Monthly Archives: May 2016

Whispers of Heaton

Whispers of Heaton saw Heaton Hall open up for a promenade performance remembering the First World War.   Dovetailing two short plays with dance and live music, this production from Feelgood Productions offers a rare opportunity to see inside this Hall, a place that played such an important role in the wars.  It can be tricky to combine spoken… Continue Reading →

Peeping Tom – 32 Rue Vandenbranden

The latest production at HOME, 32 Rue Vandenbranden, is a piece of physical theatre produced by Peeping Tom from Belgium.  The set is covered in snow, one cabin down the left side (no. 22) and two down the right.  Behind, a dark winter sky rises the full height of the stage. Whilst physical theatre can… Continue Reading →

The Switchover

The Switchover (21-22 May) is brought to Chorlton Arts Festival (20-29 May) by the Larks, who ‘combine the spectacle of theatre with the agency of play. Our work sees unexpected blends of gaming, interactivity and the theatrical.’  This event covers eight Metrolink stations around Chorlton/St Werburgh’s Road.  Charlie has given her boss the wrong envelope, and our… Continue Reading →

Midnight Soup

Leo Burtin came to Waterside Arts Centre in Sale with Midnight Soup, an intimate performance for twelve centred around the preparation and sharing of a soup – Midnight Soup – that has traditionally brought people together.  The table is set, place names are in position, and Leo opens his grandmother’s diary from 2006.  What unfolds over the… Continue Reading →

Ria Hartley – Untouchable

Ria Hartley returns with Untouchable, part of Contact’s Flying Solo Festival, performed in a comfortable room in the Pankhurst Centre.  For ninety minutes she takes us through her experience of domestic violence, and how it has shaped her life and those of her mother and brothers, whom she names ‘Puppy’ and ‘Taz’.  Weaving graphic description with… Continue Reading →