Skip to main content

Theatre Articles

Little Red review: A magical and festive retelling for all ages

Little Red review: A magical and festive retelling for all ages

A musical delight that will transport you to a magical land and will make you feel like a kid again
Hamilton review: This is unlike any show you will have seen before

Hamilton review: This is unlike any show you will have seen before

If you have a chance to see Hamilton, do not throw away your shot
The Rite of Spring review: A powerful exploration of Bharatanatyam dance

The Rite of Spring review: A powerful exploration of Bharatanatyam dance

Challenging the norms of classical dance since its inception
England and Son review: A tragic tale of stolen youth, rage, and outrage

England and Son review: A tragic tale of stolen youth, rage, and outrage

Ed Edwards’ poignant play follows Thatcher’s Great Britain, with a father and son struggling to get by as they go into business together. The glory days are over for Industrial England, and an uncertain future lies ahead
Review: Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!

Review: Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder!

Kathy and Stella wish you a Happy Howl-oween! – you’ll be howling at this rib-tickling whodunit tale.
Manchester named ‘most inspiring’ city in the UK

Manchester named ‘most inspiring’ city in the UK

Manchester has been named the UK’s ‘most inspiring’ city in a recent study. Read on to find out why
Review: Leaves of Glass

Review: Leaves of Glass

Leaves of Glass pulls back the curtain of the ‘ordinary’ family, exposing a mosaic of memory, manipulation, and heartbreak. This drama is a domestic archaeology, digging deep into the layers of past trauma and guilt.
Review: The RSC’s Julius Caesar

Review: The RSC’s Julius Caesar

The RSC’s innovative adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar falls short of greatness
Review: La Clique

Review: La Clique

The Mancunion attended La Clique’s exclusive launch party to celebrate its Northern premiere – and we were absolutely blown away
Review: Songs for a New World (UMMTS)

Review: Songs for a New World (UMMTS)

The University of Manchester’s Musical Society’s rendition of Songs for a New World wows with warm talent
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