Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Theatre Picks ; FIND FULL LISTINGS AT: Manchestereveningnews.Co.UK

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JB SHORTS 11: Snap up those tickets fast: Manchester theatre institution JB Shorts enters its final weekend, proffering another impressive batch of short plays by top North-West playwrights including Justin Moorhouse, Peter Kerry and James Quinn, Lindsay Williams, Mark Illis, Dave Simpson and Sarah Bagshaw. Tonight 6.40pm/ Tomorrow 3pm & 6.40pm. Pounds 6-Pounds 7. Joshua Brooks, Princess Street (joshuabrooks.co.uk/0161 273 7336).

ROBIN COUSINS' ICE: Fresh from his judging duties on the final series of Dancing On Ice, Olympic champion Robin Cousins heads back to the ice rink, directing a troupe of 14 world class skaters in this magnificent, energetic follow-up to his 1980s show Electric Ice. Tue 7.30pm/ Wed/Thu 2pm & 7.30pm, ends April 20. Pounds 16- Pounds 31. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays (thelowry.com/0843 208 6000).

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: The Bard's timeless play of secret matchmaking and confusing love comes to the Royal Exchange under the guidance of Maria Aberg, making her directorial debut at the theatre following recent acclaimed productions of As You Like It and King John for the RSC. Tonight 7.30pm/ Tomorrow 3.30pm & 8pm/Mon 7.30pm/ Tue/Wed/Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm, ends May 3. Pounds 14.50-Pounds 36. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square (royalexchange.co.uk/0161 833 9833).

DUET FOR ONE & SEPARATION: A chance to see two of playwright Tom Kempinski's most famous works in repertoire - the very first time both plays have been performed together with the same cast. First up, his famous 1980 work Duet For One, a sensitive drama focussing on an MS-afflicted violinist and her mind-doctor; followed next week by Separation, Kempinski's unsparingly autobiographical work about a divorced, overweight agoraphobic playwright with writer's block. Duet For One: Today 2.30pm & 7.30pm/Tomorrow 7.30pm, ends May 10. Separation: Wed 7. …

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