What’s On in Manchester – August 2019

Falling smack bang in-between the Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter seasons, August is usually considered as a fallow month for theatre productions, as people flock to the Edinburgh Fringe for their theatre fix. In Manchester, there's no rest though, with plenty of great shows available throughout the month. Here are a handful of suggestions for what theatre... Continue Reading →

The Trials of Oscar Wilde – Sale Waterside Arts

On 14th February 1895, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest opened to triumphant success at St James' Theatre in London. Within 100 days, Wilde found himself bankrupted, disgraced and sentenced to two years imprisonment for "committing acts of gross indecency with a male". He suffered a tragic fall from being a successful playwright to... Continue Reading →

The Orange Peel – Sale Waterside Arts

With only eighteen seats arranged in Sale Waterside Arts' studio theatre space, Karl Falconer's The Orange Peel is an intimate affair. Portraying a disastrous family meal between two siblings and their partners, this is a relatable subject matter with which most people can identify. The studio's intimacy places the play's audience as eavesdropping spectators to the... Continue Reading →

Emergence – Sale Waterside Arts

Emergence are a brand-new dance company formed from twelve female dance students studying their MA at the University of Salford. Led by Artistic Director Joss Arnott, they are touring venues across the UK with their double-bill production of two new contemporary dance pieces. Part one, 'And Still I Walk', is choreographed by Sharon Watson in... Continue Reading →

Father Christmas – Sale Waterside Arts

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Coca Cola trucks are on TV, Michael Bublé has come out of hibernation, and Father Christmas visits Sale Waterside Arts. Pins and Needles return to this theatre with another cracking Christmas show, after last year's acclaimed production, The Bear. Bringing Raymond Briggs' book to life, this family play... Continue Reading →

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