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“Keeping theatre fresh is about taking risks.” Sarah Frankcom, artistic director of the Royal Exchange
I have an enduring memory of a production of King Lear. I think it was a school trip, probably because the play was on the curriculum.Read the full story..
The starting point for this Royal Exchange Young Company production, directed by Matt Hassall and created by the Manchester Theatre Award-winning company to note fifty years after the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, was the question “what is it to live in a world that denies you your most simple human right – to feel love, to share love and to be in love?”Read the full story..
In school, I was taught that the most convincing arguments address their own pitfalls before someone else raises them.Read the full story..
“It’s Middlemarch gone mad,” I heard someone say in the interval.Read the full story..
When Hugh Whitemore’s play Breaking the Code made its debut back in 1986, its subject, mathematician and scientist Alan Turing, was still fairly obscure.Read the full story..
In the summer of 1997, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre staged a new adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s 17th century comedy The Illusion, starring Trevor Baxter and Julia Sawalha. One entranced young audience member was 15 year-old Stockport lad Daniel Rigby who was making his first ever visit to the venue on a college outing.Read the full story..
When he announced Katherine Soper’s play as the winner of the 2015 Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting, judge Sir Nicholas Hytner hailed it as a work of “such eloquence, such quiet craft, such dignity and such compassion”.Read the full story..
“I love the mentality behind it,” Ben Batt tells me.Read the full story..
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