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Theatre

There’s no shortage of theatres in Manchester. The Palace and Opera House show mainly West End productions and musicals whilst the Royal Exchange Theatre, the largest theatre in the round in Britain, The Lyric Theatre at The Lowry, which has the largest stage in the United Kingdom outside London's West End, and HOME, with its two performance venues, show everything from classic theatre and revivals to contemporary drama and new writing. The Greater Manchester Fringe puts on hundreds of productions every summer

This charming fan: Letters to Morrissey at HOME

Walking into the theatre for one-man play Letters To Morrissey at Manchester’s HOME was like bursting into a teenage boy’s bedroom. Solo actor Gary...

Be More Martyn: new play to celebrate life of Manchester terror...

Martyn Hett was a 29-year-old who loved life, pop music, and Manchester. He was known for how much he adored the culture of the...

Three to see this weekend: the beer, the band, the bespoke...

Whether you fancy yourself a taste of Brooklyn, a band-new show, or a bespoke shopping experience with a twist, there's something for you this...

One-man Morrissey show comes to Manchester

A new one-man show about Morrissey is coming to Manchester, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Letters To Morrissey is a heartfelt, humorous production by award-winning...

Freak show comes to Manchester’s 53Two theatre

Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Like you're out of place? Felt like, for lack of a better word, a freak? Freak...

Manchester students take divine show to the Edinburgh Fringe

Godspell is one of the lesser known musicals of yesteryear. It's based on stories in the Gospel of Matthew but is nowhere near as...

Meet the Manchester actor who performs every Bond movie in a...

A brand new stage production, One Man Bond: Every Bond Movie In 60 Minutes is touring the north of England this autumn. It's written and...

Manchester University students take award-winning puppet play to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the world. Last year, it featured 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows at 294 venues over...

First Street first: why Manchester’s latest entertainment destination has got the...

First Street, Manchester's newest dining, drinking and entertainment destination is Mancunian through and through. Little remains of the vital role in Manchester's history that the...

Review: Contractions/North of Providence play at The Greater Manchester Fringe

One of the brilliant things about Fringe festivals is the opportunity to see theatre at its most experimental and exciting. Play With Fire productions...

Three to see this weekend: a craft show, rave bingo and...

Look at the weather. Just look at it. Doesn’t it make you want to jet off somewhere hot? Somewhere you can sit on a...

The fringe play that puts Manchester in the spotlight

Short Scenes About Manchester does exactly what it says on the tin. It explores what it means to be Mancunian, so expect to laugh,...