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The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2nd March 2019

Join your fellow Mensans for a brand new performance of one of the twentieth century’s greatest plays.

‘Mother Courage and her Children’, by Bertolt Brecht, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 14:30, Saturday 2nd March 2019.

Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (‘Broadchurch’, ‘Coronation Street’) in the iconic lead role, ‘Mother Courage and her Children’ is the arguable masterpiece of one of the finest poets and dramatists of the modern age – and the greatest anti-war play of all time.


Tickets are just £15 each, so this is a wonderful opportunity to experience a classic production.

Unsurprisingly, they are expected to sell out, so be sure to get in fast. For now, we’ve secured a single block of seats for Mensan use, but others can be added based on interest and availability.

To reserve yours, please head to the Mensa website.

We’ll meet at 14:00, in front of the St. Ann’s Square entrance to the Royal Exchange Theatre.


After the play, we’ll be retiring for a meal, to discuss and digest what we’ve seen, and anything else that comes to mind. We’ll book tables at the nearby Annies Restaurant and Tea Shop, so please indicate when buying your ticket whether you’d like to join us.
Of course, anyone wanting to just come along to the meal is most welcome – just email me at james@mensanorthwest.com to say you’re coming, and I’ll let you know what time we have a reservation for.

Getting there:

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The Royal Exchange has two entrances, we'll be meeting in front of the St. Ann’s Square one.

It is based in the centre of Manchester City Centre, surrounded by all the major train stations, bus stations and tram stops, so the easiest/quickest way to get to the Royal Exchange is to use public transport.

If you are driving, the theatre is partnered with Q-Park Deansgate (M3 7WJ) to offer you 10 hours parking for just £6. Your parking ticket can be validated at the Theatre Box Office to receive the discount.

The post code for the theatre itself is M2 7DH.

James H. Oldfield

James H. Oldfield

James is a husband and a father. When time permits, he's some other things too. Junior Members and Families Officer, for Mensa North West. Also occasional poet, writer and all-round mangler of words.

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