A quiet February?

After enjoying great theatre in January including several performances at Re:play and the King’s Arms Play4free, February is looking somewhat quiet.

My pick has to be Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange which runs from 5th February to 7th March.  Written by Rona Munro who has recently enjoyed great success with ‘The James Plays’, the play focuses on gang history in Manchester, from 1885 to the recent riots.  With a community ensemble, expect this to be a powerful play, full of energy.

Queer Contact runs from 5th to 15th Feb and features an impressive range of theatre, music, cabaret and comedy.

Both of this season’s play at the Capitol Theatre take place in February.  ‘Red Noses’, a comedy, runs from 4th to 7th Feb.  ‘Women of Troy’, based on the Greek tragedy, runs from 25th to 28th February.  Always a high standard, it’s worth catching at least one of these.

I’d always suggest seeing something new at the King’s Arms – ask around or take a chance on something new.

If you’re looking for something different, there are two movement based pieces at the Lowry.  John, about one man’s search for love, looks fascinating (26,27 Feb), as does Light, about surveillance and thought control (4, 5 Feb).

Perhaps not so quiet as it first looked!


Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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