Manchester Theatre News and Reviews

Initial casting announced for UK tour of Les Miserables
Boublil and Schönberg's musical is heading out around the country from November
HighTide to present five world premieres at Edinburgh Festival
The productions will then transfer to the Suffolk-based theatre company's festivals in Aldeburgh and Walthamstow
The Madness of George III starring Mark Gatiss to be broadcast in cinemas
Adam Penford directs the production in his first season as artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse
Poll: What is the nation's favourite Shakespeare play?
As the Bard's birthday approaches, we want to know your opinion on his greatest work
Pasek and Paul's A Christmas Story to receive UK premiere at Hope Mill Theatre
The Manchester venue will also present new British musical The Return of the Soldier
Review: Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok (Stratford Circus Arts Centre)
Yellow Earth Theatre, Black Theatre Live, and Manchester Royal Exchange
Review: Spring Awakening (Hope Mill Theatre)
Luke Sheppard directs the new revival of the Tony Award-winning musical
Review: A Streetcar Named Desire (NST City)
RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award winner Chelsea Walker directs this revival of Tennessee Williams' play
Review: Frankenstein (Royal Exchange Theatre)
April De Angelis adapts Mary Shelley's classic in Manchester
Review: Circle Mirror Transformation (HOME, Manchester)
Annie Baker's 2009 play is revived by Bijan Sheibani in Manchester