Royal Exchange

Regional Theatre Focus: the Royal Exchange has been shaped by the people of Manchester
By Joshua Val Martin
As part of our Regional Theatre Focus, playwright and Manchester resident Joshua Val Martin explains why the Royal Exchange should become the official centre point of the city
Wit (Manchester Royal Exchange)
Julie Hesmondhalgh is superb in this affecting play about cancer
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
Maxine Peake nominated twice for Manchester Theatre Awards
The nominations for the Manchester Theatre Awards have been announced
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
My Top 5 Showtunes: Alex Gaumond
The actor picks the musical numbers he couldn't live without
Michael Coveney: Let's celebrate panto
Christmas is fast approaching so our critic Michael Coveney gets into the festive spirit
Matt Trueman: do playwriting competitions sacrifice process for the sake of results?
With the Bruntwood Prize announced tomorrow, Matt Trueman asks how beneficial playwriting compeitions really are
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We chat to set designer Lily Arnold about the process of designing Luke Norris' new play
Matt Trueman: There's no such thing as regional theatre
'When we talk of regional theatre, we really mean local theatre'