Category Archives: Theatre

The Accrington Pals, Royal Exchange Manchester. Bitter, brutal and beautiful!

It is fitting that Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre begin the New Year by closing its winter season with ‘The Accrington Pals’ as themes of opportunity and finality, new horizons and brutal endings rifle through it. Inspired in part by a … Continue reading

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The Country Wife at the Royal Exchange

Find a review of The Country Wife that doesn’t include the word romp and i’ll eat my hat (disclaimer: I totally wont). Don’t get me wrong, this restoration comedy is certainly full of frolics, fun and feistiness (and the implication … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Royal Exchange

Celebrated for their unique take on classic texts, the Lyric Hammersmith and Filter Theatre Productions bring to the Royal Exchange Theatre a deconstruction of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that will leave you gobsmacked. All I could think to say as … Continue reading

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Miss Julie at The Royal Exchange – Electrically charged and beautifully bleak

On the whole, a play by Strindberg (1849-1912) is never going to be a day at the races, though if you count the two tragic deaths at this year’s Grand National, then maybe it is. A prolific writer who often … Continue reading

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