This June, author and BBC 6 Music presenter Stuart Maconie is bringing his acclaimed show, The People’s Songs, to the Royal Exchange Theatre. The show aims to tell the social history of modern Britain through a discussion of pop singles. Beginning with Vera Lynn and ending with Dizzee Rascal, Maconie has picked the 50 songs that he believes encapsulate the time when they were recorded, and those that helped to usher in change to society itself. As both DJ and writer, Maconie has proven himself to be an affable and enthusiastic raconteur with an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of music and popular culture. So this show promises to be both entertaining and enlightening. This theatre performance is a tie-in with his book of the same name, and will be followed by a book signing.

Tue 24 Jun, Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH, Tel: 0161 833 9833, 8pm, £12 (£10 conc),

Tue 24 Jun
A. James Simpkin
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Sat 21 Jun 2014