What’s On in Manchester – July 2019

It's July! It's the time for eating strawberries and cream whilst watching Wimbledon. If tennis isn't your cup of tea, you can always visit the theatre. With a host of different festivals taking place across Manchester this month, here are my suggestions what you can watch:- THE HIRED MAN - OLDHAM COLISEUM Until 6th July... 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 →

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 →

First Time – Sale Waterside Arts

Nathaniel Hall contracted HIV the first time he had sex, aged 16. Receiving the diagnosis just two weeks after his 17th birthday, it took him fourteen years to open up to his family.  A year later, Hall has written a play about his experiences, which he also performs. It is making its premiere at Sale's Waterside... Continue Reading →

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