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Kate O'Donnell as Feste in Twelfth Night photo Jonathan Keenan

Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

April 19, 2017 Comments Off on Subverting Shakespeare: Northern Soul chats to Kate O’Donnell about making Feste a feisty female

I’ve never been behind the scenes at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, and so it feels peculiar to be heading for the stage door.

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Scuttlers at Royal Exchange Theatre

Review: Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

February 12, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Scuttlers at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

Rona Munro is a playwright of some note, having won a number of major accolades including a Writers’ Guild award for best play of 2014. So it is something of a coup that she has turned her attention to recreating a seldom explored part of Manchester’s history: the original youth cult and gang culture of the ‘scuttlers’.

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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

June 11, 2013 Comments Off on The Birthday Party at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

When you think of Harold Pinter‘s plays, what comes to mind? The Pinter Pause? Naturally. Dysfunctional relationships? Probably. Brutal dialogue? Maybe. But what about humour? Last night, at the Royal Exchange’s production of The Birthday Party, I was reminded of how funny Pinter could be.

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A Doll's House

A Doll’s House at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

May 8, 2013 Comments Off on A Doll’s House at The Royal Exchange, Manchester

There is a brilliant cast in this production of A Doll’s House at the Royal Exchange. The type of cast dynamic that makes me think – are those occasional tables really necessary?

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