Posts Tagged ‘Capitol’

The Blue Room

Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) bring David Hare’s The Blue Room to HOME.  Based on La Ronde, and similar in structure to the excellent Caresses (also from MST as part of 2016 ¡Viva! Festival), the play follows a Möbius-strip-like sequence of ten sexual encounters, each of two actors, one of whom continues into another liaison in the… Continue Reading →

Capitol Sanatorium

The latest production from Manchester School of Theatre is Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass, an adaptation by Helena Kaut-Howson of the original book by Bruno Schulz.  Regular followers of this blog will know that I look forward to productions at the Capitol Theatre, but this one really does exceed expectations. I also love physical… Continue Reading →

A quiet February?

After enjoying great theatre in January including several performances at Re:play and the King’s Arms Play4free, February is looking somewhat quiet. My pick has to be Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange which runs from 5th February to 7th March.  Written by Rona Munro who has recently enjoyed great success with ‘The James Plays’, the play… Continue Reading →

Dancing at Lughnasa – Capitol

Every so often I see a theatre production that is so unexpectedly amazing.  Dancing at Lughnasa at the Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) was such a play. Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel is set in rural Ireland in 1936 and examines the lives of the five Mundy sisters, through a narration by Michael, the child… Continue Reading →

Capitol – Brezhnev’s Children

Capitol Theatre

‘First there was freedom, then there was the Terror and now there’s nothing but mud.’ (Brezhnev’s Children) The Capitol is MMU’s theatre for students on acting courses within the School of Art.  The course is highly regarded, and it’s a great opportunity to see up and coming talent in often challenging plays that are well staged… Continue Reading →