The Royal Exchange Autumn Winter SeasonThe Royal Exchange Autumn Winter Season
Mother Courage and her Children. Photo: Lee Baxter.

The Royal Exchange Autumn / Winter Season

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

The Royal Exchange’s autumn season takes some of the world’s most revered texts and gives them a fresh spin. These sharp and inventive reimaginings invite audiences to take a fresh look at these familiar texts and also at the world in which we live.

The line-up of directors, writers and theatre-makers will not disappoint – with this season threatening to be even better than the last. Jade Anouka launched the season as Queen Margaret, in a thrilling retelling of the Wars of the Roses written by Jeanie O’Hare. Associate Artist Don Warrington returns to play the iconic Willy Loman in Sarah Frankcom’s version of the Arthur Miller classic Death of a Salesman. And Julie Hesmondhalgh steps into Mother Courage‘s well-worn boots in an original version of Brecht’s classic play written by Anna Jordan.

This autumn the Royal Exchange will reconsider the travelling plays of the Middle Ages in The Mysteries – a cycle of six brand new plays which explore how places and landscapes shape us and the communities in which we live.

Following on from the success of Guys and Dolls last year, the Royal Exchange celebrates Christmas with another dazzling, toe-tapping Broadway classic – The Producers.

Don’t leave it too late to book – we don’t want you to miss out.

Here are our picks

Things to do right now

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Cinema 2 November–13 December 2018, from £5

Peterloo at HOME

Cinema 9 November–13 December 2018, from £5

Widows at HOME

Families 6–15 December 2018, from £6

Black Beauty at Z-arts

Activity 24 November–15 December 2018, from £4

World of Music at Band on the Wall

PAPER Gallery in Manchester presents Tim Ellis - Cypher
Exhibitions 10 November–15 December 2018, FREE

Tim Ellis: Cypher at PAPER Gallery

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals 7–16 December 2018, FREE

Lightwaves 2018 at The Quays

Re: work at The Holden Gallery
Exhibitions 5 November–19 December 2018, FREE

Re: work at The Holden Gallery

RNCM Autumn Season Creative Tourist
Music 6 September–19 December 2018, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Cinema 7–20 December 2018, from £5.50

The Old Man & the Gun at HOME

Släpstick at HOME
Families 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00

Släpstick at HOME

Contact In The City Part Two
Theatre 15 August–23 December 2018,

Contact In The City Part Two