Posts Under ‘Smaller Theatres’ Category

Instructions for a Border Crossing

Daniel Bye’s Instructions for Border Crossing is a fascinating and in some ways remarkable piece of theatre.  At HOME as part of the Orbit Festival, this is a play about borders. Why does oppression increase the closer we approach a border? Daniel sits at a desk opposite an empty chair to which he periodically invites… Continue Reading →

Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight

I suppose how you react to Chris Brett Bailey’s new show Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight, at Contact Manchester, depends on your expectations as you enter the theatre.  If you loved This is How We Die (which I think most people did, review here), you’ll be expecting a text based performance with a degree of very… Continue Reading →

Palmyra

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas return to the HOME studio (after last night’s intriguing Eurohouse) with Palmyra, using as a starting point a concert entitled ‘With a Prayer from Palmyra: Music Revives the Ancient Walls’, which was staged in the ruins of the ancient city, on the same site as executions had taken place.  It’s… Continue Reading →

Eurohouse

HOME’s annual Orbit Festival continues with Fellswoop Theatre’s Eurohouse, a ‘darkly comic look at the EU’s founding ideals and what got lost along the way.’  In fact this is very much a two man physical theatre play based on the Greek debt crisis and the imbalance between the rich Northern states and the now struggling Southern… Continue Reading →

October Theatre

October in Manchester is busy for theatre and performance, so busy that you couldn’t possibly see all the good things that are lined up.  But here’s a few that look well worth checking out. At HOME, Orbit Festival runs until 15 October and includes a range of brilliant shows, some of which I’ve seen before… Continue Reading →