This month’s theatre guide is a real eclectic bag of performance goodness. We’ve got durational dance performances in Wallflower by Manchester performance company Quarantine, the Shakespearean tragedy of Othello taking over Oldham Coliseum and a grand and historical performance of Henry V in Manchester Cathedral.
For those hunting for Halloween horror, Disquiet will be haunting the underground vaults of Brickworks and Antwerp Mansion switches all-night raves for ghostly goings-on in Fell, an immersive theatre production.
Happening this week – don’t miss Don Warrington as Willy Loman in the eagerly anticipated Death of a Salesman which opens at the Royal Exchange; watch scientific fact collide with creative fiction in Future Bodies at HOME and make sure you’ve bagged your tickets for Heiner Goebbels’ new large-scale work, developed with MIF, Everything that happened and would happen.
Dance has exploded across the North with Liverpool’s LEAP Dance Festival, Joe Moran’s bold and contemporary On the Habit of Being Oneself at Bluecoat and the English National Ballet’s breathtaking performance of Manon in the ornate surroundings of Manchester’s Opera House.
Read on for these and more of our top performance picks…
Here are our picks
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.
Contact announces In The City Part Two – its radical city-wide programme of performance during the buildings exciting transformation.
Packed with some of the world’s greatest plays and most epic stories, the Royal Exchange’s new Autumn/ Winter Season is absolutely unmissable.
Following the announcement of The Lovely Bones, Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol and the Rock ‘n’ Roll panto The Snow Queen earlier this year, Liverpool’s Everyman & Playhouse has revealed its full programme for Autumn Winter 2018.
Shakespeare performances are popping up all over Manchester this autumn – we’ve collated them into a neat guide for you.
Meet, Flecky Bennet, your guide through the dark and demonic side of the city as he takes you on one of Manchester’s award winning ghost walks.
Meet a real-life cyborg, immerse yourself in a black hole or one of 120 other events in 11 days … yes Manchester Science Festival is back.
Watch Little and Big Nutbrown Hare compete to measure their love for each other in this timeless loveable story.
More spoken word nights are emerging to join our favourite regulars, there are lots of launches and one-offs and workshops and conferences and even walking tours, and tickets are selling like hot cakes for Manchester Literature Festival, the Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival and Chester Literature Festival.