This week: There’s still time to catch Beryl, the true story of one of the world’s greatest sporting heroes, at Bolton Library Theatre; while Hedda Tesman – a fresh and feminist perspective on Ibsen’s original text – plays at The Lowry.
Elsewhere – Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse have a lively season of homegrown performance and touring productions on offer. From acclaimed musicals and family shows to literary classics, this is quite possibly Liverpool’s best season yet. Alternatively, Liverpool’s annual LEAP Dance Festival is nearly upon us – be sure to check out the full programme.
Dance lovers should almost certainly check out Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella at the Palace Theatre, Yorkshire Dance’s Ageless Festival and EDIT.05, Igor + Moreno’s takeover of The Lowry this October.
We’d strongly recommend booking ahead for Light Falls at the Royal Exchange, directed by Sarah Frankcom, this is an extraordinary new play written by Simon Stephens with original music by Jarvis Cocker. And if you didn’t catch it the first time around – don’t miss out on Black Men Walking when it rambles into Oldham Coliseum later this month.
Halloween horror seekers will be pleased to hear that the multi-award-winning comedy maniacs, Kill The Beast return to The Lowry with Director’s Cut. Elsewhere, the chilling thriller Blood Runs Deep, starring ex-Blue band Antony Costa, plays at the Epstein Theatre.
Take a punt on something new. Read on for more performance happening in Manchester and the North over the coming months.
Here are our picks
Manchester's Season of Shakespeare, 10 September–19 October 2019
Shakespeare performances are popping up all over Manchester this autumn – we’ve collated them into a neat guide for you.
An action-packed production, with Lucy Ellinson in the iconic title role, don’t miss this fresh take on ‘The Scottish Play’.
Challenging, entertaining and always trying to change the world for the better, SICK! Festival makes just the kind of art we like.
A busy and brilliant season, expect award-winning musicals, stage adaptations of revered literary classics and celebrated cult films, alongside high-quality family shows. There is plenty to enjoy in Liverpool’s theatres this autumn.
Created by contemporary dance artists, Igor + Moreno, Andante is a performance all about our senses and the importance of slowing down.
This brand new staging of Lewis’s Carroll’s classic tale, will have your whole family enthralled and the catchy tunes running through your head!
The two-time Oscar-winner, based on real-life events, promises to be a spine-tingling theatrical experience.
What do you get if you add 24 hours to 48 performers and two hundred thousand words? Neil Bartlett’s extraordinary new national public artwork.
Adapted by award-winning writer, Rona Munro, this is the 1818 seminal gothic horror novel as you’ve never seen it before.