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: Heads Up at HOME

Kieran’s Hurley’s one man show Heads Up received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. Now it’s touring the UK with its quietly...

Review: Annie at the Opera House

Annie, the hit Broadway musical about the little red-haired orphan who wins the hearts of all she meets was first staged in 1977. I've...

Review: Jane Eyre at The Lowry

Like most fans of Eng Lit, the Brontë sisters have played a big part in my academic life. I quite liked Jane Eyre and thought the Michael Fassbender...

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...

Early Doors returns to The Lowry for limited summer run

The Grapes Pub is reopening its doors for a limited season in a not-to-be-missed night of fun and laughter. Early Doors Live is returning to The Lowry for a limited...

Review: Billy Elliot The Musical has the power to speak a...

Billy Elliot The Musical, the story of a working class boy who puts down his boxing gloves and turns to dancing, is touring the UK...

Review: Motown the Musical at the Opera House

The music of Motown is timeless. Once you start to roll off the names of some of the biggest hits, you can't stop. So...

Zog and Room on the Broom head to Manchester for live...

Fans of the children's books of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are being spoilt for choice in Manchester this year. For hot on the heels...

The Full Monty returns to Manchester Opera House for the very...

When it was first released on the big screen in August 1997, it was hard to predict that The Full Monty - a film...

Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton can’t wait to do The Time...

Professional dancer, presenter, actress, and singer Joanne Clifton has gone from training  celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing alongside her brother Kevin to performing on stage...

New Manchester theatre to open inside Great Northern Warehouse

Manchester is about to get a new theatre. It will be located in the Great Northern Warehouse and will open its doors for a...

Andy Kershaw on his most memorable Manchester gig and favourite Manchester...

Broadcaster, journalist and writer Andy Kershaw has lived his life in the fast lane and he’s got the penalty points to prove it. There isn't...

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