This is a group for anyone who loves going to the theatre, talking about theatre, and possibly even taking part in theatre in some shape or form. We are blessed with a great selection of stage venues in and around the city, from grand old buildings (Palace Theatre, Opera House) through medium-sized high-brow establishments (Royal Exchange, HOME, The Lowry – yes I know it’s Salford!) to smaller, more intimate venues (Hope Mill, Three Minute Theatre, Contact). Throw in a smattering of professional operations around the county (Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum, Stockport Plaza) and a variety of amateur outfits and there are plenty of options to choose from. And there's also the July festivals - the biennial Manchester International Festival, FLARE Festival and the Greater Manchester Fringe. However, the days of The Library Theatre’s Solo Nights are in the dim and distant past, so if you’re an avid consumer of live productions, have a partner and friends who don't share your enthusiasm, and going on your own doesn’t really appeal, that’s where we come in. The plan is to sample as many performance genres and acting spaces as we can, possibly to have a meal beforehand, but more importantly a lively discussion in the bar afterwards!
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