Current Exhibition: Jack & Maureen, A Creative Partnership


This light-hearted exhibition shows objects and papers relating to the partnership and careers of Manchester-born dramatist Jack Rosenthal and award-winning actress Maureen Lipman. Jack Rosenthal was born in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, where he attended Manchester Jews’ School. He went on to write 129 episodes of Coronation Street and a series of critically acclaimed plays including The Evacuees, The Bar Mitzvah Boy and Spend, Spend, Spend. Jack met Maureen Lipman while working at Granada TV in Manchester and they married in 1974.

Born in Hull, Maureen Lipman has become one of the UK’s most well-loved actresses. Highlights include playing Joyce Grenfell on stage in Re:Joyce, portraying Beatrice Bellman, a Jewish grandmother in a series of TV adverts for British Telecom and playing alongside Hugh Jackman in Oklahoma! at the National Theatre.

Visitors can explore programmes, posters, scripts, photographs and flyers relating to their careers in radio, film, TV and theatre. Exhibition runs until Sunday 9 June.

Jack Rosenthal's classic comedy play, Bar Mitzvah Boy, will be performed at MJM in the first week of June. More details here.