A Frankcom farewell at the Exchange

Published: 8 June 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Lucy Ellinson takes on the title role in Macbeth
Light Falls by Simon Stephens
Wuthering Heights

The autumn/winter season at Manchester Royal Exchange celebrates departing artistic director Sarah Frankcom’s tenure bringing together elements of her work and with a strong female narrative throughout.

The season opens with Macbeth in which Lucy Ellinson takes on the title role; Frankcom directs Light Falls, a new play from long-time collaborator Simon Stephens with original music by Jarvis Cocker; Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is stripped back in a radical version; and director Jo Davies explores the complex mother-daughter relationship in Gypsy.

Associate Artists RashDash and former resident director Nickie Miles-Wildin make new work for the Studio and a 24-hour-long free performance sees the theatre remain open all night on Remembrance Sunday.