Manchester Theatre News and Reviews

Theatre etiquette: Michael Coveney: I relish venues with raucous audiences
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Michael Coveney points out that the respectable side of theatre only started with the Victorians
Theatre etiquette: a theatre manager's view
As part of our theatre etiquette series, a theatre manager talks to us anonymously about some of the issues he faces
George Osborne announces Arts Council will be protected from cuts
In the latest spending review the Chancellor has announced that ACE will see a cash increase
Theatre etiquette: Mousetrap Projects: We ask each student to sign a theatre behaviour contract
By Susan Whiddington
As part of our series on theatre etiquette, Susan Whiddington, director of Moustrap Theatre Projects, explains what the organisation does to try to ensure their audiences know what to expect in the theatre
Steve Punt, Charlie Condou and Philip Franks join Rocky Horror tour
The actors join the national tour which kicks off in December
Annie (New Wimbledon Theatre and Tour)
Everyone's favourite red-headed orphan is in town
Mary Poppins (Bristol Hippodrome and tour)
Zizi Strallen leads the cast of this 'full-scale re-think and re-animation' of the Disney classic
Jenůfa (Opera North - tour)
Janáček's opera hits home in a strongly cast, musically thrilling revival
The Oresteia (HOME, Manchester)
Blanche McIntyre brings a stripped back version of Aeschylus' masterful trilogy to Manchester
Les Mélancholie des Dragons (HOME, Manchester)
A curious, pensive and stilted piece from French director Philippe Quesne