The best of theatre for the week ahead.
Whilst being one of Tennesse William’s lesser-known plays, Orpheus Descending, still has plenty of what we love about him: a young male drifter, an unhappy Southern belle and lots of passion. Stars Imogen Stubbs as Lady Torrance.
Runs from 24th October to 24th November at The Royal Exchange Theatre
Student Tickets £10 or £5 on a Monday or Friday
The Bolton Octagon’s family festive show this year is the timeless classic we all know and love: Peter Pan. With a talented cast of actor-musicians playing originally composed music, the show is sure to bring out the child in all of us!
Runs at the Bolton Octagon until 12th January 2013
Steptoe and Son
Based on the 1960’s television show of the same name, Steptoe and Son is the latest production to come from the loveliest (not to mention internationally acknowledged) theatre company you are ever like to meet: Kneehigh. The show follows grimy and grumpy Steptoe and his son as they bicker their way through two World Wars, whilst looked over by their Guardian Angel. Promises to be ‘darkly comic’ and ‘deeply moving’. Also produced by the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Runs from the 20th to 24th November at the Lowry Theatre
Tickets £6 to £22
The University of Manchester Drama Society presents the third play in it’s Autumn Showcase: Julius Caesar. Student Caitlin Gleeson directs the all-female cast in the classic tale of murder, betrayal and friendship.
Runs from at the John Thaw Studio in the Martin Harris Centre from the 21st to 23rd November
Student tickets £4.50 or £4 with an UMDS card