‘Theatre is everywhere. It is regional. It is rural. It is poor. Now it is in your front room, it can be from anywhere.’
‘Surpassed every expectation’: THE PRODUCERS – Manchester ★★★★★
The Christmas musical at the Royal Exchange is fast becoming a Manchester tradition. After a run of hits, The Producers has a lot to live up to, but even so, it surpasses every expectation. Raz Shaw’s production of this classic and controversial Mel Brooks musical turns the camp, the glitter and the hilarity up to 11.
NEWS: Four wins for Manchester’s Royal Exchange at UK Theatre Awards plus honours for Maxine Peake & Richard Eyre
There were four wins for Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre at this year’s UK Theatre Awards. The winners were revealed in a lunchtime ceremony at London’s Guildhall.
NEWS: Maxine Peake will play Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days at the Royal Exchange Manchester
Royal Exchange Manchester associate artist Maxine Peake is to take on the role of Samuel Beckett’s enigmatic heroine, Winnie, in artistic director Sarah Frankcom’s fresh production of Happy Days.
‘A handful of bearable moments’: JUBILEE – Lyric Hammersmith
The best that can be said about Chris Goode’s Jubilee is that it must surely be in the running for the hotly contested accolade of the worst show of the whole decade.