Contact Theatre

It's good to keep it complex – and other lessons from the Manchester International Festival
As the Manchester International Festival closes, our critic reflects on John McGrath's first year as artistic director
Regional Theatre Focus: Theatre beyond the Royal Exchange
By Andrew Haydon
From Contact to The Lowry, Andrew Haydon explains how there's more to theatre in Manchester than simply the Royal Exchange
Manchester's Contact announces autumn season
By Emily Cole
The season features shows by Forced Entertainment and Common Wealth
The Secret Life of You and Me (Contact, Manchester)
By David Cunningham
The Secret Life of Me is gentle and appealing, if a little slight.
Bryony Kimmings: That Catherine Bennett Show (Contact, Manchester)
By David Cunningham
David Cunningham finds a show that does not patronise its young audience, That's Catherine Bennett.
Rainbow Scars (Tour - Manchester)
By Joanna Ing
Joanna Ing finds that Rainbow Scarssheds light on a topic rarely dealt with on stage.
Andrew Quick, Pete Brooks and Simon Wainwright chat about A Farewell to Arms
The classic A Farewell to Arms has been adapted by imitating the dog. We chat to the people behind it, before it comes to the Lowry, next month.
Organised Chaos bring Distance Between Our Stars to Kings Arms
The Salford venue hosts local theatre company's latest production.
Dracula - Mark Bruce company (tour - Manchester)
By Dave Cunningham
Dave Cunningham loves this fresh bite of an old classic, seen through a dancer's eyes.
Amsterdam (Contact, Manchester)
By David Cunningham
David Cunningham enjoys this poetry with motion at Contact, Manchester.