Manchester Theatre News and Reviews

Irish playwright Brian Friel dies aged 86
Friel was the author of plays such as Dancing at Lughnasa and Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Quiz: Julie Andrews - Win tickets to Mary Poppins UK tour
To celebrate the 80th birthday of Julie Andrews, take our quiz and win tickets to a first night of the tour
26 theatre openings that should be on your radar in October
We take a look at some of the major theatre openings around the UK
First look at Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's
Nikolai Foster's production opens at the Leicester Curve in March next year
Les Mélancholie des Dragons (HOME, Manchester)
A curious, pensive and stilted piece from French director Philippe Quesne
The Crucible (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
'Arthur Miller's most potent play remains as relevant as ever'
So Here We Are (HighTide Festival)
Jade Anouka stars in Luke Norris' 2013 Bruntwood Prize-winning play
Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Manchester Opera House - Tour)
By Ron Simpson
Duncan James impresses in this imaginative and 'flamboyantly over the top show' by Simon Phillips
The Wind in the Willows (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre)
By Carole Baldock
The Chester venue returns with another fun-packed summer programme