Michael Coveney: Festival fever in Manchester and the National Theatre
Festival season provides an opportunity to experience a multitude of artforms
Looking Ahead: What to watch in 2015 in the North West
With HOME opening, new seasons and the return of Educating Rita to its roots of Liverpool, there's plenty to entertain.
Miss Nightingale in rehearsal at Doncaster
By Ron Simpson
At Cast in Doncaster, rehearsals for Matthew Bugg's WWII-set burlesque musical, Miss Nightingale, are in full swing
Brief Encounter with...The Seagull's Graeme Hawley
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.
Lunch (Re:Play - Salford)
By Julia Taylor
Berkoff's Lunch is slightly too pretentious for Julia Taylor at the Lowry.
Cast: Library Theatre's The Seagull at Lowry, 21 Feb
The Library Theatre casts its final production under its current name - before re-branding as Home
Rise and Fall of a Northern Star (Re:Play - Salford)
By Joanna Ing
Joanna Ing is mesmerised by Rise and Fall of a Northern Star, part of the Library Theatre's Re:Play Festival at the Lowry
Brief Encounter with ... Wanted! Robin Hood's Ciaran Kellgren
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