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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Dance 19 October 2018, from £12

Wallflower at New Adelphi Theatre

design manchester 2018
Activity 11–21 October 2018,

Design Manchester 2018

Manchester Folk Festival
Music 18–21 October 2018, from £6.00

Manchester Folk Festival 2018

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival
Festivals 15–22 October 2018, from £3.00

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

Contact at STUN Studio, Z-Arts
Theatre 16–27 October 2018, from £6.00

CONTACT at STUN Studio, Z-Arts

Families 5 May–28 October 2018, from £Quarry Bank admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Journeys of the Imagination at Quarry Bank