September is always a vibrant and dynamic time for theatre with the launch of the new autumn/winter season. However, if you’re not ready to wave goodbye to summer just yet – there’s still time to catch the open-air performances of Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre and Bolton Octagon‘s performance of the childhood classic Gulliver’s Travels in Queens Park, Bolton.
The Contact Young Company have teamed up with Hetain Patel for Oh Man, a new Performance piece exploring what it means to be a man in the 21st century. As the Contact undergoes a full renovation project, their performance spills out across the city – check out the full off-site programme for the Contact in the City Part Two here. Elsewhere in Manchester, we recommend The Greatest Play in the History of the World at the Royal Exchange and OthelloMacbeth at HOME.
We’d get your tickets early for Heiner Goebbels’ new large-scale work, developed with MIF, Everything that happened and would happen, Anna Jordan’s The Unreturning at Liverpool Everyman and Forced Entertainment’s Dirty Work (The Late Shift) at Sheffield’s Theatre Deli.
Read on for all of our performance recommendations this September onwards…
Here are our picks
Winner of The Stage Edinburgh Award, this one-woman show starring Julie Hesmondhalgh returns to Manchester’s Royal Exchange following its sold-out run last season.
Capturing the hearts of readers throughout the world, The Lovely Bones is a unique coming-of-age tale which has now been adapted for the stage by the award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Rails is a play about loneliness, dreaming and trying to hope in a town that doesn’t seem to want you to.
Experience the stage revival of this tale of outdoor summer childhood adventures in the magnificently redeveloped art deco Storyhouse building or in Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.
Is it love, or is it hate? Shakespeare’s comedy of merriment, wooing and winning of hearts, returns to Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.
Contact announces In The City Part Two – its radical city-wide programme of performance during the buildings exciting transformation.
Outdoor theatrical adventures involving L_ve Hangman, a playground of illusions and an eccentric character flying around in a pestle and mortar … did we have you at L_ve Hangman?
The award-winning Man on the Moon is a journey through space and time, fuelled by love, fear and Afro-futurism.
Contact will be taking over STUN Studio at Z-Arts for two weeks of established and new commissions.
Post is an exploration of what it means to be a migrant, of constantly inhabiting a ‘national limbo’ and failing to adhere to border and identity-defining norms.
A remarkable journey to unpick the secret behind one of the world’s most popular and enduring art genres, a fresh look at the idea of First World War remembrance, and a city-wide takeover in honour of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday; check out our latest pick of exhibition highlights and must-go events.