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

Tickets for Disney’s iconic musical The Lion King are on sale...

The Lion King returns to Manchester this year for a three month run at The Palace Theatre, and tickets are already selling fast. Set against...

Wuthering Heights reviewed: toxic love in an other-worldly wilderness

Even in the world of great literature classics, Wuthering Heights is a very special story. A tale of an obsessive and passionately toxic love that...

Thriller Live reviewed: die-hard Michael Jackson fans will love it –...

Thriller Live, a celebration of the music of Michael Jackson, has been in the West End for 11 years and the show is constantly...

The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel reviewed: you’ll...

Charlie Chaplin’s slapstick remains beloved by audiences. Newcomers can view his classic films everywhere online, and spending just two minutes doing this reminds you...

The Greater Manchester theatres under threat of closure, redevelopment or demolition

When the Theatres Trust announced the 2020 Theatres at Risk Register, it was revealed that five theatres are under threat of closure, redevelopment or...

10 of the best things to do in Manchester this February

January is over (*yay*). Time to prepare for a whole 29 days of February. But while some of us may stay in hibernation in...

Buddy reviewed: you’ll go home whistling Raining in my Heart even...

Buddy Holly jukebox musical Buddy is 30 years old and shows no signs of slowing down or disappearing, having been performed all over the...

Phantom of the Opera sequel is coming to Manchester for first...

Following on from a sell-out North American tour, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will play Manchester Opera House this October. It's the first ever...

My Night with Reg reviewed: a reminder that living for the...

Kevin Elyot’s My Night with Reg revolves around get togethers and doorbells signalling the arrival of a guest who may put a cat amongst...

Kay Mellor’s Band of Gold reviewed: this gritty drama captures the...

Kay Mellor is a writer who has always managed to integrate social issues into her dramas without making them feel preachy. There is always...

An Inspector Calls reviewed: beguiling, intriguing and a must see

JB Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is a classic thriller. But is it still relevant for today’s audiences? At first, it feels like a good old...

Have you got what it takes to play Cinderella at this...

Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester is looking for the star of its 2020 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella – and has announced details...

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