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Review: All or Nothing

It seems mod culture is definitely the newest trend to be revived

Michael Pennington with Beth Cooke as Cordelia Photo: Marc Brenner

Review: King Lear

In light of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, this production of King Lear, with the lead role played by four-time Olivier nominee Michael Pennington, has been highly anticipated

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Review: Let it Be

Jack Carmichael enters a world of ‘Beatlemania’ to review this show which follow the band’s musical journey

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Review: Cats! The Musical

The jellicle cats come alive at the Manchester Opera House in this modern take on the classic family musical

Kris Kringle in 1947's Miracle on 34th Street Photo: Insomnia Cured Here @Flickr

Miracle on 34th Street: Christmas spirit on Quay Street

The Christmas period has been thoroughly introduced after a great performance of Miracle on 34th Street at the Manchester Opera House

Photo: Helen Maybanks

Review: Jersey Boys

Musical classic Jersey Boys comes to Manchester’s Opera House


Review: Spamalot

Spamalot offered a lot of surrealist surprises and a hilarious evening, writes Matthew Gormley

Photo: Phil Tragen

Review: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Matthew Gormley on this year’s festive extravaganza at Manchester Opera House

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

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Review: Eric and Little Ern

Eric and Little Ern failed to bring sunshine to Benjamin Monk.

Photo: Eric and Little Ern

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.


They might not be young, they might not be pretty!

But they offer the full package at Manchester Opera House, Nicole Tamer takes a glimpse at The Full Monty.