Posts Tagged ‘53two’

JB Shorts 18

JB Shorts return to their new home at 53two for JB Shorts 18.  It’s a great space for this event. Certainly JB Shorts know what they are doing.  Under the billing of An Evening of Six Fifteen Minute Plays by Top TV Writers, the presentation has a particular style, perhaps more accessible than the usual theatre… Continue Reading →

Contractions / North of Providence

Play With Fire, who have previously presented powerful writing in Orphans and Sans Merci, present a double bill as part of the 2017 GM Fringe at 53two. Contractions by Mike Bartlett, directed by Sam Redway, looks at how far employers and employees will go in pursuit of the company’s needs.  It’s a play that is… Continue Reading →

The Loves of Others

Alex Keelan’s play for the 2017 GM Fringe is The Loves of Others at 53two.  I was impressed with her last production, Angel of the House, and this is equally well written but very different.  Versatility in a writer is a rare thing. The play focuses on two dinner parties maybe a year apart, in… Continue Reading →

Significant Other

From 18-22 April 2017, the Pensive Federation, a London based theatre company, brought their Significant Other festival to 53two in Manchester.  Ten writers each create a ten minute play, each with a director and two actors – all in ten days. ‘The festival will provide each participant with an opportunity to challenge themselves and creates immediate, current and exciting theatre.’ Last… Continue Reading →


Just opposite the Briton’s Protection, on the site of the old Bauer Millett car dealership, the new 53two theatre and arts space has been formed in the arches.  You can just about hear the low rumble of trams above, but the theatre space has great character and quite remarkable acoustics.  Still in the process of being… Continue Reading →