Bringing opera, dance, fierce experimental performance and new writing, there’s much to enjoy in our guide to the best theatre in Manchester and the North.
The theatre show on everyone’s lips is Back to the Future the Musical, which is currently playing at Manchester Opera House. Audiences so far have been blown away by this phenomenal show; so turn your flux capacitor on and get ready for 1.21 gigawatts of excitement.
Book now to see Winsome Pinnock’s Rockets and Blue Lights at the Royal Exchange. Winner of the Alfred Fagon Award, this is an extraordinary play exploring Great Britain’s role in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. AndThe Long Goodbyeat Mayfield – a world premiere rap and music piece, by Riz Ahmed, commissioned by Manchester International Festival.
Elsewhere – we’re championing a new play from award-winning playwright Chloë Moss – Run Sister Run at Sheffield’s Crucible Studio, and the Rudyard Kipling classic, The Jungle Book at Oldham Coliseum.
Looking further ahead…We recommend the English National Ballet’s stunning version of the classic ballet, Raymonda, which pirouettes into the Palace Theatre this October.
Read on for details of all of these performances and much more…
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.