Three Sisters – Review

“Have you ever read anything by Chekhov?”

It was the damning denouement given by the kind of theatregoers you’d expect to be in the audience watching a play by Chekhov at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. We’d just finished watching a tour de force from RashDash, who had co-produced along with the Royal Exchange a new version of Chekhov’s celebrated play, Three Sisters, and quite frankly it was one of the most memorable evening’s theatre that I’ve had the pleasure to watch in recent memory.

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The Jungle Book – Review

You’d be forgiven to having some trepidation in going to watch The Jungle Book at The Lowry this week. The Children’s Touring Partnership have adapted the Rudyard Kipling tale from his books for a family orientated musical. A bold move considering that there is a more famous Disney version that most people have come to love and cherish. Nonetheless, this Jungle Book version more than stands on its own two feet that appeals to all ages and has you tapping your feet to the show tunes.

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The Cherry Orchard – Review

There is nothing quite like a good old classic being put on by one of the major theatre houses in Manchester. The tried and tested themes that have captivated audiences of the past are often recycled for a newer generation to enjoy and appreciate once again. Anton Chekhov and his final play The Cherry Orchard has been given the Royal Exchange treatment and as you would expect it is far from a conventional staging.

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