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42 Balloons review: An inspiring musical about dreams, sacrifices and a lawn chair

42 Balloons review: An inspiring musical about dreams, sacrifices and a lawn chair

Charlie McCullagh’s and Evelyn Hoskins’ elevated chemistry blew us away
My Beautiful Laundrette review: Nationalism, racial tensions, and political turmoil

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

Lacking a fresh political perspective, entertaining with classic tunes and compelling design, My Beautiful Laundrette takes stage at The Lowry
Come From Away press launch: A community show for Christmas

Come From Away press launch: A community show for Christmas

A special preview of The Lowry’s non-Christmassy Christmas show inspired by remarkable true events from 9/11
Imitating the Dog’s Frankenstein review: A literally electric reimagination

Imitating the Dog’s Frankenstein review: A literally electric reimagination

Imitating the Dog creates a physical and electric reimagination of Shelley’s story, filling any pockets of confusion with drama and tension
The Sleeping Beauty review: Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry

The Sleeping Beauty review: Birmingham Royal Ballet at The Lowry

Decadently costumed, illustrious ballet performers portraying our favourite fairy tale characters: “They say if you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.”
Unfortunate review: A riotous romp under the sea

Unfortunate review: A riotous romp under the sea

This dynamic, fin-tickling, show really mer-maid our day!
In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm

In conversation with Jo Lathwood: Art manifestos, the conflicts of making, and the next realm

The Mancunion chats with installation artist Jo Lathwood, about her new exhibition Making Up, a thought-provoking piece exploring journeys, materials and the environment at Salford Quay’s The Lowry
Across the Channel: Impressionism in Manchester

Across the Channel: Impressionism in Manchester

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the French Impressionist movement, The Mancunion delves into Manchester’s connections with the movement.
Life of Pi review: Bringing India to life through puppetry

Life of Pi review: Bringing India to life through puppetry

Life of Pi is the most eye-opening theatrical experience suitable for all ages, with a masterful use of lighting a puppetry
Edward Scissorhands review: A delightful and festive rendition

Edward Scissorhands review: A delightful and festive rendition

Gather your family and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Edward Scissorhands
The Good Enough Mums Club review: An inclusive but heavy handed insight into the struggles of motherhood

The Good Enough Mums Club review: An inclusive but heavy handed insight into the struggles of motherhood

Impactful, but a little underdeveloped. The Good Enough Mums Club handles challenging subject with crude humour
2:22 A Ghost Story review: A tribute to, and occasionally a satire of, classic horror and thriller.

2:22 A Ghost Story review: A tribute to, and occasionally a satire of, classic horror and thriller.

2:22 is a chilling exploration of the existence of ghosts – but it is not everybody’s cup of poison
cheeky little brown Review: A story of Black friendship, heartbreak, and Queer relationships

cheeky little brown Review: A story of Black friendship, heartbreak, and Queer relationships

cheeky little brown gives an insightful view into the complexities of racialised relationships: from interacting with new hoity-toity white friends to adapting to the new changed version of an old familiar face.
cheeky little brown at The Lowry preview: In conversation with Tiajna Amayo

cheeky little brown at The Lowry preview: In conversation with Tiajna Amayo

Ahead of its show dates at Salford’s The Lowry, The Mancunion sat down to speak to Tiajna Amayo, star of the new one-woman show, cheeky little brown.
The Crown Jewels review: We are not amused

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
Musicals of Manchester: September

Musicals of Manchester: September

Find out what musicals are coming to Manchester this September!
Get on the floor and do the bamba at The Lowry

Get on the floor and do the bamba at The Lowry

La Bamba! is a brand-new Latin jukebox musical, starring The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran and Strictly’s Pasha Kovalev
Review: Message in a Bottle

Review: Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle masterfully uses the rich music of Sting and The Police to tell a heart-wrenching but uplifting story about the international refugee crisis
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: Titanic the Musical

Review: Titanic the Musical

Titanic the Musical is an unexpectedly engaging and emotional take on the tragic events that unfolded over a century ago – and are once again on our minds following the Titan tragedy