Category Archives: Theatre

Mostly MIFfy 2015 

The Manchester International Festival is an 18 day celebration of the best new artistic work from around the world. Here’s what Spank The Monkey saw there during two of those days.

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Bid the players make haste

Lissy Lovett went to Manchester to see Sarah Frankcom’s new production of Hamlet with Maxine Peake, and is really glad she did.

Hamlet on the right grips Ophelia's face.  Hamlet is an androgynous woman.  Ophelia is a young short haired woman.
Maxine Peake makes her point. [Katie West as Ophelia (left) and Maxine Peake as Hamlet in HAMLET (Royal Exchange Theatre until 25 October). Photo – Jonathan Keenan]

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