NW Productions

Published: 11 November 2019
Reporter: David Upton

A collection of new play readings will be presented by Bolton Octagon Theatre as part of their First Bite series. Over three consecutive Fridays, commencing this week, audiences are invited to attend the script-in-hand readings taking place at Market Place Shopping Centre.

Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s horror story, spooky thriller The Body Snatcher steals its way on to The Dukes’ stage in Lancaster next Wednesday.

Comedian and environmental economist Dr Matt Winning hosts It’s The End Of The World As We Know It at Lancaster University’s Nuffield Theatre on Wednesday night.

Ballet Cymru returns to The Dukes in Lancaster on Saturday with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

Writer N J Crisp’s classic thriller Dangerous Obsession comes to the Grand in Blackpool from Tuesday to Saturday.

Nigel Slater’s Toast returns home to The Lowry from Monday to Saturday..

Young love, political intrigue and a thought-provoking look at those seeking sanctuary will be coming to The Lowry in Salford next week when Opera North returns with a season which also sees the launch of a new cut-price scheme for people enjoying opera for the very first time.

Sheffield’s award-winning Forced Entertainment returns to HOME in Manchester performing Out of Order next Wednesday to Friday.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s renowned pantomime, which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk, opens next Saturday and runs until January 11.

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever, a new live show based on the animated TV series, arrives at Manchester Opera House next Saturday and Sunday.

Two years ago, Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin walked the 65 miles from Pendle Hill to Lancaster Castle, retracing the footsteps of the Lancashire Witches hanged in the city in 1612. Reflecting on this pilgrimage led them to create the story of The Witching Way, performed at the Nuffield Theatre of Lancaster University next Friday.

There's a one-off performance of Small Histories this Friday at 5PM at Lloyds Bank on Market Street in Manchester.