Posts Under ‘General’ Category

See something new in April

Some months you want to see something different, and April feels like just the right time.  Here are some events that offer something, well, a little different, or unexpected, or surprising, not just in Manchester.  I haven’t seen any of them, but they’re all productions that I’d take a chance, knowing you might witness something truly brilliant…. Continue Reading →

Best of 2015

It’s been a very good year for theatre in Manchester.  From the International Festival through mainstream theatres to fringe and university productions, there really has been something for everyone.  At times there have been many more things to see than anyone could possibly manage and for that reason this review can never be truly comprehensive.  Still, hopefully… Continue Reading →

Danger Mouse

What I love about Manchester is that there is so much going on and at times you can just stumble over amazing events by accident.  I’m at HOME, planning to work with a pot of tea for the afternoon, and the place is full of people in yellow T-shirts, turns out this is the last… Continue Reading →

October Theatre in Manchester

October offers the chance to see two different takes on 1950s McCarthyism and how the themes still resonate today. The superb Royal Exchange production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible continues until 24 October.  This stripped back version explores how greed, fear and revenge spiral out of control when lies replace truth.  See my review here. From 8 – 31… Continue Reading →

Manchester Venues

Today I attended an afternoon of eight short plays as part of the Gap Project at Halle St Peter’s.  From their website: Manchester has a buzzing, passionate and talented theatre scene, from the vibrant fringe to our flagship Royal Exchange and HOME venues. It seems there is almost everything. But is there a Gap? Are we… Continue Reading →