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3rd October 2012

Must See This Week In Theatre: 8th October-15th October

The best of theatre for the week ahead.

Light-Hearted Intercourse

Light-Hearted Intercourse has its world premiere this week after being unearthed from Bill Naughton’s (Bolton’s most famous playwright) archives and being brought to life by director David Thacker. The play looks at a young couple in the 1920s adjusting to married life whilst keeping secrets from their pasts from each other.

Runs until 3rd November at The Bolton Octagon. Tickets £9.50-£15.50


The Heretic

The Library Theatre Company returns to the Lowry with on Thursday with Richard Bean’s new play, The Heretic. A fresh and relevant comedy exploring climate change and the validity of research surrounding it.

Runs until 13th October at The Royal Exchange. Tickets £10-£12


Fields of Grey

Hardhitting new drama about the Afgan-US war. A collaborative piece written by New York-based actor and emcee Mtume Gant and Avaes Mohammad (co-writer of Crystal Kisses).

Runs until 13th October at The Contact Theatre. Tickets £5


The Country Wife

Restoration comedy ‘The Country Wife’s’ sexual content was so scandalous that it was banned for 200 years. Now a classic, the play promises a riotous evening of seduction and temptation!

Runs until 20th October at The Lowry. Student tickets £5



The musical that requires no introduction, Grease is coming to the Palace Theatre for this week only on its UK tour. Starring ITV’s Grease is the Word winner, Danny Bayne, the show is sure to be an evening of laughs, love and lots of leather!

Runs until 13th October at The Palace Theatre. Tickets £11.25-£40


Dolly Parton – 9 to 5 The Musical

Written by the buxom bombshell herself, 9 to 5 begins its UK tour in Manchester this week. The story follows  office workers Violet, Judy and Doralee as they turn the tables on their sexist, bigoted boss.

Runs until 20th October at the Manchester Opera House. Tickets £15-£42

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My Beautiful Laundrette review: Nationalism, racial tensions, and political turmoil

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