In the dawn of the new theatre season, our eclectic theatre guide this month brings brilliant adaptations and intriguing new writing alongside must-see dance shows.
Making just the kind of art we crave, we’re championing the hugely entertaining SICK! Festival. Taking place right across Manchester, the festival offers visual art, dance and performance to question the way the world works.
We’re also looking forward to welcoming Emma Rice’s Wise Children back to HOME – this time with the Enid Blyton childhood favourite, Malory Towers. And the super Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks will premiere their new show, Under Three Moons, in Salford before starting out on a full tour of the North.
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.
Experience something new. Read on for all of these and much more.
Here are our picks
Challenging, entertaining and always trying to change the world for the better, SICK! Festival makes just the kind of art we like.
A powerful video installation by Mats Staub, inviting the audience to listen in on a series of intimate conversations about the most moving and challenging experiences in life.
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.
We’re thrilled that the multi-award-winning Sh!t Theatre return to Manchester this autumn. Early booking is highly recommended.
In this vital verbatim show, using real-life testimonies, LUNG examine the damage caused to Birmingham communities following the 2014 government inquiry.
Exploring anxiety and notions of identity, witness the creation of a live radio show and discover yourself through music.
Powerful, celebratory, affirming; this is theatre that puts refugees centre-stage.
Help Tabby search for his long lost friend in this heart-warming musical tale based on the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.