Monthly Archives: March 2015


There’s something wonderful about seeing stuff in development and I’d wanted to come to the King’s Arms Vaults for ages – since seeing the Dumb Waiter and wondering how it worked in this space.  It’s a quirky place holding 20 in the cellar. Cold, slightly damp, a bit edgy.  The sort of place you come to… Continue Reading →

The Life and Loves of a Nobody

The Life and Loves of a Nobody is the latest offering from what is turning out to be a varied and challenging season at the Lowry studio.  Developed by Sheffield based Third Angel, this is a devised piece (a collaborative effort instead of the traditional writer) exploring the value of life and the price of fame…. Continue Reading →


As the Cornerhouse closes its doors for the last time with the closing party on April 4th, here are ten quirky reasons I love the Cornerhouse.  Of course, what really made the Cornerhouse were the amazing staff and interesting people who went there.  But it’s nice to remember the little things too. 1.  Sitting by… Continue Reading →

April Plays

April is a good month for theatre in Manchester mixing the classic and the new. Acclaimed theatre company, Kneehigh Theatre, bring Daphne du Maurier’s  Rebecca to the Lowry from 7 – 11 April.  Also watch out for their September show Dead Dog in a Suitcase at the new HOME. From 14 – 25 April, JB Shorts returns to the Joshua Brooks… Continue Reading →

A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge is one of my favourite plays, and Eddie Carbone one of the great theatrical characters.  Any production has  a lot to live up to – the classic Royal Exchange masterpiece a few years ago, and the current Old Vic production, which will be screened to cinemas on 26 March. Stockport Garrick promote… Continue Reading →