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Hamlet – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: John Roberts When it was announced earlier in the year that Maxine Peake was to join the team at The Royal Exchange Theatre as an associate artist and that her first performance would be playing the titular rôle in one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies the word of mouth was nothing short of exciting. ...

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NEWS: Royal Exchange add more performances for Peake’s Hamlet

Becoming the fastest selling show in over 10 years. The Royal Exchange’s forthcoming production of Hamlet starring Maxine Peake in the titular rôle has already sold 24,000 tickets. Sarah Frankom’s bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Tragedy has announced extra performances due to the huge demand for tickets and will see the production open on the 11th September and now run until ...

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Orlando – The Royal Exchange, Manchester

Writer: Virginia Woolf Adapter: Sarah Ruhl Score: Isobel Waller- Bridge Director: Max Webster Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After great success with a version of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ director Max Webster returns to The Royal Exchange with another literary adaptation. ‘Orlando’, written by Virginia Woolf, is a novel in which fantastical events occur without any attempt at rationalisation. Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation, ...

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