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 last year's Manchester Theatre Awards.
The four outstanding nominations were divided equally between the Royal Exchange and Octagon Bolton, whittled down from a list several times that size, indicating just how strong the competition turned out to be.
Cinders gets the ball rolling
Cinderella goes to the ball in Salford this week, towed by the equivalent of 4000 horses!
Footprint Theatre's debut production, Daniel, is transferring to Manchester Royal Exchange March 22 after runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Camden People's Theatre and the National Student Drama Festival.
Following the performance of Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black at The Lowry in Salford on March 24 theatregoers will be invited to continue their evening with a spine-chilling late-night experience contacting the spirits that haunt nearby Ordsall Hall.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre is presenting a brand new musical this March set against the backdrop of Oldham Athletic Football Club’s famous 1990/1991 season, when the team were promoted to the top flight for the first time in more than 60 years.
Watford Palace Theatre are to stage the world premiere musical I Capture the Castle, based on the iconic novel by Dodie Smith, and co-produced with the Octagon Theatre Bolton and Kevin Wallace Limited, in association with Deborah Ward.
Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (March 4-18) and Lyric Hammersmith (April 20 –May 13).
Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black has terrified more than 64,400 theatregoers in seven visits to The Lowry. With an eighth visit planned from March 20-25 the terror total is set to rise.
Opera North celebrates classic fairy tales with three brand new productions on stage at The Lowry in March: Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely-performed The Snow Maiden, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Rossini’s Cinderella.
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.
It seems we can't get enough of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, and a new touring production premieres this week at The Lowry. Although it's from the National Theatre, it's an uncommonly Manchester-centric production.
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