Tag: Theatre

Feb 14
Welcome to Shangri-La reviewed: full of sparky performances and witty writing

Gemma Langford’s new play lifts the lid on the colourful facade of sticks of rock,…

Feb 11
Thriller Live reviewed: die-hard Michael Jackson fans will love it – but what about the rest of us?

Thriller Live, a celebration of the music of Michael Jackson, has been in the West End…

Feb 05
The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel reviewed: you’ll leave smiling from ear to ear

Charlie Chaplin’s slapstick remains beloved by audiences. Newcomers can view his…

Feb 04
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…

Jan 27
Phantom of the Opera sequel is coming to Manchester for first ever UK tour – how to get tickets

Following on from a sell-out North American tour, the spellbinding sequel to The…

Dec 09
Inside the world of 2084 – the new immersive theatre experience at Manchester Central Library

Staring down at the assessment form, I can’t help but feel a little trepidation as…

Nov 26
The best Christmas shows in Manchester this year – and how to get tickets

Everybody loves a panto at Christmas. But there’s more to Christmas than pantos.…

Oct 31
Review: Rambert Triple Bill celebrates modern dance that stands out from the crowd

Rambert is one of the world’s leading independent dance companies, known for radical,…

Oct 14
Explore Manchester Central Library after dark with an immersive theatre show inspired by Orwell’s 1984

The Ministry of Truth is recruiting… This winter, you can explore the dramatic…

Jul 29
A musical production of Amélie is coming to Manchester next week – how to get tickets

A musical theatre production of Oscar-winning indie film Amélie is coming to…

Jun 26
Review: Pests at Hope Mill Theatre

Vivienne Franzmann’s hard hitting play was commissioned in 2014 and played at the…

Jun 24
Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese is bringing her new Glamonatrix tour to Manchester – how to get tickets

Burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese is coming to the UK next year with her latest tour,…

May 28
Review: All I See Is You at Hope Mill Theatre

Kathrine Smith’s poignant play focuses on the lives of two gay men who quietly fight…

Apr 30
Shameless and The Bill actor Ciaran Griffiths on returning to theatre with All I See Is You

The award-winning play, All I See Is You, is returning to the north west at the end of…

Apr 24
Review: Home, I’m Darling at The Lowry

Home, I’m Darling is Laura Wade’s first original play since Posh, her 2010…

Apr 17
Review: Ghost – The Musical at the Palace Theatre Manchester

Ghost is up there with the likes of Dirty Dancing, Grease and Top Gun as iconic movies…

Apr 08
Manchester’s only independent, city centre, wheelchair accessible theatre needs your help

53two has developed a reputation in Manchester for quality and affordable theatre that…

Apr 02
Review: The Girl On The Train at The Lowry

The Girl On The Train began life as Paula Hawkins’ best-selling book and was quickly…

Mar 22
Review: JB Shorts Reloaded at 53Two shows the greatest hits from the past decade

Ten years ago, Manchester-based Reallife Theatre Company began staging JB Shorts. The…

Mar 05
In the Night Garden Live has star appeal at The Lowry

There’s something magical about CBeebies’ hit TV show In The Night Garden…

Jan 08
This is Going to Hurt is a hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking insight into life as a junior doctor

Adam Kay’s first book, This is Going to Hurt, was an instant Sunday Times number…

Jan 04
Salford actress Lauren Jacobs on being in The Band, meeting Take That and playing The Lowry

Take That have been entertaining audiences for almost 30 years and have a really busy…

Nov 27
What goes on behind the scenes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre?

Housed inside a stunning Grade II listed building, the Royal Exchange is the country’s…

Nov 15
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to tour Manchester schools

A specially staged production of the National Theatre’s award-winning play, The…

Nov 06
Hit musical The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester for the first time

Manchester is to get another huge theatre exclusive – as hit West End and…

Oct 31
Meet the writer and actor aiming to destroy some myths about HIV

Stockport-born actor and writer Nathaniel Hall is getting ready to appear in a one-man…

Sep 26
Why you can now get the best value tickets for events in Manchester through I Love MCR®

I Love MCR® has entered into an exciting new partnership with TickX, the UK’s leading…