Theatre Articles

Review: Triumphs and Falls (UMDS)

Review: Triumphs and Falls (UMDS)

Triumphs and Falls, which was unconventionally performed at Retro, is a strong, complex and relevant play made for a student audience
Review: Tiramisu (UMDS)

Review: Tiramisu (UMDS)

Tiramisu, which was performed at the University of Manchester SU, is an excellently existential adaptation of Annie Baker’s The Antipodes
Review: Stump (UMDS)

Review: Stump (UMDS)

The Mancunion reviews Stum, performed by the University of Manchester Drama Society at The Brewers in Gay Village
The Lion King: My fourth visit to the Pridelands was the best yet

The Lion King: My fourth visit to the Pridelands was the best yet

Having seen The Lion King thrice before, is the magic still there the fourth time?
The Lion King: Preview event

The Lion King: Preview event

Ahead of The Lion King’s stellar four-month residency at the Palace Theatre, Disney held an intimate preview event at Sonata Piano & Cabaret Lounge
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 Osmonds

Review: The Osmonds

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy reviews The Osmonds at the Palace Theatre – which featured a special appearance from Jay Osmond, who wrote the story
In conversation: Jay Osmond and the cast of The Osmonds

In conversation: Jay Osmond and the cast of The Osmonds

Jessica Hamilton interviews the cast of The Osmonds and Jay Osmond himself – who wrote the story
The Lion King – Launch Event (Again)

The Lion King – Launch Event (Again)

Sophie Hicks attends the second launch event for The Lion King – which returns to the Palace Theatre later this year
Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Sophie Hicks reviews Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Manchester Opera House, starring Alexandra Burke, Jason Donovan and Jac Yarrow
Review: Animal Farm

Review: Animal Farm

Sophie Hicks reviews Animal Farm at the Lowry
Any Dream Will Do at Manchester Opera House

Any Dream Will Do at Manchester Opera House

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat comes to Manchester Opera House, starring Alexandra Burke, Jac Yarrow, and Jason Donovan – the original Joseph
Bedknobs and Broomsticks flies into the Lowry

Bedknobs and Broomsticks flies into the Lowry

Disney’s stage musical adaptation of Bedknobs and Broomsticks returns to Manchester, playing at the Lowry and starring Dianne Pilkington
Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Sophie Hicks reviews the stage adaptation of the bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Manchester Opera House invites the Curious

Manchester Opera House invites the Curious

Based on the best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time plays at Manchester Opera House
All the shows I saw in 2021: A Review

All the shows I saw in 2021: A Review

May 2021 saw the return of live theatre and music events, albeit with a reduced capacity, social distancing, and masks. Finally, in July, venues could operate at full capacity. I’ve seen over 30 shows this year, which isn’t so bad given the fact that my first one was in mid-June! It’s remarkable that after such […]
Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Sophe Hicks reviews The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at the Lowry, starring Samantha Womack
Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Review: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Editor in chief Jess Walmsley reviews Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Lowry – ahead of the release of the film adaptation
In Conversation with Bryony Shanahan, Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange

In Conversation with Bryony Shanahan, Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange

Deputy Theatre Editor Dolly Busby interviews Bryony Shanahan, the Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange
Shakespeare in virtual reality: is this the future of theatre?

Shakespeare in virtual reality: is this the future of theatre?

The Royal Shakespeare Company is launching an interactive, online play using the latest in gaming technology, based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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