Monthly Archives: December 2014

Albert Hall – a spectacular venue

Anyone who saw Maxime Peake perform the Masque of Anarchy at last year’s Manchester International Festival will have appreciated the Albert Hall as a perfect venue for theatre. According to the website, the Albert Hall is a Grade II listed Wesleyan chapel designed in eclectic style with Baroque and Gothic elements for the Wesleyan Mission… Continue Reading →


Here are my top ten suggestions for 2015. 1.  Watch out for news of the Manchester International Festival.  This has been a magnificent event in recent (every second) years and the best shows always sell out fast. 2.  Be there at the opening of HOME in May 2015.  This promises to be a new journey for theatre… Continue Reading →

2014 Favourites

2014 has been a great year for Manchester theatre.  Of course this blog is just me so I can’t watch, or even be aware of, everything.  But I have seen some amazing things this year. HOME has produced two outstanding site specific plays this year.  In June,  the ‘Edinburgh Castle’ in Ancoats hosted ‘Angel Meadow’,… Continue Reading →

The Curious Incident

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at the Lowry (until 10th January) is a visually spectacular journey into the mind of a teenager who sees the world differently to most people.  It is at the same time exciting and thought provoking.  Complex digital visuals evoking the fear of being trapped in the… Continue Reading →

Two events for January

What to see in January after the Christmas season? Well, I would suggest that the month could easily be filled by two events which I think deserve support.  Both showcase the range of Manchester Fringe Theatre and both offer more plays than you could hope to see in any one month. First, HOME Re:play Festival which… Continue Reading →