Browsing All posts tagged under »Salford«

Stroker’s Picks: May 2014

May 15, 2014


Spring has most definitely sprung in Manchester with a veritable selection of events to tickle your cultural tastebuds in the coming days! Manchester After Hours & NQ After Dark Various venues citywide, Thursday 15 May  Culture vultures will be excited by Manchester’s finest cultural and bohemian hotspots open their doors late for one night only. […]

Stroker’s Picks: The C Project

May 9, 2014


Manchester’s Christie Hospital has established itself as one of the biggest and best causes to raise money for. The largest cancer centre in Europe, it treats in excess of 40,000 patients each year. Many fundraisers are gearing up for next weekend’s Great Manchester Run to raise money in support of the Christie, but over in […]

Spring and Port Wine – LIVE!

February 14, 2014


Bill Naughton’s period drama Spring and Port Wine is brought kicking and screaming into the 21st century thanks to a new adaptation as part of The Kings Arms’ ‘Mashed Up North’ festival. This story about a dominating father trying to control his increasingly wayward children whilst rebellion hangs is in the air may feel quaint […]

Love on the Dole – LIVE!

January 28, 2014


Regular readers of this blog may remember that the last time I encountered Walter Greenwood’s Love on the Dole I was less than enamored with it. I found Greenwood’s tale of the poverty stricken Hanky Park slums near Salford to be a bit wearing and in some cases downright irritating. It’s been a while since my original delve […]

Stroker’s Picks: Manchester International Festival Special

July 5, 2013


Can you believe its been two years since the last Manchester International Festival? Well it’s back for another sell-out month of events across dance, music, drama and art across from of Manchester’s best-known and recently rediscovered venues. Some events, such as the adaptation of Macbeth starring Kenneth Branagh have hit the headlines – and have sold out […]

Stroker’s Picks: The Greater Manchester Fringe – Week 1

July 1, 2013


It’s here – 31 days of music, drama, comedy and much more! The 2nd Greater Manchester Fringe launches today across 13 venues. You’d be well advised to take a trip over to the GM Fringe website to see the full programme of events as more have been added including Rod Tame, Louise Jameson and a […]

Service With A Smile: On the Road – LIVE!

June 10, 2013


‘Service With a Smile: On the Road’ is a collection of comedy shorts created using sketches from new writing talent from across the country and scenes devised by the actors themselves. Performed in ‘The Workers’ own unique style combining physicality and multimedia, this is one show not to be missed. On entering Chapel Street Studio, you’d be forgiven […]

Spoonface Steinberg – LIVE!

May 18, 2013


Spoonface Steinberg is an extraordinary little girl. Not only is she dealing with terminal cancer, but she’s also autistic, or as she puts it “backward”. And she’s only 8. Originally broadcast to great critical acclaim as a radio play written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott, War Horse), award-winning Freerange Theatre Company are taking it on tour […]

Mugabeland – LIVE!

May 17, 2013


Following on from their hit trilogy of soldiers’ stories, Come As You Arts Northwest returns with the next play in their series about ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. The musicians of Denifari welcome you to the stage of the Lowry Studio with their infectious enthusiasm and uplifting sound. The beat of drums backed with the […]

Norris & Parker/Sketchy Theatre – LIVE!

May 7, 2013


Manchester’s comedy scene is rich with talent stretching from the Northern Quarter’s Frog and Bucket to Oxford Road’s XS Malarkey. But some of the most experimental acts are to be found in theatres above pubs and for the Bank Holiday, The Kings Arms presents a comedy showcase from two up and coming acts: Norris & […]