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Library Theatre Company Producing theatre company going strong since 1952! Now merged with Cornerhouse to form HOME.

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So this page will be bowing out at the end of the month. But fear not for all the updates on our new organisati...
23/07/2014

So this page will be bowing out at the end of the month. But fear not for all the updates on our new organisation and site-specific theatre season check out & like our HOME page. Lots to look forward to. Next up it's Romeo & Juliet at the beautiful Victoria Baths... https://www.facebook.com/HOMEmcr

Our first HOMEmcr site-specific production Angel Meadow opens next Tuesday. Have you snapped up a ticket yet? Check out ...
06/06/2014

Our first HOMEmcr site-specific production Angel Meadow opens next Tuesday. Have you snapped up a ticket yet? Check out our HOME page for all the latest from the show... https://www.facebook.com/HOMEmcr

Have you seen the announcement of HOME's exciting site-specific season of work for 2014? There's a great range of produc...
10/04/2014
We launch our site-specific theatre season for 14/15 - Home Manchester

Have you seen the announcement of HOME's exciting site-specific season of work for 2014? There's a great range of productions, as fascinating as they're challenging, at venues throughout the city. It's all here...

We launch our site-specific theatre season for 14/15Published 9 Apr 2014Our first season of theatre has been announced this afternoon. Paving the way for the kind of theatre which will be seen when HOME opens in spring 2015, the productions are being overseen by Walter Meierjohann, the Artistic Dire...

Love site specific theatre? Yeah you do! We've got an exciting HOME announcement to make next week. Sign up to one of ou...
03/04/2014

Love site specific theatre? Yeah you do! We've got an exciting HOME announcement to make next week. Sign up to one of our newsletters to keep up to date with everything... http://bit.ly/1i3R56s

We've been working with Year 9 students from Manchester Enterprise Academy to create a short play that will tour local p...
02/04/2014
Page To Stage Project | Cornerhouse

We've been working with Year 9 students from Manchester Enterprise Academy to create a short play that will tour local primary schools, read the full story!

A group of Year 9 students from Manchester Enterprise Academy in Wythenshawe have been working with theatre professionals to create a short play dispelling the scary myths that happen to Year 7s on their first day at High School.

Have a listen as former LTC Artistic Director Chris Honer and Artistic Director for HOME Walter Meierjohann talk about a...
24/03/2014
The future of theatre

Have a listen as former LTC Artistic Director Chris Honer and Artistic Director for HOME Walter Meierjohann talk about all things theatre, what they've enjoyed recently and where they think the future of theatre lies...

Our former Artistic Director Chris Honer and current Artist Director Walter Meierjohann talk about what's current in theatre at the moment, what they've enjoyed recently and how they expect theatre to develop in the future...

We marked the end of the Library Theatre Company with a party at Manchester Town Hall earlier this month. So we caught u...
21/03/2014
We say a fond farewell

We marked the end of the Library Theatre Company with a party at Manchester Town Hall earlier this month. So we caught up with some of the guests to collect some memories and find out what our company has meant to them over the years…

At a special party marking the end of our company we raised a toast & chatted to some of our guests to find out what the Library Theatre Company has meant to them over the years...

We've put a lovely story together on the history of the company, and the much-loved Central Library, our home for 58 yea...
20/03/2014

We've put a lovely story together on the history of the company, and the much-loved Central Library, our home for 58 years. It all starts with George V opening Central Library way back in 1934, on what looks, judging the long canopy at the front of the photo, like it was a rainy day! http://bit.ly/1nGb2so

Chris Honer was our Artistic Director for 27 years, overseeing some huge changes in the organisation but one thing alway...
19/03/2014
Chris in the hot seat

Chris Honer was our Artistic Director for 27 years, overseeing some huge changes in the organisation but one thing always remained consistent, his dedication and belief in the work that we do. We caught up with him to reminisce...

Chris Honer was our Artistic Director for over 25 years overseeing some huge changes in the organisation but one thing always remained consistent, his dedication and belief in the work that we do. We caught up with him in his last week in the job to find out about some of his experiences over the ye...

Here's a brief selection of photos from our productions at The Lowry from Autumn 2010 - Spring 2014. See them all at htt...
13/03/2014

Here's a brief selection of photos from our productions at The Lowry from Autumn 2010 - Spring 2014. See them all at http://bit.ly/1evWUsi - let us know which was your favourite production!

11/03/2014

We're going to be using different past production photos as our cover photo for the next few weeks. Let us know if there are any you'd like to see and we'll dig them out!

Chris Honer's last day in the office was on Friday and we're dragging him back in already! It's your chance to ask him a...
10/03/2014

Chris Honer's last day in the office was on Friday and we're dragging him back in already! It's your chance to ask him a question you've always wanted to know, it might be about the Library Theatre Company, a specific production or just about theatre in general! Post a question below or tweet us using .

