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Review: Helping Hannah

Part of The University of Manchester Drama Society’s MIFTAs season, this is a charming, coming of age drama

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Review: Christine

Christine follows the enigmatic story of Christine Chubbuck, a 70s news reporter who committed suicide live on air

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Review: Passengers

Passengers attempts to reach for the stars with its sinister plot but ends up getting lost in space instead

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Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The audience at the Lowry were treated to a wonderful performance that was visually superb and entertaining from beginning to end

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Review: The Innocents

The Innocents explores the harrowing effects of rape on a group of Polish nuns after World War Two

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Review: Kate Plays Christine

Kate Plays Christine explores the ethics of our fascination with tragedy and death

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Review: Fringe’s Epic Love and Pop Songs

This feisty piece of promising writing from a Young Pleasance alumnus is bound to administer an injection of fun into the Fringe programme

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HOME Pick of the Week: Dheepan

Dheepan is the 2015 Palme D’Or-winning crime drama that tells a story that the media never did; Nadia Cheung reviews the film as it comes to HOME

Theatres

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

Dr Faustus 3 by Babette Adrian. Photo: RBS Gallery

Classics digested: Doctor Faustus

450 years after Christopher Marlowe’s birth, Paul Reilly examines Marlowe’s dramatization of the Faust legend

The Freaks (L-R): Seth Rogen as Ken, Jason Segel as Nick, Linda Cardellini as Lindsay and James Franco as Daniel. NBC Photo: Chris Haston

From the Vault: Freaks and Geeks

Lifestyle Editor Moya Crockett on why this American high school TV series, first aired in 1999, should be everyone’s new favourite show