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NW Productions

Published: 5 May 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Four Greater Manchester actors star in the Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at The Lowry in Salford next week (hear Robin Simpson, who plays Benedick, talking about this production in the BTG podcast).

Northern Ballet returns to Salford’s Lowry arts centre next week with The Great Gatsby.

Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas are back at HOME in Manchester next Wednesday to Friday with One, the third production in their trilogy of shows tackling contemporary political questions.

Same Same Different is an original new verbatim play about adoption, identity and belonging and is at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre next Friday and Oldham Library May 15.

Internationally-acclaimed, Leeds-based Phoenix Dance Theatre returns to Keswick’s Theatre By The Lake next Wednesday as part of an annual spring tour.

Puss in Boots, Northern Ballet’s latest children’s production, is set to take The Dukes in Lancaster in its stride next Tuesday as part of a national tour.

An unstageable play, an unstable set and a fraught director’s commentary delivered to the audience through headphones as Chekhov’s First Play visits Liverpool Playhouse May 8–11.

When it Breaks it Burns, produced by coletivA ocupação, directed by Martha Kiss Perone and presented by Contact and Transform, tells the true story of the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 in Brazil at the Millennium Powerhouse, Moss Side, the current home of Contact, from May 8–9 (performed in Portuguese with English surtitles).

Award-winning British-Romanian theatre collective BÉZNĂ Theatre is bringing its latest international political theatre show Illegalised to The Studio at the Royal Exchange Theatre May 9–11.

The inaugural Manford’s Blackpool Comedy Festival launches next Friday and will feature a wide variety of top comedy acts as well as the Grand Final of a new comedy award after heats across the UK.