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Nathan Wiley as Tom Wingfield, Fiona Hampton as Laura Wingfield, Margot Leicester as Amanda Wingfield and Kieran Hill as the Gentleman Caller. photo: Ian Tilton

Must See: 1st – 8th April

Sticking around in Manchester this Easter? Here’s our guide to what’s on over the next week for those of you looking to take a welcome break from John Rylands

Animation for the Contact's 'Digging Deep'. Photo: Contact Theatre

Must See: 11th-18th March

What’s on in local theatre this week

Eve Polycarpou in Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Chris Honer at The Lowry. photo: Jonathan Keenan

Review: Mother Courage and Her Children

Rebekah Murrell reviews the Library Theatre Company’s performance of Mother Courage and Her Children

Nigel Cooke as Atticus Finch (left) and Okezei Morro as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Royal Exchange. Photo: Jonathan Keenan

To Kill a Mockingbird

Robbie Davidson heads to the Royal Exchange to review their long awaited production of Harper Lee’s modern classic

Leela Carr-Bond in the MIFTAs production of The Maenad. Photo: Oliver Walton

‘Man, Woman and not-at-all Mild!’ – MIFTAs review

Ben Marshall reviews an original piece of drama as part of the annual MIFTAs festival

The MIFTAs performance of Paper Shield. photo: Joshua Val Martin

The MIFTAs begin with a bang

Ben Marshall reviews Paper Shield, the first performance of the season for the MIFTAs

Members of the UMDS perform at the MIFTAS. photo: UMDS

Must See: 18th-25th February

Mother Courage and Her Children The Library theatre company performs Tony Krushner’s adaptation of Brecht’s classic piece about the relationship between war and business set…

Students Alex Bennett and Ben Boskovic in rehearsal for the Library Theatre Company's production of Mother Courage. photo: Library Theatre Company

Brecht’s piece set to be a success

Andrew Georgeson previews the Library Theatre Company’s production of Brecht’s classic war drama Mother Courage and Her Children

Nathan Ives-Moiba as Walter Tull at the Bolton Octagon. photo: Ian Tilton

Theatrical hat-trick: football, suffragettes and heroism at the Octagon

Andrew Georgeson heads to Bolton Octagon to review Tull, a dramatisation of racial struggle

Rehearsals for Boy In Dress showing at the Contact this week. photo: Contact theatre

Must See: 4th-11th March

Our pick of what’s on in local theatre this week


The best thing/worst thing I’ve ever seen on stage

Hannah Lawrence gives us the best and worst of her theatre experiences

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club (Photo:Jonny Whiting)

‘Improdigy’ at Frog and Bucket brings laughs, but not plenty of them

Is ‘Improdigy’ the answer to the prayers of fans of stand-up comedy? Grace Williams isn’t sure