Insane Animals – HOME, Manchester

In 2017, HOME theatre launched a pioneering project with the aim of bringing the UK's next generation of visionary, acclaimed artists to HOME's main theatre stage. Their first ever T1 Commission is a brand new musical led by award-winning musical comedy cabaret artists, Bourgeois and Maurice. With so many films being recently adapted into musicals,... Continue Reading →

We Won’t Fall – Anthony Burgess Foundation

There is something distinctly Mancunian at the core of We Won't Fall, and it's not just the incredible wealth of emerging local talent that it showcases. The piece is devised and performed by the company members of Switch Mcr, a Manchester based theatrical collective driven by young artists, who have created a dystopian drama that is... Continue Reading →

Wuthering Heights – Royal Exchange Theatre

Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights has long been considered a Gothic masterpiece; a romantic love story that transcends time. However, it is a novel that I have always struggled with. Unlike many others, I find it difficult to detect much romance in the book. I certainly don't identify Heathcliff as a tragic, romantic hero. Personally, Heathcliff... Continue Reading →

The Beau Defeated – HOME, Manchester

"Discuss the role of the Rake in Restoration comedy" - This was a university assignment I had to write last year. After studying the drama produced during this period, I wrote about William Wycherley's The Country Wife, Etherege's The Man of Mode, and Molière's Misanthrope. Despite Restoration comedies celebrating sexual liberty, the plays written by women have... Continue Reading →

Barbara – Hope Mill Theatre

Those familiar with Hope Mill Theatre would have seen a baby grand piano in their bar area, which has an important history. It was donated by a remarkable lady called Barbara. Music was an important part of Barbara's life and a piece of sheet music was found inside the piano stool. Written and performed by... Continue Reading →

2 Clowns, 1 Cup – HOME, Manchester

Remember those painfully embarrassing sex education lessons in school? The ones where boys went in one room, and girls went into another to be taught about "girly stuff". Remember how unbelievably useless they were? Most people end up learning about puberty and sex through trial and error. Thankfully, Ugly Bucket Theatre are here to put... Continue Reading →

Bost-Uni Plues – HOME, Manchester

Ugly Bucket Theatre are a company of physical theatre performers that take the guise of clowns. These are not demonic, phobia-inducing clowns, like Pennywise, they are purely a group of highly skilled comics with painted faces. Their unique branch of physical comedy combines slapstick humour with techno dancing, to deliver an explosive examination of Bost-Uni Plues. No,... Continue Reading →

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