Opera North: Carmen – The Lowry

The thing that instantly strikes me about Carmen is how familiar the music is, even though I have never watched this opera before. Even those who are completely new to opera will recognise Bizet's iconic songs 'Habanera', 'Les Toreadors' and the 'Toreador Song'. Under the baton of Garry Walker, hearing this famous music performed by a... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – June 2021

After the past year, it feels really nice to finally be able to write about what theatre is available to watch across Manchester, as venues are finally allowed to open their doors and allow audiences back inside their auditoriums once more. Although all theatres have to comply with the government's strict social distancing measures, it's... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – March 2020

March is here. The evenings are getting lighter and it has finally stopped raining! Hopefully it means that spring is on its way. March also heralds the beginning of the new Spring/Summer theatrical season. Many theatres across Manchester have some really exciting work lined up over this season; from brand new musicals to classic revivals.... Continue Reading →

Six – The Lowry

"Divorced, Beheaded, Died. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived." Everybody is taught the rhyme in school. The fate of Henry VIII's wives is drilled into us at a young age. "Remember us from your GCSEs?". History teaches us about the tyrant king's six notorious marriages. We all know how they ended, but how much do we actually know... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Theatre Shows in 2019

2019 has been quite an eventful year for theatre in Manchester. It has been a year of new beginnings, with Sarah Frankcom stepping down as the Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange, paving the way for Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan to put their own stamp on the theatre. This year also saw 53two... Continue Reading →

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