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Photo: Good Chance Theatre

Calais’ Jungle Theatre

Home to 6,000 refugees from some of the most violent places on Earth, the last thing you’d expect to find between countless tents and huts is a theatre

Photo: The Lowry @Flickr

Review: A Shrektacular Performance

Harry Newton looks back on a fantastic performance by the cast of Shrek the Musical at The Lowry

Photo Credit: Moscow City Ballet; The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker

Scintillating costumes, flexed feet, and moments of questionable timing! Reporter Georgina Gledhill examines The Moscow City Ballet’s The Nutcracker with a keen eye…

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

La Mélancolie Des Dragons Photo: Press Shot

Review: La Mélancolie Des Dragons

A part of HOME’s new season, Philippe Quesne welcomes his production of La Mélancolie Des Dragons to Manchester


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

Photo: Ed Lilly

Review: INSIDE

On the 9th of February, Elise Gallagher visited the Bolton Octagon to see the acclaimed psychological thriller INSIDE, presented by Strawberry Blonde Curls Theatre Company


Review: As Water Reflects The Face

‘As Water Reflects the Face’ at The Dancehouse portrays the social issues young people face in Transylvania. The performance moves the audience with its authenticity, writes Camilla Lindner

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: 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

Michael Shelford as Private James Smith. Photo: Ian Tilton

Review: Early One Morning – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Luke Sharma attends a heart-rending production of Early One Morning at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton