News Published 3 June 2011

Royal Exchange Announces Autumn Season

Including a new collaboration with Told by an Idiot.

Rosanna Hall

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre have today announced details of their new autumn season, including an exciting Christmas collaboration with Told by an Idiot.

The 2011/2012 season opens in September with a production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, staged by the creative team behind last year’s Doctor Faustus and reuniting director Toby Frow with designer Ben Stones. This will be followed by  a new production of the 1930’s Germany-set Good by C.P Taylor, which will be directed by Polly Findlay (whose recent work includes Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales), marking her directorial debut at the Royal Exchange.

Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom is then set to stage a revival of Johnathon Harvey’s touching play, Beautiful Thing, before a seasonal production of George S Kaufman and Moss Hart’s screwball comedy, You Can’t Take it With You, by the physical theatre company Told By an Idiot, and directed by Paul Hunter. The season draws to a close with comedian and actor Justin Moorehouse  returning to the Royal Exchange Theatre to star in a revival of Two by Jim Cartwright.

The Royal Exchange’s current production is a revival of Arthur Miller’s powerful play A View From the Bridge, while the Studio will next play host to the touring production of Jack Thorne’s Bunny.

Public booking for the new season begins on Monday 13th June. For tickets and further details visit the Royal Exchange website.


Rosanna Hall is a contributor to Exeunt Magazine



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