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12th March 2013

Must See: 11th-18th March

What’s on in local theatre this week

The Beginning/Debut

This comprises two plays. The Beginning is the second in a trilogy inspired by Shakespearean stage directions which question what it means to begin. Debut is a performance from BA Contemporary Theatre Practice students from the university of Salford students in which they reflect upon their first performances.

Runs 15th March at the Lowry. Tickets £9.

Connections Home Performance

This brings 10 pieces of original writing to theatres across the UK. Works from writers across the country are performed by young theatre companies offering a glance at the stars of the future.

Runs 11th – 12th March at the Lowry. Tickets £8.

Digging Deep: The Adventures of Sky the Reluctant Hero

A ‘beautiful immersive adventure’, according to the Contact theatre, which deals with the nature of mental health. The performance boasts incredible sound and animation.

Runs 13th – 16th March at the Contact. Tickets £5.

More Coverage

The Crown Jewels review: We are not amused

The Crown Jewels is having its regional premiere at The Lowry – but not even an all-star cast and the Queen of the West End can save this royally unfunny script

Annie review: A fab-u-lous family spectacular

Annie sweeps Manchester off its feet with song, sass, and dreams. But act fast: by ‘Tomorrow’, tickets might be gone!

Great Expectations in the Raj: In conversation with Tanika Gupta

The Mancunion spoke to playwright Tanika Gupta about her newest adaptation of Dickens’s Great Expectations – a re-imagining which casts new historical and political light on the literary classic

Review: Great Expectations

Tanika Gupta’s rendition of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations kicks off the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Autumn/Winter season with an exciting Bengali twist on a British classic