Signals – Sale Waterside Arts

Are we alone in the universe? Does extraterrestrial life exist? In Signals, two data analysts search the skies for the answers. Working in a radio telescope and scanning space for signals of alien life may sound exciting, but in reality, you don't even get to look at the night sky. Instead, there are endless nights... Continue Reading →

“It was once the promised land and I was King”. An Interview With Jeremy Goldstein About His New Play ‘Spider Love’.

In 1947, Harold Pinter formed the Hackney Gang with five childhood friends, including Mick Goldstein and Henry Woolf. The three remained friends for sixty years, and the experiences of the gang were immortalised in literature when Pinter wrote his only novel, The Dwarfs. Harold based the central character, Len, on Mick. Goldstein responded by writing... Continue Reading →

Queens of Sheba – HOME, Manchester

After being turned away from a nightclub for being "too black", four women joined together in a sisterhood of solidarity to tell their stories of the casual racism, oppression, and misogyny that they face every day. A collaboration between Nouveau Riché and Omnibus Theatre, Queens of Sheba brings their experiences to the stage, combining spoken... Continue Reading →

Tinned Up – Oldham Coliseum

The skylines of Manchester and Salford are littered with towering cranes. Skyscrapers are constantly springing up, consisting of luxury apartments and five star hotels. Affordable housing is becoming increasingly scarce. Whilst regeneration is seen as signifying a city's prosperity, little thought is given to the properties demolished and the local communities destroyed by it. Residents... Continue Reading →

Macbeth – Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre are no strangers in allowing women to play Shakespeare's most famous characters. In 2014, they received critical acclaim when an androgynous Maxine Peake played Hamlet, although the central character remained male. In the first play of their Autumn/Winter season, the Royal Exchange have fully switched the gender of Macbeth, changing Shakespeare's... Continue Reading →

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