Courtroom drama: What happens when a theatre has to host a criminal trial?

The curtain rose at Salford's 'Nightingale court' today - with just The Mill in attendance

What was supposed to be happening at The Lowry in Salford Quays this week was a sold-out production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, on tour from the National Theatre and hailed by The Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle.”

Instead, Judge Timothy Smith is sitting on the stage of The Quays Theatre, tapping …

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