Long Day’s Journey Into Night | Octagon Theatre | Thu 10 Oct – Sat 2 Nov | 7pm | £9.50 – £16
Seen by many as O’Neill’s most moving and compelling drama, Long Day’s Journey Into Night follows the Tyrone family as they hurl accusations at each other over a single day. This classic is overseen here by David Thacker, who has directed over 20 productions in his five season as artistic director of Bolton’s Octagon Theatre.

The Ugly Sisters | Contact | Fri 11 – Sat 12 Oct | 8pm | £11 (£6 concessions)
Perhaps a little early for Christmas, RashDash Theatre present a retelling of Cinderella from the perspective of The Ugly Sisters. With thumping drums, clanging keys and violent voices, this sinister and sensuous cabaret is full of energetic performances. RashDash was formed by Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen (pictured) in 2008.

Nabucco | Opera House | Fri 11 Oct | 7.30pm | £12.90 – £43.40
Producer Ellen Kent brings her first opera production back to life in this new lavish production of Verdi’s tale. Starring international soloists and featuring the haunting, melodic Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, this is a powerful tale about revenge, destruction and jealousy. Kent has previously produced Aida, Carmen and Romeo & Juliet during her 16-year career.

Lucia di Lammermoor | RNCM | Fri 11 & Sat 12 Oct | 7pm | £20/18 (£15/13 concessions)
Opera Seria presents a fully staged version of Donizetti’s classic opera Lucia di Lammermoor in the RNCM’s Theatre. This production, set in the 1960s, focuses on a mafia family and deals with themes of family rivalries, doomed love and murder. The production will be sung in the original Italian

The Disappearance of Sadie Jones | The Lowry | Thu 10 – Sat 12 Oct | 8pm | £10
The Disappearance of Sadie Jones is unique blend of language, image and physicality as Sadie leads her lover and sister into the strange landscape of her unconscious. Directed and produced by Hannah Silva who has been described as a truly original voice. The production is inspired by the ideas of August Strindberg and companies such as Frantic Assembly. Silva incorporates collage, sound poetry and physical theatre to create a unique performance.

Wed 9 Oct - Tue 15 Oct
Steven Brown
Published on:
Sun 8 Sep 2013