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Britannia Waves the Rules – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Gareth Farr Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: May Mellstrom In the programme notes for his debut play, Britannia Waves the Rules, playwright Gareth Farr recalls an early meeting in which he was told to ‘put this play in a drawer and forget about it’. Thankfully others disagreed; with Farr awarded the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2011 and The Royal ...

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The Last Days of Troy – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Simon Armitage Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The Royal Exchange has high hopes for The Last Days of Troy. Simon Armitage’s re-telling of the Trojan War legend transfers to The Globe in London after its Manchester run. The production features a large cast supplemented by local volunteers who swell battle scenes and achieve rapid changes. Armitage, and director ...

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NEWS: Lily Cole to play Helen of Troy at Royal Exchange Theatre

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre has announced that Lily Cole is to star in the world premiere of THE LAST DAYS OF TROY – a visceral reworking of Homer’s THE ILIAD. She will play Helen Of Troy in this new play by nationally acclaimed poet and author Simon Armitage. The production runs from Thursday 8 May to Saturday 7 June. Film ...

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NEWS: Surrane Jones opens Royal Exchange’s Spring/Summer 2014 Season

Award winning TV and stage actress Surrane Jones is set to star in Virginia Woolf’s gender swapping production Orlando at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from 20th February – she was last seen at the Exchange in Noel Coward’s Blythe Spirit in 2009. Following on from Orlando is a new production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing which will be helmed ...

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