With HOME opening, new seasons and the return of Educating Rita to its roots of Liverpool, there's plenty to entertain.
At Cast in Doncaster, rehearsals for Matthew Bugg's WWII-set burlesque musical, Miss Nightingale, are in full swing
Former Coronation Street star Graeme Hawley is in the last Library Theatre production The Seagull before it becomes HOME. Here he talks Chekhov, life after soap and why he likes working with Manchester's popular theatre company.
Berkoff's Lunch is slightly too pretentious for Julia Taylor at the Lowry.
The Library Theatre casts its final production under its current name - before re-branding as Home
Joanna Ing is mesmerised by Rise and Fall of a Northern Star, part of the Library Theatre's Re:Play Festival at the Lowry
As the country prepares to go panto-crazy, the Library Theatre are staging an alternative; their take on the man in green tights, which is coming to the Lowry