Monthly Archives: June 2015

Manchester Day

So it’s not theatre, but it’s performance of a sort.  And it celebrates a lot of what is great about Manchester.  Just photos.  Manchester Day 14 June 2015. Follow @quietmandave

Bambi in Hulme

Hulme Community Garden Centre on a damp Saturday afternoon.  It’s a beautiful place tucked amongst the housing of Hulme, an oasis of calm and green.  The small group assembles.  Tom Marshman enters and starts to talk about the Disney film Bambi.  We share our thoughts. Hazy nostalgia has brought Tom to think about Bambi and the… Continue Reading →

Vernon God Little at ALRA

Having seen ALRA twice before (Red Noses at RNCM and Spur of the Moment at Re:Play), it was good to see an ALRA production at ‘home’ at The Mill at the Pier in Wigan.   Vernon God Little tells the story of 15 year old Vernon whose best friend Jesus kills his classmates.  Vernon then goes… Continue Reading →

Parallel Universes and Love Stories – Constellations

I’ve been looking forward to seeing Constellations since its first run at the Royal Court, and in between have had the pleasure of a fascinating workshop with the writer, Nick Payne.  Finally it’s on at the Lowry Quays Theatre (the smaller one with the fantastic view from the bar) and it’s full. This was going… Continue Reading →

Two Sisters at MADS

One area of the region’s theatre that is often overlooked is amateur theatre.  And it’s not just main stage productions of classic plays.  Amateur theatre is becoming more adventurous, and moving increasingly into ‘studio’ productions. ‘Two Sisters’  was written by Caroline Harding, and has been performed at both the Buxton Fringe and 24:7 Festival, and… Continue Reading →