It may only be early Summer, but those forward-thinking theatrical types at the Royal Exchange have just announced their line-up for the Autumn/Winter season. Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom curates the season, and has organised a diverse selection of plays, some from established artists and others from up-and-coming talent. Standouts include a stage version of Derek Jarman’s film, Jubilee (Thu 2 – Sat 18 Nov 2017), Black Men Walking (18 Jan – 3 Feb 2018), from the pen of rapper and producer Testament, which is a look at Britain’s missing histories. Coronation Street’s Julie Hesmondhalgh (pictured) returns to the Exchange the modestly-titled one woman show, The Greatest Play in the History of the World (Thu 9- Sun 12 Nov 2017). Not wanting to shy away from the big hits, the theatre is also reviving the Broadway classic Guys & Dolls (Sat 2 Dec 2017 – Sat 27 Jan 2018). There are family yoga sessions with a performative element – such the forthcoming workshop this December based around the story of the Stick Man (Sun 7 Dec 2017, 11am, £7 per person) Check out the Royal Exchange’s website for the full listings.

September 2017 – February 2018, Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Ann’s Square, Manchester, M2 7DH. Tel: 0161 833 9833, Show times and prices vary,

Tue 5 Sep - Thu 25 Jan
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Fri 5 Jan 2018