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Punk troubadours the Tiger Lillies – ostensibly singer-songwriter Martyn Jaques and a rotating line-up of band-mates – have been peddling their persuasively peculiar brand...

Circle Mirror Transformation is a drama of accumulation. Annie Baker’s slow, delicate play deposits character layer by miniscule layer, like silt collecting on a...

Playwright and actor Amelia Bullmore has done everything from Brass Eye to Ayckbourn. She tells Catherine Love about returning to Manchester, where she began...

When I previously wrote a top 10 of Britain's theatrical cities, Manchester was second only to London. It's still my favourite city to visit...

Few plays capture the devastating nihilism of depression quite as acutely as Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Andrew Upton's intense new version – originally produced by Sydney...

Home in Manchester has announced a new season of international theatre and dance, which includes a production of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation. The season...

There is still an “awful long way to go” before female writers are equally represented on stage, playwright Lizzie Nunnery has said. Nunnery, who was...

There are two ways you can experience The Wedding, visual theatre company Gecko’s latest piece; you can either read the brief programme blurb beforehand,...

Returning to Reims, French sociologist Didier Eribon’s 2009 memoir, is astonishingly prescient. Eight years on, Eribon’s analysis of the rise of the far right...
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