Manchester International Festival

A night of operatic Pleasure
Tonight sees the opening of Mark Simpson's new touring chamber opera
Maxine Peake nominated twice for Manchester Theatre Awards
The nominations for the Manchester Theatre Awards have been announced
Kully Thiarai appointed new artistic director at National Theatre Wales
The current executive and artistic director at Cast will take over from May
Elaine Cassidy to star in Donmar's Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The actress will replace Michelle Dockery who has withdrawn from the production
Full casting announced for RSC's Hecuba
Marina Carr's new version of the epic tale will be directed by Erica Whyman
The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival)
Simon Bird and Marek Larwood star in Tom Basden's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevksy's novella
Theatre director goes on 'axe rampage' in Manchester
Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon has been asked to pay for repairs to the new Home venue
Dream Casting: We break the first rule of Fight Club
It has been rumoured that Julie Taymor is developing a Fight Club rock opera, so naturally we have cast it already
Neck of the Woods (HOME, Manchester International Festival)
Charlotte Rampling stars in this collaboration between visual artist Douglas Gordon, pianist Hélène Grimaud and writer Veronica Gonzalez Peña
Michael Coveney: Festival fever in Manchester and the National Theatre
Festival season provides an opportunity to experience a multitude of artforms