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 on Princess Street.  This showcase of six, fifteen minute plays by top TV writers always produces a couple of gems.  I have also done a preview for Time Out.

The Kings Arms is doing great theatre at the moment, and this month’s pick is Rise and Fall of Little Voice which runs from 15 – 26 April.

From 16 April – 2 May, Hindle Wakes is on at Oldham Coliseum.  Set in the fictitious mill town of Hindle in Lancashire, just before the outbreak of the First World War, this production had good reviews when playing at Bolton Octagon recently.

At the Bolton Octagon itself, Noël Coward’s ‘hilarious and ground-breaking comedy’ Private Lives runs from 26 March – 18 April.

From 21 April – 1 May The Rolling Stone  plays in rep with Anna Karenina at the Royal Exchange.  It’s a Bruntwood winner (as was Yen) and deals with the explosive consequences of a relationship between two gay men in Uganda.  This worked so well last year with Britannia Waves the Rules/Last Days of Troy and I’m looking forward to seeing both plays this time round.

Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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