An early look at 2017

If you’re starting to plan the first couple of months of 2017, here’s a few ideas:

At the Royal Exchange, a co-production with Graeae Theatre Company presents The House of Bernarda Alba by Lorca.  Graeae are ‘a force for change in world-class theatre, breaking down barriers, challenging preconceptions, championing diversity across the sector and boldly placing D/deaf and disabled artists centre stage’.  Starring the impressive Kathryn Hunter, recently seen at HOME in the Emperor, this ‘bitter and darkly comic tragedy’ should be one to watch out for. From 2 to 25 Feb.

At HOME, PUSH2017 runs from 14 to 28 January.  Stacked full of new work by North West theatre makers, and supported by extensive workshops, I previewed this here.  And Narvik, from Manchester company Box of Tricks from 31 Jan to 4 Feb, tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war.

The highlight at Contact is Queer Contact 2017, which I previewed here.  Featuring an impressive line up, and running from 10 to 18 February, there are some superb shows here.

At the Lowry, Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone runs from 7 to 11 March.  This play was critically acclaimed at the Royal Court and should be well worth seeing.

And looking further ahead, SICK! returns to Manchester from 8 to 25 March with a fascinating line up of around forty shows.

Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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