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Review: The first Withington Pride

Review: The first Withington Pride

A day and night of events across Withington celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, bringing people together through music, art and dance.
Everybody’s Talking About John Partridge: drag, musicals, and Butter Tarts

Everybody’s Talking About John Partridge: drag, musicals, and Butter Tarts

We sat down with John Patridge, ahead of the brand-new UK tour of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet is a radical, refreshing and roaring retelling of the most iconic love story of all time. Bourne ditches his usual splendour and creates a production that is minimal and clinical – but just as phenomenal.
The Making of Frederick the Great: In conversation with Charlotte Kindred

The Making of Frederick the Great: In conversation with Charlotte Kindred

The Mancunion sits down with Charlotte Kindred, ahead of the world premiere of her debut play at The Cockpit as part of Camden Fringe
Review: Pride in Trafford Double Bill: The Chosen Haram and BI-TOPIA

Review: Pride in Trafford Double Bill: The Chosen Haram and BI-TOPIA

Pride in Trafford was kicked off with a two pieces of theatre, one exploring the intersection of sexuality and religion, the other sexuality and masculinity
Contact invites you to reach for the stars (in search of your own orgasm)

Contact invites you to reach for the stars (in search of your own orgasm)

STARS: An Afrofuturist Space Odyssey comes to Contact as part of its UK tour
Review: Black Superhero

Review: Black Superhero

Black Superhero, starring Dyllón Burnside, is an epic exploration into intersectional identity and what it means to be both Black and queer
Review: Death Drop – Back in the Habit

Review: Death Drop – Back in the Habit

Death Drop: Back in the Habit is an hilarious, daring and surprisingly sociopolitical play starring drag icons Jujubee, Cheryl Hole, Victoria Scone, Kitty Scott-Claus, and LoUis CYfer
Review: The Disco Ball

Review: The Disco Ball

House of Suarez’ annual Vogue Ball returned to Manchester Academy as part of Queer Contact, with a pedestrian theme but thrilling performances
Thierry Mugler’s SS23 returns as a beacon of inclusivity

Thierry Mugler’s SS23 returns as a beacon of inclusivity

The Mancunion looks at Mugler’s SS23 ready-to-wear runway show as it makes headlines for technological theatrics, inclusivity and ending with a dance party.
If you’re seeking pleasure this Christmas, come HOME

If you’re seeking pleasure this Christmas, come HOME

Bourgeois & Maurice return to HOME this Christmas with their brand-new show Pleasure Seekers
Why I’m fed up with straight people telling me to visit Dubai

Why I’m fed up with straight people telling me to visit Dubai

Why would I want to go on holiday to somewhere I wouldn’t feel welcome?
Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Review: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews Hedwig and the Angry Inch at HOME, starring Divina De Campo
HOME and the Angry Inch

HOME and the Angry Inch

HOME and Leeds Playhouse’s new production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is coming to HOME
Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall

Live Review: Dorian Electra at Belgrave Music Hall

Review of Dorian Electra’s My Agenda Tour at Belgrave Music Hall, which featured COUCOU CHLOE, as part of her UK+3 Tour.
It’s ace being ace: a review of Ace by Angela Chen

It’s ace being ace: a review of Ace by Angela Chen

Whether this is your first time hearing the term asexuality or you identify as asexual, Ace by Angela Chen is essential reading
Sapiens aren’t the only homos

Sapiens aren’t the only homos

Did you know homosexuality can be found elsewhere in nature? In time for LGBTQ+ history month we talk about the ‘coming out’ stories of some of the world’s favourite animals, and how they could change people’s perceptions of LGBTQ+ people.
There’s something Queer about Contact Theatre

There’s something Queer about Contact Theatre

Queer Contact returns to Contact – for the first time in the newly transformed venue
Hope Mill Theatre is about to get TURNT

Hope Mill Theatre is about to get TURNT

TURN ON FEST returns with in person events, following the 2020 launch and the online festival in 2021
Nathaniel Hall on First Time, It’s a Sin, and living with HIV

Nathaniel Hall on First Time, It’s a Sin, and living with HIV

Managing Editor Michal Wasilewksi talks to Nathaniel Hall about his show First Time, TV drama It’s a Sin, and personal experiences with HIV