Celebrating Manchester's stories

Published: 3 December 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Manchester Royal Exchange

Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre has started the countdown to Christmas with stories that celebrate the streets and voices of the city in All I Want For Christmas.

From tales of contemporary city-centre tower blocks to the terraces of Glebe Street in Leigh, each day behind an advent calendar door, a short section of a story will be revealed.

It’s free to watch from December 1—just wait for the door to open and the story will begin.

Bringing together film-makers, directors, musicians, writers, performers, dancers, sound, costume and lighting designers, producers, dramaturgs, community partners and the staff of the Royal Exchange, it has been created by artists including Hollywood actors and community ambassadors.

Audiences will find the six short films scattered across the 24 days of an advent calendar, with an extra-special performance for Christmas Day.