Monthly Archives: February 2015

Studio Salford New Writing

Fancy seeing something different at the theatre? Studio Salford Development Week 5 is a series of rehearsed readings and script-in-hand performances at the King’s Arms, and runs from Monday 23rd Feb to Sunday 1st March.  There’s generally no charge, but you are expected to pay what you think it’s worth at the end. ‘Development Week… Continue Reading →

Slightly afraid at Oldham Coliseum

I’d never been to Oldham Coliseum, but many people had told me how good it was.  I’d only ever seen one ghost story and that was Peaceful last month at the King’s Arms.  It made sense to see ‘The Mist in the Mirror’, originally written by Susan Hill who also wrote The Woman in Black,… Continue Reading →

Light at the Lowry Studio

First an admission.  I love physical theatre.  It’s what I try to see each year at Edinburgh.  But I hadn’t heard of Theatre Ad Infinitum.  Clearly most of the audience in the packed Lowry studio had, and there was a real expectation before this production. Technically brilliant, with innovative and perfectly choreographed movement, ‘Light’ takes us… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →