Victoria Baths opened in 1906 and over a century later still remains one of the most iconic buildings in Manchester. After vigorous protests when it closed in 1993, it’s since reopened, showing off its period interior; the stained glass, terracotta, tiles and mosaic floors. Such a sight of ravishing beauty couldn’t be more appropriate to house one of the most tragic romances of our time: Romeo and Juliet. The scene is set through the three Victorian pools but with a contemporary twist; it will be a setting inspired by the criminal underworld of Eastern Europe with a soundtrack by Macedonian composer, Nicola Kodjabashia.

Wed 10 Sep – Sat 4 Oct, Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE, Tel: 0161 224 2020, Times vary, £10-£23.50,

Wed 10 Sep - Sat 4 Oct
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Thu 4 Sep 2014