‘Eskdale’ is a warm tribute to place, but ‘Manchester’ leaves me a little cold – Review of The Mysteries at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Debates about fracking have proliferated in the media this week and the huge differences in perspective of those in affected communities have come to the fore. Similar concerns about the changing nature of rural life makes The Mysteries seem particularly timely. A cycle of plays about six different places (Eskdale, Staindrop, Whitby, Boston, Stoke-on Trent…