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Review: A Shrektacular Performance

It can often be risky when you take something so well-known and completely change it; whether that be a book into a ...

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Review: Macbeth

"Is this a dagger which I see before me, its handle toward my hand?" Currently finding myself at the beginning of a Shakespeare ...

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Review: The Nutcracker

A somewhat out-of-season performance of The Nutcracker from the Moscow City Ballet seemed like the ideal remedy for the post-Christmas blues and ...

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Review: A Shrektacular Performance

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 1
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Review: Macbeth

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 2
Photo Credit: Moscow City Ballet; The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 3
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Review: A Shrektacular Performance

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

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Review: Macbeth

HOME’s new interpretation of the Shakespeare classic Macbeth casts a dystopian setting against the violent play

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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…

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Review: Wit

Wit at the Royal Exchange Theatre, featuring Julie Hesmondhalgh, is an intensely emotional but also sharply funny story of a dying academic’s attempts to come to terms with her mortality

Gary Barlow, Tim Firth and the Calendar Girls. Photo: John Swannell

Review: The Girls

Tim Firth and Gary Barlow bring their fresh interpretation of the nationally adored Calendar Girls to the Lowry

Animal Farm Photo: UoM Drama Society

Review: Animal Farm

As part of the Drama Society’s latest ‘Autumn Showcase’, Monique Touko presents her adaption of the Orwell classic Animal Farm

Paul McEwan (Mo), Andrew Sheridan (Dustfinger), Katherine Carlton (Meggie), Rachel Atkins (Elinor), and Kelly Hotten (The Narrator) in Inkheart, adapted by Walter Meierjohann and Stephen Sharkey from the novel by Cornelia Funke, directed by Walter Meierjohann. Photo: Graeme Cooper

Review: Inkheart

Directed by Walter Meierjohann, HOME presents Inkheart as its first Winter showcase

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Review: Romeo and Juliet

The English National Ballet’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet casts a renaissance masterpiece over Manchester’s Palace Theatre

Lord of the Flies. Photo: Johan Persson

Review: Lord of the Flies

Nigel Williams’ stage adaptation of William Golding’s modern classic Lord of the Flies comes to the Lowry

Katherine Carlton (middle), who plays Meggie with school girls Maya Cribbin and Ashley Hayes. Photo: Press shot

Preview: Inkheart

Inkheart is HOME’s first Christmas production since its grand opening earlier this year

Pit - A Play by UoM Drama Society

Review: The Pit

As part of the Drama Society’s 2015 Autumn showcase, The Pit sets the scene of a dystopian construction site

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