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Martha Leebolt as Julia in 1984

Watching Big Brother Watching You

You might imagine a dance version of Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 was impossible. Northern Ballet (double)think differently...

Kevin Bourke

Best New Writing winner Le Grand Return, by Alan Stockdill

Fringe Firsts

This year's Greater Manchester Fringe Festival was another triumph of talent, determination and derring-do

Kevin Bourke

The Lost Carnival

Wild In The Country Park

This weekend finds something strange and wonderful happening in Bury as The Lost Carnival mysteriously reappears...

We investigate an exciting new future direction for immersive theatre and open-air arts.

Kevin Bourke

The Lowry Studio

Forthcoming Attractions: The Lowry Showcase

Not content with attracting productions to its theatres The Lowry is also playing an active role in their development. A recent Showcase gave companies the chance to pitch their proposals to potential patrons.

David Cunningham

Poster for the film of Hamlet

The Film’s The Thing: Hamlet on Film

The film of the Royal Exchange’s recent sell-out run of ‘Hamlet’ is something different. A stage to screen version of a classic that is not content to simply reproduce the stage version but aspires to be a film in its own right

David Cunningham

DV8 in John

John, I'm not only dancing

"I have probably a fatal attraction towards trying to talk about the things other people don’t want to speak about," says DV8"s artistic director Lloyd Newson about his company's new show John, opening at The Lowry. 

Kevin Bourke

Anna Jordan

YEN for adventure

There’s surely little doubt that the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has changed - and very much for the better - the world of new writing for the theatre. Anna Jordan, who won the Bruntwood Prize in 2013 and whose winning play YEN currently has its World Premiere at the Royal Exchange’s Studio, says it has changed her whole world.

Kevin Bourke

Steven Berkoff, 2002

Fringe On Film

Some of the best of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe is coming to a cinema near you.

Kevin Bourke

Patron of the Whispers of War Poetry Competition, Jason Isaacs

Whispers Of War

Manchester independent theatre icons Feelgood Theatre Company and 24:7 Festival join forces

Kevin Bourke