Posts Tagged ‘royal exchange’

Bears

Powder Keg, winners of the Royal Exchange’s 2016 Hodgkiss Award designed to support the realisation of a brand new piece of ambitious theatre by an exceptional artist or company in the North of England, bring Bears to the Royal Exchange Studio. We want people to see a piece that is about climate change without it… Continue Reading →

June theatre

For June, here is a selection of performances that may be just off your radar.  A good opportunity to see something different and perhaps unique. Oldham Coliseum showcases new writing and emerging talent with First Break, 22 – 30 June.  A packed programme of plays, rehearsed readings, showcases and discussion in the Coliseum Studio.   HOME… Continue Reading →

FLARE 4 to 8 July

‘FLARE is a unique festival,’ says Artistic Director Neil Mackenzie as he launches the 2017 programme running from 4-8 July. ‘We want to truly engage, challenge and reward an audience… theatre is broader and wider than it is sometimes given credit’.  Certainly the line up of fifteen main performances and five student ‘Future Flares’ is fascinating…. Continue Reading →

April Theatre in Manchester

Contact‘s summer season looks fascinating despite being hastily arranged on account of the redevelopment programme being put back to the end of the year.  Watch out for The Lounge (20/21 April), looking at the topical issue of ageing, and Offside (21-22 April), turning the spotlight on women’s football and featuring the words of the amazing… Continue Reading →

The Suppliant Women

Originally written by Aeschylus, adapted by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray, The Suppliant Women tells the story of fifty women who escape forced marriage in Egypt and seek asylum in Greece.  Using a chorus of Manchester women, it’s a perfect play for the Royal Exchange space, creating a claustrophobic but exciting environment to tell… Continue Reading →