The Theatre Show

The Theatre Show, 5 July 2012

This week's Theatre Show is a bit of a festival special, with the news, features and "what's on" sections all dominated by festivals from Preston to Buxton via Manchester.

From Manchester's 24:7 Theatre Festival, we speak to actor David Fleeshman, who has just become a patron of the Festival, and seven out of the ten writers whose plays have been selected for this year's event: Ian Townsend, Michael Crowley, David Windass, Lisa Whiteside, Jo Kirtley Pritchard, James Leach and Eric Northey.

We also have a look at the autumn season at The Lowry in Salford, and a few major productions already announced there for 2013.