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Factory Futures puts young people to creative work

MIF launches skills and training chances for thousands of unemployed young people

Lowry takes on a new legal role

Quays theatre to function as a temporary "Nightingale" courtroom

Live performance to resume at The Dukes

Short-run works return with a revival

Hope springs eternal as Rent gets live Manchester run

Postponed July production gets the full anti-coronavirus treatment

Opera North and Playhouse live in Leeds

Opera North Switches On, while Leeds Playhouse channels Alan Bennett

Prime Minister says mass testing a long way off

Mass tests will need to be as simple as pregnancy testing, says Johnson

Christmas to come early at Storyhouse

A Christmas Carol opens in early November – to 200 people at each performance

Not one but two Christmas shows will go on in Salford

Lowry moves smaller shows up to big auditorium to give more space

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