Tuesday 4th October to Saturday 8th October
Equus at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
There’s a buzz building around the Oldham Coliseum Theatre at the moment, with several of its most recent plays earning a fair bit of critical acclaim. Equus tells the story of a seventeen-year-old boy who blinds six horses in a small town near London, and the psychiatrist who attempts to discover why. A powerful and emotive piece that is well worth venturing out of the city for.
The Golden Dragon at the Royal Exchange Theatre
Huge in Germany and now making waves on our shores, the Golden Dragon tells the story of life in a typical Asian restaurant. Hilarious and thoughtful in equal measures, the simple premise soon gives way to deeper questions concerning gender, age, and species.
Wednesday 5th October
Dead Canaries at the Gaslamp
A brand new night featuring live music and DJs at one of Manchester’s most talked about venues? Sounds good to us, and even more so when you take into account that the captivating Paddy Steer and the fantastic Bell Peppers will be helping launch it.
Thursday 6th October and Friday 7th October
Crystal Kisses at the Contact Theatre
Challenging and brave, Crystal Kisses tackles the issues surrounding child sexual exploitation in a play that is intended to entertain whilst raising awareness. Developed in conjunction with several charitable organisations and government institutions, Crystal Kisses is the type of creative endeavour that can help give a voice to the voiceless, and deserves your support.
Friday 7th October
Art Brut at the Ruby Lounge
However you feel about Art Brut on record, it’s worth noting that the full effect can only be experienced live. All sound and fury, their tales of first loves and losers and various bugbears truly come to life. They’re playing as part of Lost & Found’s fourth birthday party, so get down early and enjoy the celebrations.
Saturday 8th October
The Halle Classical Extravaganza at the Bridgewater Hall
As the new season at the Bridgewater Hall gets into full swing, what better way to celebrate than by checking in on The Halle? Playing choice cuts from Verdi, Beethoven, and Stravinsky (among others), this peerless orchestra is always great value for money. The perfect way to class up a Saturday evening.
Sunday 9th October
Ghostpoet at the Deaf Institute
An original new voice for our post-whatever generation, Ghostpoet combines the requisite mad skills with genuinely interesting, affecting tales of modern life. After some choice support slots and a Mercury nomination, he’s currently embarking upon his first headline tour, complete with a full band. At this point, you may have to put a bit of work in to find a ticket, but you’ll be oh so glad you did.