Handbagged – Oldham Coliseum

Moira Buffini's political satire, Handbagged, invents what happened during the infamous meetings between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, during her term as Prime Minister from 1979 - 1990. We still feel the ramifications of Thatcher's hugely divisive policies today. The closure of coal mines and the introduction of poll tax devastated working-class families. With strikes... Continue Reading →

Hamlet – Hope Mill Theatre

Over four centuries, Shakespeare's Hamlet has been performed on stage countless times. It is rare to find a production that defies tradition; one that feels different to the plethora of other Hamlets out there. Girl Gang Manchester and Unseemly Women collaborate together to bring an all-female version of Shakespeare's iconic play to Manchester's Hope Mill... Continue Reading →

Drag Becomes Her – HOME, Manchester

As a drag parody of the cult movie, Death Becomes Her, Peaches Christ's show, Drag Becomes Her turns the bitter rivalry between ageing Hollywood actresses, Meryl Streep and Goldie Horn into one between two leading drag queens. As they both take a potion that makes them live forever, hilarity ensues. Veteran winner of Ru Paul's... Continue Reading →

When It Breaks It Burns – ColetivA Ocupação Bring Brazilian Political Activism to Moss Side

"Let's occupy the schools. Let's occupy the streets. Let's occupy the theatres. Let's occupy everything." ColetivA Ocupação is a collective group of students from various districts of São Paulo. Their lives were drastically altered by the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 across Brazil. Combining dance, live music, political activism and performance, they bring... Continue Reading →

Richard III – HOME, Manchester

Richard III is a difficult play to get right. With Shakespeare's protagonist being a power-hungry, ruthless, murdering despot, there is always the temptation to place the play's context within the twentieth century, basing Richard on one of the many dictators during this period. Martin Freeman's 2014 production at Trafalgar Studios tried setting the play in... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – May 2019

The best thing about living in Manchester is the abundance of theatre on offer. From the smallest fringe venues to large theatres, there is always something fantastic to watch. Here is my pick of what to watch across Manchester in May. RICHARD III - HOME, MANCHESTER On until 4th May 2019 After decades of the... Continue Reading →

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