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Poster: University of Manchester Drama Society

Review: Purgatory

A fast-paced, exhilarating performance graced the stage of The Martin Harris Centre on the opening night of Purgatory. I had the privilege ...

Photo: Ed Waring

Review: A Farewell to Arms

It was with marked disappointment that I left ‘Imitating the Dog’s’ performance of Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’. It was never an ...

Photo: Lily Ashton

Review: A Number

On one of Manchester’s typically chilly winter evenings, when the thoughts of the city’s student majority would usually be turning either to ...

Poster: University of Manchester Drama Society

Review: Purgatory

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 1
Photo: Ed Waring

Review: A Farewell to Arms

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 2
Photo: Lily Ashton

Review: A Number

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 3
Poster: University of Manchester Drama Society

Review: Purgatory

Rob Paterson’s play The Purgatory delighted the audience with dark themes while questioning morality, reality and mortality, writes Allie Liu

Photo: Lily Ashton

Review: A Number

Churchill’s sobering play deals with delicate themes and achieves a rare harmony of almost all the theatrical aspects required for a production, writes Sam Ebner-Landy

Photo: Flickr@Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Annabel Cartwright explores the scandalous lives of the Pollitt family in the classic play written by Tennesse Williams

Photo: Ed Waring

Review: A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms by Imitating the Dog did not manage to come close to the book’s subtle censure of war, criticises Morris Seifert.

Photo: Michael Le Poer Trench

Review: Barnum

The circus musical is a theatrical experience different from many mainstream musicals, writes Matthew Gormley

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Review: Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Nicole Tamer reviews a hilarious evening of nostalgia at the Wooster and Jeeves performance at the Lowry

Photo: Jana and Heidi

Interview: Jana Jana and Heidi

Jana, the junior half of quirky mother and daughter show Jana and Heidi answers questions about university life, starting a career in comedy and her performance at the Lowry

Photo: Ellen Kent

Review: Madama Butterfly

All the beauty of Japan was made real on stage in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Manchester Opera House, says Annabel Cartwright

Photo: 1956 Theatre

Review: The Lodger

Tom Bruce was highly entertained by the screen-to-stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s The Lodger

Photo: David Levine

Review: The Events

In the final week of a globetrotting tour, The Events remains David Greig’s and Ramin
Gray’s shattering masterpiece, writes Benjamin Monk

Photo: Helen Maybanks

Review: Secret Theatre: A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts

Benjamin Monk found Secret Theatre’s Edinburgh hit to be dizzying, life-affirming elation

Photo: Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Hamlet

Weary, if profitable, this overwrought production does not compliment Maxine Peake’s unique, genderless frailty as Hamlet, writes Benjamin Monk