Death of Braham Murray at 75
Braham Murray OBE, one of the founding artistic directors of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, has died aged 75.
Music & Lyrics in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley
The Lowry, Salford
The Original Theatre Company, York Theatre Royal and Ghost Light Theatre Productions
The Lowry (Quays Theatre)
Most Wanted and Offstage Theatre, W14 Productions and Alastair Michael
Mustard Tree, Ancoats
Daniel Shumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Opera House, Manchester
David Pugh, Dafydd Rogers and The Shubert Organisation
The Lowry, Salford
Following the success of its multi award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre’s Olivier Award nominated West End smash hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opens the new spring season at Storyhouse in Chester.
Local artwork goes on display at the Dukes in Lancaster, and half of all sales revenue goes to the venue.
Three theatres have announced they have selected artists for the Naseem Khan commissions—an initiative to support artists of colour.
Unity Theatre in Liverpool sees a number of theatre-makers return to the venue by popular demand in its forthcoming new season.
Alexandra Burke will play Rachel Marron in the The Bodyguard when it returns to Palace Theatre, Manchester.
Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s associate director Chris Lawson has stepped up to acting artistic director.
Warrington theatre company Not Too Tame completes the UK Christmas tour of its immersive 'pop-up punky panto' Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out! at the Welcome Inn in Ordsall, Salford.
Club Mex, a part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience, runs at Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, from January 17 - February 10.
Oldham Coliseum is presenting a revival of its hit 1998 production A Different Way Home.
Diversity have announced their 10-year anniversary UK tour, Born Ready, for autumn 2019 and they’re heading to the Palace Manchester.
The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster has decided, reluctantly, not to stage an open-air production in the city’s Williamson Park next year.
Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel bring a Christmas show for all the family to The Lowry in Salford.
Comedy, cabaret and chaos are on their way back to The Dukes in Lancaster.
Waterside Arts and Creative Industries Trafford has commissioned a new piece of theatre by Nathaniel Hall.
A new play set in the larger-than-life world of wrestling premières at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre from February 21 to March 2.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is to play Christmas 2019 season at The Lowry.
HOME in Manchester has a new new theatre season for 2019, with international programming, new creative talent and festivals and celebrations.
Scottish writer and poet Jackie Kay’s personal memoir, Red Dust Road, is to play at HOME Manchester in September.
Award-winning Rochdale-based M6 Theatre Company presents Little Gift at The Lowry in Salford.
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse’s repertory project has pushed it to a “tipping point” and it is no longer part of Arts Council England’s national portfolio.
New Adventures announces full casting for the world première of Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet which will open at The Lowry in Salford on June 11 as part of a UK tour to 13 venues.
The Book of Mormon is coming to Manchester at the Palace Theatre from June 6.
Waterside Arts in Sale has been named Venue of the Year at the annual Northern Soul Awards.
Octagon Theatre Bolton continue their season of offsite shows in 2019 with a new production of Jim Cartwright’s Rise and Fall of Little Voice.
Contact continues to transform its iconic building on Oxford Road, Manchester.
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story is coming to Stockport Plaza.
Santa’s New Sleigh flies into Blackpool Winter Gardens’ Pavilion Theatre.
Theatre by the Lake’s 2019 season in Keswick includes a world première production from Howard Brenton, Educating Rita starring Stephen Tompkinson, two regional premières in the Studio and a special fundraising event featuring Ian McKellen.
Scamp Theatre opens Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man on stage at The Lowry for a month-long Christmas run starting December 1.
Christmas at Theatre by the Lake’s Studio sees two festive shows.
A politically-charged production of Sweeney Todd (April 12 to May 18) comes to the Liverpool Everyman stage in April.
There’s double the chance to enjoy the music of the Spice Girls during 2019.
Twirlywoos—as seen on CBeebies—will be brought to life on stage for the first time next year.