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Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Featuring Maxine Peake, now Associate Artist at the Royal Exchange Theatre, in the leading part, this adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ tragic tale ...

Photo:  Novel Experiments In Living

Fringe Preview: Novel Experiments In Living

A writer, a love interest, and a critic scale the pages of their own play as they try to discover what’s scripted ...

Michael Pennington with Beth Cooke as Cordelia Photo: Marc Brenner

Review: King Lear

King Lear is not a Shakespeare play that I hold particularly close to my heart in the way I have been known ...

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 1
Photo:  Novel Experiments In Living

Fringe Preview: Novel Experiments In Living

Posted on Aug 4, 2016 2
Michael Pennington with Beth Cooke as Cordelia Photo: Marc Brenner

Review: King Lear

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 3
A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Marking the opening of the Royal Exchange’s 40th anniversary season, this stripped-back version of Williams’ much-adapted story failed to make an impression

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An Alternative Freshers’ Week

Bored of the constant hangovers in Freshers’ Week? Aiswarya Kishor explores alternative things to do in Manchester this September

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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

Photo: Novel Experiments In Living

Fringe Preview: Novel Experiments In Living

A writer and his writer’s block are about to embark on their biggest adventure yet, the Edinburgh Fringe

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

The James Plays Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Review: The James Plays

Director Laurie Samson brings a Scottish king trilogy to the Lowry theatre

Victoria Wood Photo: MAG @ Flickr

Victoria Wood: The “humble genius”

“Humble genius” Victoria Wood passes away aged 62

Don Warrington as King Lear Photo: Jonathan Keenan

Review: Shakespeare’s King Lear

As one of Shakespeare’s most notoriously difficult roles to play, there have not been many versions of high renown, resulting in steep pressure and intense…

Photo: Robert Workman

Review: L’elisir d’amore

The Opera North’s light-hearted take on a perennial Italian masterpiece arrives with all the optimism of the 1950s set in which it is packaged

Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Review: The Witches

Kate Harvey explains why this transformation of a childhood classic into a zany musical sensation offers a unique theatrical experience for both young and old Dahl fans alike

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Review: Riverdance 21

University of Manchester Irish dancer Olivia Gaskill heads to the Apollo to experience the real thing

Photo: Georgia Affonso

Review: An Evening With The Voices In Annie’s Head

Sarah Teale’s ‘An Evening With The Voices In Annie’s Head’ steals the lime light of the University of Manchester Drama society 2016 MIFTA’s