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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

Palace Theatre and Opera House unveil a new season of smash...

Manchester's premier theatres The Palace Theatre and Opera House have announced their new season of shows - and theatre fans are in for a...

Ten-day arts festival Refract:18 gets off to a flying start

Arts festival Refract:18 opened yesterday with a unique performance by award-winning entertainers PanGottic featuring contraptions, clowning and comedy. Long Shot followed one man (Matt Pang) kitted...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Jorgie Porter, actress and TV personality

Jorgie Porter is no stranger to the spotlight. From finding a love of performing at the tender age of three when she started ballet lessons...

Sneak preview: Dusty at The Lowry

Another week, another jukebox musical. But this time, there is some real grit, bravery and determination in Jonathan Harvey’s celebration of the loves, life and...

Three to see this weekend: fetes, festivals and fighting zombies

The sun may be shying away, but there are plenty of hot events happening in and around the city this weekend. From an award-winning...

Review: Aspects of Love at Hope Mill Theatre

While England were getting knocked out of the World Cup, I was watching some knock out performances in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s...

Joe Gill: from Withington to The Full Monty via Emmerdale

Actor Joe Gill likes to take risks by playing people who are very different to him. He shot to fame playing Finn Barton in...

Review: Private Fears in Public Places at Salford Arts Theatre

There’s something alluringly cinematic about Alan Ayckbourn’s Private Fears in Public Places. One of the great playwright’s later works, he intended it to be...

Review: Mamma Mia! at The Palace Theatre

Mamma Mia! is almost 20 years old. Since it opened in London in 1999, it has gone global, with many international tours. Meryl Streep...

Ex-Corrie heartthrob Richard Fleeshman is back in town

Richard Fleeshman is one of those performers who never stops trying new things. His TV career began on the famous Coronation Street cobbles, playing...

Review: The Play That Goes Wrong at The Opera House

The Play That Goes Wrong has kept audiences in the West End laughing for the last four years, and you can see why. It has...

Review: War Horse at The Lowry

The term 'war horse' is sometimes to applied to old theatrical productions still doing the rounds, surviving precisely because they are old fashioned and...