Posts Tagged ‘royal exchange’

October Theatre

October in Manchester is busy for theatre and performance, so busy that you couldn’t possibly see all the good things that are lined up.  But here’s a few that look well worth checking out. At HOME, Orbit Festival runs until 15 October and includes a range of brilliant shows, some of which I’ve seen before… Continue Reading →

Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play Our Town searches for the beauty in the mundane. It shows us that we should celebrate routine, family, the tiny moments that we call life, that so often pass us by within our ambition and haste to achieve. Set in a small town both physically and metaphorically, this is a perfect… Continue Reading →

We Were Told There Was Dancing

It must be both a daunting challenge and an exciting opportunity to be able to use the underground areas of the Royal Exchange for a promenade play.  But that’s exactly what the Royal Exchange Young Company have done with We Were Told There Was Dancing.  ‘Charting the shifting and stalling attitudes to gay rights’, we… Continue Reading →

MIF17: Fatherland

A conversation about MIF’s Fatherland at the Royal Exchange, shortly after the end of the performance. Son:  I just felt like I spent half of the play feeling like I wasn’t getting what I should be getting.  It felt there was so much left out, for the audience to fill in how the relationships were… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie

FLARE17: Actresses Always Lie by El Pollo Campero, Comidas Para Llevar (Spain) I love performances that appear to be light hearted but mask very serious issues underneath, where you come away with the nagging feeling that there was a lot more to the production than you first saw.  Gloria March Chulvi (Sleepwalk Collective’s Domestica) and Cris Celada… Continue Reading →