The Theatre Show

The Theatre Show, 15 December 2011

Kevin Shaw, the artistic director of Oldham's Coliseum Theatre and the director and co-writer of the very successful pantomime currently running at the theatre, tells us about the Coliseum's spring and summer season which will take place on tour and in various local indoor and outdoor venues while the theatre building is closed for refurbishment.

We bring you reviews of two major productions running in the Manchester area over Christmas: You Can't Take It With You by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Scrooge by Leslie Bricusse, based on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, at The Lowry in Salford, once again starring Tommy Steele in the title role.

In a week where the number of shows opening is very small, we give a run-down of the shows running up to and over the Christmas period that you can still see.