Manchester

Top 5 theatre openings this week: 18 - 24 January
From the Churchill in Bromley to the Lyceum in Edinburgh, we pick our top five openings of the week
Casting announced for national tour of The Herbal Bed
The tour opens at the Royal & Derngate in February
The Stage 100 list is released
ATG joint chief executives Rosemary Squire and Howard Panter top The Stage's list of the 100 most influential people in UK theatre
Inkheart (HOME, Manchester)
Walter Meierjohann directs a new stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke
Carly Bawden replaces Rosalie Craig in wonder.land
By Editorial Staff
More details of who will star in the London run of Damon Albarn's musical have been announced
Let's talk about sets: Lily Arnold on So Here We Are at the Royal Exchange
We chat to set designer Lily Arnold about the process of designing Luke Norris' new play
Pomona (NT Temporary Theatre)
By Jane Kemp
This gripping and deeply unsettling tale of inner-city lowlife is a sensory and dramatic triumph
Greater Manchester Fringe Award winners announced
By Will Longman
The festival saw 96 shows take place throughout the month
Open auditions announced for West End Aladdin
Ever dreamed of a starring role on the West End? Now's your chance