A wondrous and darkly pleasant musical tale of a pig who taught himself to read – world premiere.
Bonaparte’s travelling circus show and marvellous menagerie was on its uppers. It had a zoo with just pigeons, an aerialist who wouldn’t leave the ground, a chipped plate-spinning act and a Mr. Memory who could hardly remember his own name. Not surprisingly, no one was coming. Then into their lives came Edmund the Learned Pig… This rip snorter of a tale is based on an unpublished poem by Edward Gorey. With music by Martyn Jaques (of cult British music trio, The Tiger Lillies), it fuses British Sign Language, puppetry, magic and music for everyone aged 8 and over. Royal Exchange Theatre, The Studio, St. Ann’s Square, M2 7DH, daily (times vary), all weekend (9-26 Oct), £12/£10 (under 13s £5).
The spring season in museums and galleries continues, with an abundance of new exhibitions all over the North.
Festival fever has live literature land gripped, and libraries get their very own celebration in Greater Manchester, so you have your pick of performances from a star-studded cast this month…
We preview the standout classical music events and venues in Manchester and the north.
Plan your May Bank Holidays with the best restaurants and bars in Manchester and the North.
New in our Tours and Activities section – drink and draw sessions, political reading groups and tours of some of Manchester’s most unique museums.