Fancy checking out some Chekhov? You've got less than a week to catch The Seagull. Our digital reporter Chris Ogden revi...
04/03/2014

Fancy checking out some Chekhov? You've got less than a week to catch The Seagull. Our digital reporter Chris Ogden reviews it for you and gives it a big thumbs up... http://bit.ly/1dX0hIo

So The Seagull is our last ever production as the Library Theatre. Have you snapped up your ticket yet? Let our trailer ...
27/02/2014
The Seagull trailer

So The Seagull is our last ever production as the Library Theatre. Have you snapped up your ticket yet? Let our trailer whet your appetite... http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

Anya Reiss, one of the most exciting new voices in British theatre, brings The Seagull right up to date while keeping the timeless quality of the great origi...

So The Seagull opened at the weekend and it's been getting lots of great feedback already. Here's what some of you have ...
26/02/2014
The Seagull: Your Thoughts

So The Seagull opened at the weekend and it's been getting lots of great feedback already. Here's what some of you have thought of the show so far... Have you got a ticket yet? http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

Our last ever production The Seagull opened at the weekend and it's been getting lots of great comments already. Here's what some of you have thought of the show so far... Audio captured by Digital Reporter Chris Ogden.

Jon Nicholls is the man behind the beautiful music in The Seagull. He talks about his work on the show and gives us a li...
26/02/2014
Birdsong at Manchester Library Theatre

Jon Nicholls is the man behind the beautiful music in The Seagull. He talks about his work on the show and gives us a little sampler of his compositions...

Our composer and sound designer for The Seagull, Jon Nicholls, tells us about writing not only some brilliant original music for the show but creating a whole world of sound...

Production images for our last show as the Library Theatre Company, our last show at The Lowry and Chris Honer's last sh...
24/02/2014

Production images for our last show as the Library Theatre Company, our last show at The Lowry and Chris Honer's last show as Artistic Director, Anya Reiss's stunning new version of The Seagull http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

The Lancashire Evening Post have previewed The Seagull, and given their piece a great headline - Checkout Chekhov by Chr...
21/02/2014
Checkout Chekhov by Chris

The Lancashire Evening Post have previewed The Seagull, and given their piece a great headline - Checkout Chekhov by Chris!

The Seagull, one of Anton Chekhov’s masterpieces, will be the final production under The Library Theatre Company banner in Manchester before it becomes Home, the new organisation created by its merger with Cornerhouse. All the info on the production is at http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

Chris Honer reflects on rehearsals for The Seagull from Stanislavski inspired character notes to Anya Reiss's visit to M...
20/02/2014
Reflections on rehearsals at Manchester Library Theatre

Chris Honer reflects on rehearsals for The Seagull from Stanislavski inspired character notes to Anya Reiss's visit to Manchester and finally a glass of Prosecco!

Director Chris Honer takes time to reflect on some of the highlights of a very enjoyable run up to opening night for The Seagull...

We're delighted to be presenting Anya Reiss's new and compelling version of The Seagull but the story of how the play ca...
19/02/2014
Stanislavski and The Seagull at Manchester Library Theatre

We're delighted to be presenting Anya Reiss's new and compelling version of The Seagull but the story of how the play came into being is a fascinating one...

The story behind the evolution of The Seagull is a fascinating one and brings us right up to the present day. We take a trip back in time...

Graeme Hawley talks to us about taking on the role of Trigorin in The Seagull, the joys of working with an ensemble cast...
18/02/2014
The Seagull: In conversation with Graeme Hawley

Graeme Hawley talks to us about taking on the role of Trigorin in The Seagull, the joys of working with an ensemble cast and why Chris Honer has some serious dirt on him...http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

Graeme Hawley is taking on one of Chekhov's most important roles - Trigorin in The Seagull. We caught up with him in between rehearsals.

Susie Trayling takes us behind the scenes in rehearsals for The Seagull...
13/02/2014
Come and eavesdrop at Manchester Library Theatre

Susie Trayling takes us behind the scenes in rehearsals for The Seagull...

Susie Trayling takes us behind the scenes of The Seagull where actors are bakers, notes are not what they seem and you are encouraged to eavesdrop...

Find out what happened when Anya Reiss came to visit us in rehearsals for The Seagull in this special video with Anya an...
06/02/2014
The Seagull: Behind the scenes

Find out what happened when Anya Reiss came to visit us in rehearsals for The Seagull in this special video with Anya and director Chris Honer http://bit.ly/1dJ4Af0

Writer Anya Reiss was with us last week to give some valuable insight into The Seagull. We popped into rehearsals to catch up with her and director Chris Honer.

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