Monthly Archives: June 2016


Declaration is a theatre show from Art with Heart looking at ADHD.  Performed by Sarah Emmott and created with Rachel Moorhouse, it’s been supported through the Lowry’s ‘Developed with’ programme.  The Lowry’s commitment to developing new talent is impressive, and this is just one of the many shows I’ve seen that has benefited (for example Bucket List).  Tonight, unusually,… Continue Reading →

Warp Festival

‘Whitworth Young Contemporaries present a warped weekend (25/26 June 16) of art, music and the unexpected beneath the trees.  Programmed by 15-25 year olds from across Greater Manchester, the festival celebrates the installation of a major new sculpture by Turner Prize nominated artist, Anya Gallaccio.  WYC, the Whitworth’s youth arts collective, have masterminded this free… Continue Reading →

Multi Story/Multistorey

Monkeywood Theatre brought Multi Storey to Bolton, or more specifically the Octagon car park, as part of the excellent Reveal Season.  I like the work that Monkeywood produce, and I particularly like the writing of Andrew Sheridan and Sarah McDonald Hughes.  ‘Our work tells exciting and untold stories that are rooted in Manchester and the North West… Continue Reading →

On Corporation Street

On Corporation Street from ANU and HOME, Manchester, is an immersive performance looking back to the 1996 Manchester bomb.  Set up as promenade, the action moves from the main theatre through the workings of the building and into several scenes set up within theatre 2.  Quite a challenge to set a play based on events… Continue Reading →

Get Yourself Together

I finally caught up with Josh Coates’ Get Yourself Together as part of Bolton Octagon’s Reveal festival (until 25 June).  And I’m really glad that I did. This is a nicely structured piece, starting with Josh’s personal story (he is hit by a car and diagnosed with depression on Christmas Eve) and opening out to look… Continue Reading →