Skank – King’s Arms, Salford

Meet Kate. She’s a skank. Stuck in a job she hates, Kate dreams of being a writer. Anything to get away from her irritating co-workers; Anal Annie, Linda (who has the world’s most awful laugh), and her woefully dull manager, Chris. As relief from her mind-numbingly boring job, she investigates which of her colleagues have... Continue Reading →

Six – Lowry Theatre

"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 →

What’s On in Manchester – January 2020

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! Despite the world seeming stuck in a perpetual purgatory of Brexit, Donald Trump and global warming, there is still cause to celebrate. Manchester's theatre scene continues to thrive. Whether you go regularly, or have made a resolution to see more theatre, there is always plenty to watch. Here are... Continue Reading →

Best Theatre Discoveries in 2019

I didn't want to end the year without shining a spotlight on the theatre companies that I discovered in 2019 who have really excited me. They have all produced outstanding, innovative work, which has pushed boundaries and showcased incredible talent. It has been a pleasure to discover these theatre companies, so I wanted to write... 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 →

Roots – HOME, Manchester

Earlier this year, 1927 Productions thrilled HOME's audiences with The Animals and Children Took to the Streets, which is one of the best shows I have seen this year. Their unique way of storytelling inventively combines traditional theatre with animations and live music. In Roots, 1927 use these techniques to tell a series of folk-tales... Continue Reading →

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