Exchange springs into city life

Published: 12 November 2018
Reporter: David Upton

Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre has created a spring season of work that reflects the complexity of a 21st century city, from stories of industry and productivity to rivalry, family and community obligations.

In April, artistic director Sarah Frankcom directs West Side Story with choreography from Aletta Collins.

Inua Ellams’s Barber Shop Chronicles kicks off its UK tour and writers Tanika Gupta and James Yeatman reimagine key moments in Manchester’s unique journey in Hobson’s Choice and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out: Scenes From The Luddite Rebellion.