The Cherry Orchard | Capitol Theatre | Wed 16 – Sat 19 Oct | Wed, Fri, Sat 7.30pm, Thu 6pm | £8 (£5 conc)
This Anton Chekhov-penned play follows the story of Madame Ranevskyaya who, after returning home from Paris, finds herself faced with crippling debts and potential loss of her estate, The Cherry Orchard. This performance, produced by David Salter and starring Rowan Lark, Christopher Finnegan and Eric Bridgwater, opens Capitol Theatre’s new season.

People | The Lowry | Tue 15 – Sat 19 Oct | Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Tue & Sat 2pm | £18 – £30
Alan Bennett’s acclaimed comedy arrives at The Lowry this week following a sell-out run at the National Theatre. People follows Dorothy as she struggle to keep her estate (notice a theme this week?) while her sister angles to hand it over to the National Trust. Starring Frances de la Tour, Selina Cadell and Linda Bassett, and directed by Nicholas Hytner, People is likely to prove a hit in Manchester too. Read our preview here.

Go Back For Murder (pictured) | Opera House | Mon 14 – Sat 19 Oct | Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 2.30pm | £16.90 – £32.40
The Agatha Christie Theatre Company presents its namesake’s Go Back For Murder at the Opera House. This production follows Carla Le Marchant as she discovers a secret in her families past. Starring Liza Goddard, Sophie Ward, Robert Duncan and Gary Mavers, this classic ‘whodunit’ is full of suspects, secrets and red herrings that will have the audience sat on the edge of their seats until the very end.

The Noble Spaniard | St Philips Hall, Bolton | Wed 16 – Sat 19 Oct | 7.30pm | £8
The Noble Spaniard is an adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s beloved play, written in 1908. This production by the Phoenix Theatre Company, who have been operating since 1982, takes place at Bolton’s St Philips Hall. This farce aims to take the audience back to the days of crinolines and velvet collars.

Mon 14 Oct - Sun 20 Oct
Steven Brown
Published on:
Wed 16 Oct 2013