‘Theatre is everywhere. It is regional. It is rural. It is poor. Now it is in your front room, it can be from anywhere.’
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.
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.
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.
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.