Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

THEATRENOTES ; CITYLIFE /Theatre

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

THEATRENOTES ; CITYLIFE /Theatre

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Open air theatre / Plays in the Park You know that summer has truly arrived when the works of Shakespeare are being performed in the region's more luscious outdoor spaces - and they don't come more luscious than Chorlton Park. Marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, this one-day event offers the choice of two classics: Shakespeare's patriotic war play Henry V, and his magical fairy love story A Midsummer Night's Dream.- Chorlton Park / Saturday, June 18: A Midsummer Night's Dream (11am & 7.30pm) and Henry V (3pm) / Pounds 12, book online at - playsinthepark.co.uk Dance / Ballet Black Three performances from Ballet Black, a company for international dancers of black and Asian descent. Alongside newly devised pieces from Christopher Marney and Arthur Pita, the evening's centrepiece is Christopher Hampton's Storyville, which tells the story of Nora, a farm girl who comes off the rails in 1920s New Orleans. …

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