In Fields of Grey, at Manchester Contact Theatre from next Wednesday to Saturday, an American soldier and a British Muslim awake together in a strange room.
Written by and starting New York-based actor and MC Mtume Gant and award-winning Blackburn-born poet, playwright and performer Avaes Mohammad and directed by Contact's artistic director Baba Israel, Fields of Grey is a bold and powerful new play combining hard-hitting narrative with multimedia.
The Royal Shakespeare Company takes Julius Caesar to Africa in a new adaptation at Salford’s Lowry arts centre this week, inspired by Nelson Mandela’s love for the classic political thriller.
Appearing at The Lowry from Tuesday to Saturday, the show is to be performed exclusively by a cast of black British actors, and directed by RSC chief associate director Greg Doran.
The turbulent life and songs of Pat Kirkwood—the Salford woman named Britain’s first wartime star at the age of only 18—are brought to life at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre in a new solo show.
Pat Kirkwood Is Angry—a co-production with Opera North in association with the Royal Exchange—runs in The Studio at the venue from Wednesday to Saturday.
The Octagon Theatre in Bolton is celebrating the work of the town’s greatest ever playwright, Bill Naughton, with a play recently unearthed from his personal archives and reworked by director David Thacker to create a world première production.
Lighthearted Intercourse is a tender, funny and intimate portrayal of a young couple living in 1920s Bolton adjusting to married life and discussing their fears, anxieties and conflicting needs with a humour that will delight and maybe surprise.
The regional première of The Heretic, Richard Bean’s hilarious comedy about a climate change scientist, who goes public with her reservations about the accepted science of global warming, opens the Library Theatre Company’s season at The Lowry in Salford.
The Heretic runs until October 13.
The world première tour of A Day of Pleasure, a new play adapted by The Useful Donkey Theatre Company based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s award-winning book, will debut at Liverpool’s Playhouse Studio from Thursday to Saturday.
The evening before he travels to Stockholm to collect the Nobel Prize for Literature, Isaac Bashevis Singer—a passionate, brilliant storyteller—recalls a fascinating childhood full of mystery, torment and adventure.