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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: A Taste of Honey at Oldham Coliseum

It’s easy to forget how influential kitchen sink dramas became in the late 1950s and early 1960s. These films and plays set in poor industrial...

Meet the man who put words into Shayne Ward’s mouth

BAFTA and Olivier-nominated writer Jonathan Harvey is a man of many talents. Currently receiving plaudits for his brilliant work on the Aidan Connor suicide...

Three to see this weekend: food round the clock, Brighton Rock...

It's another bank holiday weekend, which gives us plenty of time to enjoy the abundance of activities Manchester has to offer. The weather forecast...

Review: #BeMoreMartyn – The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo

One year ago today, following the awful Manchester Arena attack, I was on twitter retweeting a plea from a man who was frantically trying...

Meet the Salford-born actress who’s about to become a Calendar Girl

You may have spotted Anna-Jane Casey on the cobbles of Coronation Street recently playing Geri, a woman organising a calendar to raise money for a cancer charity. Funnily enough,...

Review: Blood Brothers at The Palace Theatre

Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers is one of those musicals that has been around for so long  that it could pass you by. It's a...

Review: Long Day’s Journey Into Night at HOME

Eugene O’Neil’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is a gift for any actor. You can see why it has attracted many fine actors such as...

#BeMoreMartyn: celebration of life of Arena bomb victim returns to Manchester

Hope Theatre Company returns to Hope Mill Theatre in May to celebrate the life of one of the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing a...

Review: Titanic The Musical at The Lowry

Everyone knows the story of the Titanic. It's the basis of one of the most successful films of all time, as well as the...

12 Questions for Manchester Bees: Julie Hesmondhalgh, actor

Julie Hesmondhalgh is one of Manchester’s most famous faces and requires little introduction. Hailing from Accrington, Julie first appeared on our screens in a...

Review: The Cherry Orchard at The Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange used to be the go-to theatre for the classics. Many seasons have featured productions of plays by Shakespeare, Shaw and Chekhov. Over...

Review: This House at The Lowry

Brexit, the Windrush scandal, anti-semitism in the Labour Party, and a government propped up by the DUP. Politics just isn’t funny at the moment. So...