June theatre

June is a fairly quiet month before the big July events – Manchester International Festival, Manchester Fringe, Flare Festival and 24/7.  Start booking if you haven’t already!

My pick is Nick Payne’s Constellations, at the Lowry from 9 – 13 June.  This love story spread across parallel universes won Best Play at the Evening Standard Awards in 2012.

Ghost Train continues at the Royal Exchange, to 20 June, playing to great reviews. If you like the previous plays from Told by an Idiot, you’ll love this.

There are some interesting fringe events coming up:

At the Royal Oak Pub in Eccles, 4 – 7 June, the Lowry and Not Too Tame present Early Doors, a site specific experience celebrating community spirit and pub culture.

At ContactMoving Dance Forward, 11 – 12 June, features dance and performance by four leading North West choreographers.

At Hulme Garden Centre, 13 – 14 June, performance artist Tom Marshman presents We Need To Talk About Bambi.

And of course for pure spectacle, don’t miss Manchester Day on 14 June, throughout the City Centre.


Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

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