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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 Credit: Moscow City Ballet; The Nutcracker

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: Wit

“It is not my intention to give away the plot, but I think I die at the end.” Julie Hesmondhalgh plays Dr. Vivian ...

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Posted on Sep 22, 2016 1
Photo Credit: Moscow City Ballet; The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker

Posted on Feb 4, 2016 2
Photo: Press shot

Review: Wit

Posted on Jan 29, 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

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…

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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

Photo: English National Ballet

Review: English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget

The English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget brings a poignant reflection on World War I to Manchester’s Palace Theatre

Festival of the spoken nerd; Photo: Kitty Walker

Review: Festival of the Spoken Nerd: Just For Graphs

Just For Graphs erred on the side of simplicity, but provided an entertaining night of comedy and nerdity

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Review: 5 Soldiers – The Body is the Frontline

Rosie Kay Dance Company performed “5 Soldiers – The body is the Frontline” at the Army Research Centre in Manchester.

Photo: Callum Web

Review: The Ghost Train

Friday the 15th of May saw ‘Told by an Idiot’ cast a ghostly spell over the Royal Exchange with their adaptation of ‘The Ghost Train’

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Review: The Funfair

A rollercoaster of societal commentary and surreal entertainment, The Funfair impresses with fully-fleshed characters and impressive audio-visual design

photo: Manchester Theatres

Review: The Producers

Mel Brooks’ hilariously inappropriate smash hit “The Producers” is back in Manchester and it’s better than ever

Photo: University of Manchester Drama Society

Review: The Breakfast Club

The Mancunion’s Annabel Cartwright reviews Sam Ebner-Landy’s contribution to the MIFTAs; a stage adaptation of 1985’s Brat Pack classic The Breakfast Club

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Review: Dominic Berry

Lauren Gorton reviews Dominic Berry’s poetry performance for LGBT History month at Manchester Central Library

Photo: University of Manchester Drama Society

Review: Bad Company

Annabel Cartwright reviews one of the picks of this years MIFTA performances; Bad Company, a comic drama by Tom Mackintosh