NW Productions

David Upton

Francesca Joy’s new play You Forgot The Mince is at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester on Monday.

Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight, “a post-rock, apocalyptic nightmare”, is at Contact Manchester on Wednesday night.

The powerful story of Jane Eyre, faithfully adapted and retold with music, comes to Preston Charter Theatre next Wednesday.

Tap Factory, the dance sensation, returns to Manchester Opera House on Monday night.

Following two acclaimed West End seasons, when it played to more than 100,000 people and received standing ovations at every performance, the theatrical tour-de-force of The Kite Runner comes to the Lowry in Salford from Tuesday to Saturday.

Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia’s critically-acclaimed Things I Know To Be True comes to The Lowry in Salford from Tuesday to Saturday. It’s at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester next Thursday, with another performance Friday. A countrywide tour includes Chorlton Irish Club on October 8, Salford Arts Theatre (12), Oldham Coliseum Studio Theatre (14), The Old Courts in Wigan (26), Bolton Socialist Club (27) and Liverpool Irish Festival, Unity Theatre (28).

Journeys Festival International returns to Manchester for its second edition. The festival celebrates the artistic talents of refugee and asylum seeker artists, sharing refugee stories. JFI takes place at venues throughout the city from October 2 to 15 to showcase a range of events.