About Us

Number 9 is a blog of reviews, previews, news and views of all things theatre and music within Greater Manchester.


The site was set up by professional actor, director, writer and musician Matthew Dougall in response to a growing demand for reviews within the Greater Manchester area.


Our aim is to be ALL INCLUSIVE. Nothing is either too big or too small for us as we are more than happy to cover school productions, Children's shows, Amateur Theatre / Music, student productions, Fringe Theatre, and everything else right up to Number 1 tours and large scale performance venues. We aim also to be completely balanced in our approach. We genuinely believe the only difference between a professional and an amateur is that certain thing called payment, and we respect all art forms equally.


The views and comments on this site are those of the named blogger / reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views of others connected to this site.