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Bird

Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

June 13, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Bird, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Katherine Chandler’s coming-of-age tale was the winner of a Judges’ Award in the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.

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Anne-Marie Duff

Review: Husbands & Sons, Royal Exchange, Manchester

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Husbands & Sons, Royal Exchange, Manchester

Typical! You wait ages for a D.H. Lawrence play, then three come along at once.

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L-R – Dorian Jerome Simpson (Smudge), Daniel Kendrick (Frankie), Mark Weinman (Pugh), Sam Melvin (pidge), Ciarán Owens (Dan)

SO HERE WE ARE: what happens when nothing happens

September 17, 2015 Comments Off on SO HERE WE ARE: what happens when nothing happens

SO HERE WE ARE is a play about young lives cut short and a touching portrait of childhood friendships under strain in adult life. Director Steven Atkinson writes about the upcoming production at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

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Royal Exchange © Matthew J Graham, 2013 (2)

Pre-Theatre Eats: Royal Exchange, Manchester

July 19, 2015 Comments Off on Pre-Theatre Eats: Royal Exchange, Manchester

In the first of a new series focusing on pre-theatre eats in the North West, Northern Soul’s Guy Kilty visits three restaurants within a stone’s throw of Manchester’s Royal Exchange. 

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Maxine Peake in Hamlet film

Film Review: Maxine Peake as Hamlet

March 21, 2015 Comments Off on Film Review: Maxine Peake as Hamlet

One of the hottest theatre tickets of the last few years has been Maxine Peake as Hamlet at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.

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Anna Jordan - winner of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2013.

Anna Jordan: YEN and the Bruntwood Prize

February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Anna Jordan: YEN and the Bruntwood Prize

There’s no doubt that the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting has changed the world of new theatre writing very much for the better.

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Maxine Peake as Hamlet

Manchester Theatre Awards: celebrating a theatre-rich city

January 22, 2015 Comments Off on Manchester Theatre Awards: celebrating a theatre-rich city

It’s easy to argue that all awards are pointless and the dance that takes place between nominations being announced and tearful acceptance speeches (or bitter recriminations in the pub afterwards) is an especially pointless sideshow to the real art already created elsewhere. Okay. I feel your indifference.

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Little Shop of Horrors at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Royal Exchange

December 11, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Royal Exchange

Scan your local school noticeboards and community halls and you might notice a peculiar thing: everyone’s putting on Little Shop of Horrors these days.

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Tennesse Williams

John Lahr talks to Northern Soul about Tennessee Williams

November 6, 2014 Comments Off on John Lahr talks to Northern Soul about Tennessee Williams

When it comes to the performing arts, you’d have to say that John Lahr is steeped in them.

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