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: Pests at Hope Mill Theatre

Vivienne Franzmann’s hard hitting play was commissioned in 2014 and played at the Royal Court and the Royal Exchange to mixed reviews. I can see...

Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese is bringing her new Glamonatrix tour...

Burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese is coming to the UK next year with her latest tour, Glamonatrix. And the all-new revue includes a date...

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Phantom of the Opera is coming back to Manchester – how...

Musical theatre fans rejoice!  Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Phantom of the Opera is heading back to Manchester for an epic ten-week run. The award-winning...

Review: Admissions at The Lowry

Fans of ER and Doctor Who will recognise Alex Kingston. She played Dr Elizabeth Corday in the hit US drama and River Song in...

Review: Rotterdam at The Opera House

Jon Brittain’s acclaimed play about gender and sexuality, Rotterdam, has never been more significant or timely. It arrives in Manchester following cancelled performances in Southampton...

Review: The Book of Mormon at the Palace Theatre

The Book of Mormon, the hit musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, has two key unique selling points, apart from the non-stop comedy....

World premiere of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet comes to The...

Shakespeare’s classic tale of star cross’d lovers has inspired the creative community for generations. The tragic and passionate love story set against the conflict...

Review: Hobson’s Choice at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Classic plays such as Hobson’s Choice can benefit from new adaptations. If they do not stray too far from the meaning of the original text...

Should Manchester Art Gallery change? Takeover will challenge public opinion about...

Even if you didn’t go to Sonia Boyce’s exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery last year, you’ll probably remember the media storm which preceded it. Here's...

Review: Club Tropicana at the Opera House

At Club Tropicana, the drinks are free. Well, they were in the Wham song. And here, in this new musical by Michael Gyngell, 80s...

Coronation Street actress writes play about her veteran father’s suicide

You may recognise Christine Mackie as Dr Gaddas, Coronation Street’s resident doctor, a role she's played since 2014. But if you’re not a Corrie fan,...

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