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Stepping Out (Tour - Manchester)
By Editorial Staff · 6 Oct 2009
With a star-name cast, this 25th Anniversary production of Richard Harris' popular play - Stepping Out should sparkle. Unfortunately all that glitters here is not quite gold. The premi
Lyn Paul On....Blood Brothers
By Editorial Staff · 5 Oct 2009
Lyn Paul is currently reprising the role of Willy Russell's much put upon mam, Mrs Johnstone in the hit touring production of Blood Brothers. Lyn has played the role many times in the
Live Theatre visit Library with Motherland
By Glenn Meads · 5 Oct 2009
Newcastle's Live Theatre Company bring the hard-hitting and provocative Motherland to Manchester's Library Theatre this week. This powerful and moving drama, the winner of three m
Grumpy Old Women 2
By Editorial Staff · 3 Oct 2009
“Keep buggering on!” as a grumpy old Prime Minister once famously coined. It’s a suitably resilient attitude and one that the scowling members of the Grumpy Brigade, currently recrui
All My Sons (Bolton)
By Editorial Staff · 3 Oct 2009
David Thacker’s debut production since taking over the helm of the Bolton venue is, in programming terms at least, something of a predictable choice. Noted for his numerous collaborations
See Empire's WNO productions for £5!
By Michael Hunt · 2 Oct 2009
The Liverpool Empire box office is offering theatregoers the opportunity to see the Welsh National Opera’s new productions of Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata and Giacomo Puccini’
Arthur Bostrom on....JB Shorts 2
By Glenn Meads · 2 Oct 2009
Following a sell out season in April, JB Shorts 2 opens in Manchester next week. It consists of six brand new short plays by TV writers starring many household names including Sue Clea
Spymonkey makes Liverpool return
By Michael Hunt · 1 Oct 2009
The latest offering from theatre troupe Spymonkey makes a visit to the Liverpool Playhouse this month. The four-piece arrive with their critically acclaimed mis-telling of the classic Herman Melvill
MaD bring Angels back to Manchester, Nov
By Glenn Meads · 1 Oct 2009
Following their huge success at the Library Theatre, Manchester MaD return to the region with Angels With Manky Faces this November, following sell out performances. Jimmy Johnson is the leader o
Brief Encounter With…David Thacker
By Editorial Staff · 1 Oct 2009
Following the departure of Mark Babych in June of this year, internationally renowned stage and television director David Thacker has just commenced his appointment as Artistic Director of the Octag