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.
Two more from PUSH
Two more offerings from the fortnight-long PUSH festival at HOME in Manchester.
After three years of touring her show in the UK playwright and performance artist Cameryn Moore has settled in Manchester and reprises her award-winning show, the Phone Whore, at the Kings Arms in Salford from next Thursday to Saturday.
For three consecutive evenings, February 1-3 at the café bar at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester Cabaret Voltaire 101 will showcase new talent, mentor them and give audiences an opportunity to be part of it all.
Word of Warning and Z-arts in Manchester are calling for proposals and expressions of interest from artists for Haphazard, the fourth free ‘all ages’ live art day, taking place on April 1 at Z-arts, Manchester.
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.
HOME in Manchester announces a new season of theatre and dance, featuring international and national commissions and collaborations, including a major UK revival of Martin Sherman's award-winning Rose featuring Dame Janet Suzman, the world premiere of Paul Auster's City of Glass with 59 Productions, a new production of Chekhov classic Uncle Vanya, directed by HOME artistic director Walter Meierjohann, and the return of ¡Viva! The Spanish & Latin American Festival 2017.
Kicking off new year at the Lowry in Salford is the return of Olivier award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (January 21 – February 4). The venue also sees a rare visit from DJ Dasha Rush and videographer Stanislav Glazov in Dark Hearts of Space (January 28).
Following their touring productions of Plastic Figurines and Chip Shop Chips, Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks will open their 2017 tour of Narvik, their critically acclaimed new play with songs, by award-winning playwright Lizzie Nunnery, at HOME between Jan 31 and Feb 4.
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.
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.