The world premiere of the bleakly comic, psychological thriller Mites from James Mannion (Hedgehogs & Porcupines, Old Red Lion) comes to Tristan Bates Theatre this October. This absurdist piece is a sinister exploration of the manipulation which can underpin relationships, and especially considers the impact of this upon the mentally vulnerable in society.

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Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is dropping into Leeds Playhouse for a preview of the results of a £15.8m redevelopment at the iconic city centre powerhouse.

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When Halifax Square Chapel was refurbished a state of the art cinema was installed and like so many theatres these days their film programming helps keep the lights on

They are now running a series of outdoor themed film and the latest is The Barkley Marathons: The Race that Eats its Young on Friday 11th October,

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We’ve all heard about that famous Merseyside quartet of the 1960’s who took themselves off to Hamburg and went onto international success: The Liverbirds.

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It’s 100 days until Christmas and it’s now officially acceptable to think about it, plan it and get excited for that big holiday season!

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Quirki by Cirque Surreal is coming to intu Trafford Centre for a strictly limited season this October half-term, in what promises to be an unforgettable show for the whole family.

‘A Night at the Museum’ meets contemporary circus in this big top spectacular. Audiences will be transported from the heart of Mexico, to unexplored worlds of fantasy, where strange creatures from supernatural realms illuminate and come to life in spellbinding set-pieces of physical improbabilities.

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53two are delighted to announce that actor Shobna Gulati is to be added as their second patron, as she throws her support behind the independent theatre and their mission to provide accessible, affordable & quality theatre in the city centre.

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Rebel Music, the latest play from Birmingham born award-winning playwright and screenwriter Robin French, receives its world première at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September. Inspired by the Rock Against Racism movement of the 70s and a celebration of the diverse musical legacy of the Midlands, the production will run from Thursday 19th September to Saturday 5th October and will also tour to 15 local venues.

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I was thrilled when I heard that EBird Theatre Productions were staging Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden at The Hope Street Theatre in September so it was with much excitement that I caught up with actor Emma Bird and producer Siobhan Noble to discuss what they were doing with the play.

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The return of award-winning playwright Luke Barnes to Liverpool was the perfect excuse for a catch-up about his new play, Lost Boys, which will run at the Unity Theatre before touring community venues around Merseyside and I was intrigued to discover what it was about with Barnes more than happy to elaborate.

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