NW Productions

Published: 6 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Jason Manford stars in Curtains at Manchester Palace Theatre from Tuesday to Saturday. Joining him will be television presenter and Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba who will play Aaron Fox in the Manchester run of the show.

Comedy play Gym & Tonic comes to The Dukes in Lancaster as part of its UK tour.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s First Encounters initiative returns to Blackpool Grand Theatre from Thursday to Saturday with The Merchant of Venice in an edited version of the original to bring Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy to life in just 90 minutes for audiences aged 7–13.

Political documentary theatre company Lung returns to The Lowry in Salford Tuesday to Saturday with Trojan Horse.

Breach Theatre brings its new show, It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, a courtroom drama based on a 17th century case of the rape of Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi, to HOME in Manchester.

Next weekend sees the return of The People’s Theatre Company, bringing There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly to Theatre By The Lake in Keswick on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday October 13, Z-access Family Fun Day returns to Z-arts in Manchester, welcoming children and families for an accessible day of interactivity, including dance, music, and arts activities.

Journeys Festival International, exploring the refugee experience, is back in Manchester for the fourth year until October 13.

Contemporary dance company Igor + Moreno brings the première of brand-new dance show BEAT, their first ever gallery installation, to The Lowry's EDIT.05 Limited Celestial Space, and three of their internationally renowned earlier works Andante to The Lowry, Salford from next Friday.