One of the country’s most distinguished theatre directors, and the first-ever Professor of Theatre at Bolton University, David Thacker was honoured with a Special Achievement trophy at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
The four outstanding nominations here are divided equally between the Royal Exchange and Octagon Bolton, whittled down from a list several times that size, indicating just how strong the competition is this time around.
Christmas celebrations at HOME in Manchester begin with a party that includes a Back to the Future screening, Enchantment Under The Sea-inspired 50s to 80s disco and DJs, plus a special visit from the DeLorean Time Machine.
Manchester’s Queer Contact Festival returns in February for its ninth year, with a diverse and inclusive festival proudly celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender arts and culture in Greater Manchester as part of LGBT History Month.
HOME in Manchester, in association with Auto Trader, has announced the return of PUSH, its annual two-week festival providing an opportunity for some of the North West’s leading artists to present their work, including theatre.
Earlier this year, the award winning Stockport Plaza volunteers bared all in Calendar Girls style for a 2017 fundraising calendar in aid of the ongoing maintenance and restoration appeal of the art deco cinema and variety theatre.
Following sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl – including the Palace Theatre, Manchester, where the tour will open on February 18, 2017.
Following their win at The Greater Manchester Fringe Awards for Porno Chic, Manchester fringe outfit Vertigo Theatre Productions are back this December with a brand-new drama Black Ice opening at The Kings Arms, Salford on Dec 13-17.
Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy is to star as Jimmy’s Da in the UK tour of the musical The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle, which comes to the Palace Theatre, Manchester, from March 27 to April 8.
Benidorm, Loose Women and Coronation Street favourite, and star of the all-new Are You Being Served, Sherrie Hewson will be appearing as the Genie of the Ring in Aladdin at Manchester Opera House this Christmas.
Just a few weeks ago, 'The Rocky Horror Show' directed by Christopher Luscombe was rocking the Manchester Opera House. Now he's back there with an RSC double of 'Love's Labour's Lost' and 'Much Ado About Nothing', set either side of the Great War.
Laura Lindsay was part of the MTA-winning ensemble cast of The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, and this week at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, and then on tour, she’s also demonstrating her writing and production skills with her company Black Toffee's new play, Parallel, addressing the growing problem of homelessness
For the World Premiere of Little Sister at the Royal Exchange, artist Mark Storor has been visiting the Exchange over eighteen months to work with community participants from Tameside Women and their Families Centre, The Royal Exchange’s Progression Group and City of Sanctuary’s Conversation Club (for refugees and asylum seekers), as well as a professional clown, an aerialist, and a classical cellist who plays the saw.