NW productions

David Upton

A show telling a story never more relevant to our time, with live music composed by the legendary Hugh Masekela, visits The Dukes in Lancaster next week. The Suitcase also marks the return to the UK, after five years, of the internationally renowned Theatre of the Struggle—The Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

Lisa Dwyer Hogg stars as Emma in the much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People Places & Things at HOME in Manchester to October 7.

The cast for new musical Son of a Preacher Man is headed by Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington at Manchester Palace Theatre next week.

Britain’s national dance company Rambert showcases its range in a triple bill of works at The Lowry in Salford from Thursday to Saturday.

Shobana Jeyasingh’s latest dance work Bayadère gets a bold new stage design from Tom Piper, co-creator of the Blood-Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppy installation for the Tower of London, at The Lowry next week.

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love? The 
macho world of boxing provides the backdrop for a new play Gypsy Queen from the award-winning co-writer of Away From Home, Rob Ward. It’s at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre from Monday to Saturday.

Orbit Festival returns to HOME in Manchester next week. It features new commissions from some of the most interesting new theatre companies in the UK.

Old Ground comes to The Kings Arms in Salford next week. It tells the story of two lovers who, against the backdrop of Manchester's swinging sixties, became the most notorious and despised serial-killers in British criminal history.

All Or Nothing, the Small Faces musical, will play at Storyhouse in Chester from Wednesday to Saturday as part of its third major tour.