Posts Tagged ‘Martin Harris’

Sometimes when you let go of language you are left with an emotion that you understand

Recently I posted an article entitled ‘Watching theatre in a language that is not your own‘ after watching a play in Germany. I used the phrase ‘Sometimes when you let go of the language you are left with an emotion that you understand.’ A month ago I saw Andy Smith’s Summit at the Martin Harris Centre… Continue Reading →

FLARE17: Future FLARES #1

Future FLARES is the strand of FLARE17 that showcases both student work and work in progress from established artists.  The two performances today at the Martin Harris Centre are both UK student pieces. A work of ART: Dead Pig (MMU) Two men and two women stand naked on stage covered only in white clay. Each… Continue Reading →

FLARE 4 to 8 July

‘FLARE is a unique festival,’ says Artistic Director Neil Mackenzie as he launches the 2017 programme running from 4-8 July. ‘We want to truly engage, challenge and reward an audience… theatre is broader and wider than it is sometimes given credit’.  Certainly the line up of fifteen main performances and five student ‘Future Flares’ is fascinating…. Continue Reading →

Why 24:7 is important

24:7 has been at the heart of Manchester’s new writing theatre for the past ten years.  Over that time I’ve seen performances in New Century House, Printworks and the Midland Hotel.  I’ve seen ‘best of’ shows at the Octagon, and as part of Re:play.  With 24:7 you know what you’re going to get. This year… Continue Reading →

Flare (1) – Martin Harris Centre

Flare Festival arrives in Manchester for the week.  ‘Flare is about bringing to the city some of the best and most distinctive cutting edge theatre by new artists from across this country, the rest of Europe and beyond’ (Artistic Director, Neil Mackenzie).  The programme is ‘curated’, which suggests both a selection process and ‘acknowledges the theatrical performance… Continue Reading →