Your Sexts are Sh*t: Older, Better Letters – Royal Exchange Studio

Every generation harbours the misguided belief that it alone has truly discovered sex and that hitherto it was a purely functional affair. Rachel Mars kicks this myth resoundingly into touch in her new show Your Sexts are Sh*t: Older Better Letters. Indeed, juxtaposing sexts with steamy love letters dating back to the 18th century, Mars … More Your Sexts are Sh*t: Older, Better Letters – Royal Exchange Studio

Barber Shop Chronicles – Royal Exchange (with Contact Theatre)

“The barber shop is a lighthouse, a beacon … where men come to be men.” Barber Shop Chronicles is a wonderfully warm, vibrant and funky piece of theatre. Colourful and witty, with an irresistibly foot-tapping musical score, it nevertheless manages to probe some really dark and thorny issues around masculinity, relationships, culture, language and politics. … More Barber Shop Chronicles – Royal Exchange (with Contact Theatre)

Wise Children – HOME

Director Emma Rice’s adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children is a deliciously extravagant and bawdy celebration of all things theatrical. The many and various strands of Carter’s epic tale – spanning a hundred years of tragic and hilariously messy family relationships – are all woven together by the characters’ love of the stage, from dance-hall … More Wise Children – HOME

Mother Courage and Her Children – Royal Exchange

“If the war ends, I’ll be fucked!” says Mother Courage in Anna Jordan’s new adaptation of Brecht’s 1939 Mother Courage and Her Children. And this pretty much sums up the tone and message of the play: a gritty, profanity-rich treatise on war as a brutal, de-humanising capitalist enterprise benefiting the elite at the expense of … More Mother Courage and Her Children – Royal Exchange

Slapstick – HOME

Slapstick is a joyous piece of daftness that should be on everybody’s Christmas ‘to see’ list. Five prodigiously talented Dutch musicians (Werelband) fill the stage with madcap sketches invoking a number of stage and screen traditions – but with just enough quirkiness to make it all feel entirely fresh. The pre-set establishes the mood. As people … More Slapstick – HOME