Re:Play Festival returns to showcase fringe theatre’s picks of 2012

Article published: Tuesday, January 15th 2013

The Library Theatre Company and The Lowry have again teamed up to reproduce some of the finest independently crafted local theatre of last year.

Review: Lamp Oil at The Eagle Inn, Salford

Article published: Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Fright Night starts in Salford and The Eagle Inn this week, with a theatre experience certainly not for the faint at heart. Sarah Adie gets spooked.

Bad Language literature event: Deadline for submissions

Article published: Friday, August 10th 2012

Today is the final day for submissions to be in with a chance of performing at the Bad Language literature event scheduled to take place at Manchester Museum on 22 August.

Inspector Norse and the knitted autopsy

Article published: Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Manchester-based group the Lip Service Theatre Company is planning what can only be assumed will be the first knitted autopsy to take place on a UK stage, with a little help from Chorlton’s Tea Hive. Sarah Adie discovers the lowdown on its latest play, crime thriller Inspector Norse.

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Article published: Friday, July 13th 2012

Mule reviews an inventive interpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by director Sean Holmes in association with Filter Theatre Company and Lyric Hammersmith.

Theatre Review: Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down

Article published: Friday, July 13th 2012

The Unholy Mess independent production group staged Richard Cameron’s play Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down from 16 to 19 May at Studio Salford. James Leach reviews one of the performances.

Deadline approaching for Free For Arts Festival submissions

Article published: Monday, June 25th 2012

Manchester’s Free For Arts Festival returns later this year for its fourth programme of events and already the deadline for submissions has almost arrived. Ian Pennington takes a quick peek at what to expect.