The Manchester Project at Christmas

The Manchester Project at Christmas

HOME, Manchester. 6 December 2019. Offering audiences a chance to explore a "theatrical map of Manchester at Christmas", Monkeywood's new show is a 70 minute-long collection of 14 new micro-plays from locally-based writers. It's a format that the company first showcased to acclaim back in January 2018, although this time the mini Mancunian dramas come [...]

Manchester Theatre – Best of 2018

Manchester Theatre – Best of 2018

This year I ended up seeing lots of great theatre in Manchester as well as in Leeds, Liverpool, London, Sheffield and, for the first time, Huddersfield. The following are my favourite Manchester shows of 2018. In compiling the list I've restricted my choices to productions that were either premiered in Greater Manchester or could only [...]

The Greatest Play In The History Of The World…

The Greatest Play In The History Of The World…

Royal Exchange. Manchester. 10 November 2017. "Hello from the children of planet Earth". Well, in this case, those that live on Preston Road... Ian Kershaw's new play, premiered at the Royal Exchange, is a very human piece of storytelling. Peopled with a neighbourhood's worth of characters all brought to life by a solo performer. It's [...]