Dame Judi Dench was amongst the guests to celebrate the cultural project now under construction in Prescot on Merseyside.Read the full story ›
Doctor Dolittle has returned to the stage in Salford in Leslie Bricusse’s family musical.Read the full story ›
Hundreds of hopefuls have queued up round the block for open auditions for Cilla the Musical at the Empire theatre in Liverpool.
The auditions are being held by producers from Bill Kenwright Ltd and Executive Producer of the new musical, Cilla's son, Robert Willis.
- Victoria Grimes was there:
- Read more: The search is on to find a Cilla
Cherylee Houston is urging people to run the Manchester 10k. It's the first time electric wheelchair users will be allowed to take part.Read the full story ›
The first ever UK touring production of the award-winning production opened in Manchester on Thursday. We met some of the cast.Read the full story ›
A new production of the Tony-nominated play Breaking the Code is shining a light on the life of Alan Turing, the genius mathematician who developed some of the world's first computers when he worked at the University of Manchester.
In this revival of Hugh Whitemore's play, Turing is played by the BAFTA award winning actor Daniel Rigby.
The Manchester born actor leads a cast of eight in the Royal Exchange theatre's new production.
- Granada Reports correspondent Elaine Willcox went to meet him.
- Featuring footage from 'The Imitation Game', courtesy of Studio Canal
A play has been produced to teach children about honour-based abuse.
Two Manchester schools have worked alongside Greater Manchester Police and Contact, a young people's performance venue to help children understand the issue.
Creative experts worked with pupils from Levenshulme High School and Manchester Grammar School to create the play, Not in My Honour.
The play explores forced marriage, child marriage and other honour-based abuse from all cultures, nationalities, faith groups and communities.
Honour-based abuse can be used to control behaviour within families to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs. It often leads to violence.
It is hoped the play will be studied in schools across the country.
The play's script and other materials will be made available on the Home Office website for anyone who wishes to download it.
An 18-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he fell from the balcony at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool, during a performance.Read the full story ›
It's an iconic Liverpool play that hasn't been performed in the city for 13 years.
But Educating Rita is set for a revival to mark its 35th anniversary.
Our entertainment correspondent Caroline Whitmore has been to Liverpool's Playhouse Theatre to speak to playwright Willy Russell and the cast: