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Review: Duckie

Will Vincent reviews Le Gateau Chocolat’s family friendly retelling of The Ugly Duckling

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Review: Hollie McNish & Jackie Hagan at the Manchester Literature Festival

Poetry double bill as rising stars Hollie McNish and Jackie Hagan perform at Manchester Literature Festival


How you can get involved with Manchester’s theatres

How to get involved and gain invaluable experience in your chosen theatre field within some of the most popular theatres in Manchester

Manchester's best theatres Contact Theatre Photo: contactmcr @ Flickr

Where to go – Manchester’s best theatres

A definitive guide to Manchester’s best theatres, offering a wide range of drama, comedy, and spoken word performances

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Review: Amsterdam

Chanje Kunda excels in her one-woman show at the Contact Theatre

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Chanje Kunda – the Renaissance Woman

Nicole Tamer interviews the talented poet, dancer and performer, Chanje Kunda.

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Black History Month at the Students’ Union

Black History Month will take its toll at the Students’ Union this October with a range of events from Open Mic to Panel Discussions

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What’s on

October will be an exciting month for the Manchester theatre scene and the theatre section will not be short of reviews and interviews. Here’s a what to expect in the next two weeks.

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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients

Evelyn Barrett spent her Friday night watching Kate Tempest’s modern-day myth Brand New Ancients at the Contact Theatre

Photo credit: Proto-type Theatre Company

Review: The Good, The God and The Guillotine

Iona Douglas reviews Proto-type Theatre’s The Good, The God and The Guillotine at Contact Theatre

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February Events

Don’t miss out on all the literary events going on in Manchester this month

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Review: The Adventures of Sky the Reluctant Hero

Bianca Francesca takes her first trip to the theatre to review Digging Deep at the Contact