There’s still time to catch Handbagged – Moira Buffini’s satire – which has opened to rave reviews at Oldham Coliseum. Funny and theatrical, it imagines what could have happened at the Queen and Margaret Thatcher’s weekly meetings.
We’re also counting down to another bank holiday this weekend – do check out our full listings for the long weekend. In terms of theatre, we’re championing Brian Lobel’s BINGE at HOME – a free one-to-one performance experience. Elsewhere, hop on board IOU’s open-top bus – The Storytelling Bus – and experience the historic town of Halifax.
The Lowry can always be relied upon to bring top-notch dance shows to Salford – we recommend catching Russell Maliphant’s Silent Lines and the legendary Matthew Bourne’s stunning choreography in Romeo and Juliet.
Check out our full theatre guide for all the best performances happening right now, and the ones that you should book ahead for.
There’s plenty to enjoy!
Here are our picks
Offering an enchanting recipe of theatre, choreography, music, architectural design and project mapping, this groundbreaking performance will bring a fascinating series of imaginative and extraordinary cities to life.
Join one of the Royal Exchange’s passionate volunteers as they take you through the underbelly of this working theatre. Experience first hand the hard work and amount of people that go into putting on one of the theatre’s productions as well as seeing the props and costumes from some of your favourite shows.
Contact In The City Part Three – is a radical city-wide programme of performance taking place whilst Contact’s theatre undergoes an exciting transformation. Read our preview of the upcoming season.
Oldham Coliseum’s new programme for Spring/ Summer 2019 celebrates Northern voices and tackles universal issues faced by families and communities.
Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show.Patrick Lynch (from Cbeebies) tells the gripping story of Jack who sells his cow for five magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds.
In the middle of the night there is a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…
But The People’s Theatre Company do!
And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best selling book.
This magical show has been written especially for grown ups to enjoy with their children, so relive the delights of this most charming of tales complete with a feast of sing along songs, colourful animal characters and heart warming family fun.
It’s the perfect treat for anyone aged 2 to 102.
Follow two young lovers as they risk everything to be together in Matthew Bourne’s vital and contemporary reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.