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Must See: 1st – 8th April


Written by Manchester playwright Rory Mullarkey and directed by Michael Longhurst, Cannibals is a play about Lizaveta, a woman caught in the midst of war and progress, forced her to leave her home. The play follows her journey across continents trying to piece her life back together.

Runs 3rd April – 27th April at the Royal Exchange. Tickets £10.


The Glass Menagerie

David Thacker directs this production of Tennessee Williams’ famously autobiographical play which follows the protagonist Tom’s recollections of his mother, Amanda, and his sister, Laura. The hopes, regrets and idealisms of a family suffering the abandonment of a father and husband are played out in this postwar American drama.

Runs 27th March – 20th April at Bolton Octagon. Tickets £9.50.



A physical theatre production which follows 18 survivors in a post-apocalyptic Manchester whilst they form a new society in which some try desperately to remember and others try desperately to forget. Who will survive? Who will fall? Exploring the reality of power, memory and companionship this performance from the Contact’s Young Actors Company poses big questions about humanity and mankind’s ability to survive.

Runs 3rd April – 6th April at the Contact. Tickets £5.



Tags: Bolton Octagon, cannibals, contact, david thacker, dystopia, Local theatre, Royal Exchange, tennessee williams, the glass menagerie

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