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Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which is currently having its regional premiere at The Lowry, is a fantastic, fantastical exploration of family
The Lowry claims its canal is an ocean

The Lowry claims its canal is an ocean

The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the National Theatre play based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, has its Regional Premiere at The Lowry
Review: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

Review: Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap, currently playing at the Palace Theatre, is deserving of its 70-year success whilst inferior to Agatha Christie’s other works
Manchester Opera House lays a mousetrap

Manchester Opera House lays a mousetrap

The world’s longest-running show, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, visits Manchester Opera House as part of its 70th anniversary UK and Ireland tour
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: In conversation with Eleri B. Jones

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: In conversation with Eleri B. Jones

Eleri B. Jones, a former UoM student and the Resident Director of The Ocean at The End of the Lane, talks to The Mancunion, ahead of the play’s regional premiere at The Lowry
Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a new play based on These Foolish Things, is warming audiences’ hearts at The Lowry (in not-so sunny Salford)
The Lowry invites you to stay the night (in Jaipur)

The Lowry invites you to stay the night (in Jaipur)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a new stage adaptation of These Foolish Things by Deborah Moggach OBE FRSL, is heading to The Lowry
Review: The Shawshank Redemption

Review: The Shawshank Redemption

The stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novella is a depressing and entertaining examination of lost souls
The Lowry redeems itself

The Lowry redeems itself

The Shawshank Redemption visits The Lowry for the penultimate stop of its UK tour
Royal Exchange Theatre lets the right one in just in time for Halloween

Royal Exchange Theatre lets the right one in just in time for Halloween

A stage adaptation of Jon Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In is playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre this spooky season
Some waffle about some play: Why you should write for Theatre

Some waffle about some play: Why you should write for Theatre

Manchester’s theatre scene is thriving – from Shakespeare to hit musicals, here’s why you should write for The Mancunion’s Theatre Section.
Review: The Glass Menagerie

Review: The Glass Menagerie

Urussa Malik reviews The Glass Menagerie at the Royal Exchange Theatre
An Inspector Calls: In conversation with Liam Brennan

An Inspector Calls: In conversation with Liam Brennan

Jessica Hamilton interviews Liam Brennan ahead of the latest tour of An Inspector Calls, which includes a stop at the Lowry – in which he plays the titular Inspector Goole
Step inside the glass walls of the Royal Exchange

Step inside the glass walls of the Royal Exchange

The Glass Menagerie, the semi-autobiographical play that catapulted Tennessee Williams to fame, is once again playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre – following their hugely successful adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire
Review: Life of Pi

Review: Life of Pi

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews Life of Pi at Wyndham’s Theatre, starring Mina Anwar, Raj Ghatak and Habib Nasib Nader
Review: Cabaret

Review: Cabaret

Anna Jin reviews Cabaret at the Palace Theatre, starring John Partridge, Kara Lily Hayworth and Anita Harris
Review: An Intervention (MIFTA)

Review: An Intervention (MIFTA)

Scarlett Gorman reviews UMDS’ An Intervention, which was performed at John Thaw Studio as part of the MIFTAs
Review: The Runway

Review: The Runway

Urussa Malik reviews The Runway at the Martin Harris Centre
Review: Gypsy

Review: Gypsy

Ellis Coopey reviews Gypsy, starring Ria Jones, at the Royal Exchange Theatre
Review: Split/Mixed

Review: Split/Mixed

Anna Jin reviews SPLIT/MIXED at the Royal Exchange Theatre

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