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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

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,...

Russell Brand does his best impression of a Mancunian accent

In case you haven’t heard, the lovely cockney comedian/actor/radio host/author/activist Russell Brand is doing two shows at The Lowry next week. The first show is sold out...

Review: Matchsticks at 53Two

Matchsticks is a gritty two-woman play set in a prison where everything is mind numbingly bleak. Dani (Rachel McMurray) seeks counselling because she wants to...

This play about domestic violence demands to be seen

There's a difference between a play you should see and a play you need to see. Forever Changes falls into the second category. It was when...

Quaker and queer: The Naked Dietitian bares all at Greater Manchester...

An award-winning doctor will be busting health myths through powerful poetry and personal storytelling in her new show at The Greater Manchester Fringe. Altrincham-born Dr Lucy...

The Greater Manchester Fringe show where Shakespeare meets Love Island

You’d expect the youngest theatre company performing at this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe festival to be doing something political. Something about Brexit or Jeremy Corbyn,...

This theatre’s programme celebrates Manchester’s diverse communities

There’s something exciting happening in the world of local theatre. Back with a hot new look and a website to match, Contact Theatre's autumn...

The Salford play that’s just like Corrie – but with strong...

Jack Land Noble's dark comic soap opera The Salford Belles is coming to The Greater Manchester Fringe this summer. The play was first staged as...

Is this Manchester’s most entertaining bus journey?

It's National Catch the Bus Week. If you travel regularly by bus you'll know how entertaining it can be. The characters, the conversations, the carrier bags. Now...

When Mozart meets the Kardashians: The Marriage of Kim K at...

I’ve never really thought about a Mozart/Kardashian mash-up. I don't think anyone has. But when I heard there was a fringe show revolving around...