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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 →

September Theatre in Manchester

So after the quiet of August (unless you were fortunate to spend the month in Edinburgh), Manchester’s theatre comes back to life in September. Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, Paines Plough’s Roundabout heads to the Lowry for six days from 15-20 September.  There’s a mix of established theatre and new writing, but the venue is worth… Continue Reading →