Posts Tagged ‘Meierjohann’

Uncle Vanya

There is a scene in HOME’s Uncle Vanya where Yelena, the young wife of an aged professor, holds Uncle Vanya’s hand in a very intimate way, suggesting emotional closeness.  He tells her that he loves her, but she pulls her hand away, offended.  Uncle Vanya does not know how to break the barriers in his mind… 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 →


Inkheart is the first Christmas show put on at Manchester’s HOME, based on a book of the same name by Cornelia Funke.  Whilst this is not specifically a Christmas show, it is definitely a children’s show – merging pantomime, improvisation, fantasy and drama. Inkheart is a fantasy story about a girl whose father can read… Continue Reading →

Kafka’s Monkey

In so many ways, Kafka’s Monkey is a masterstroke for HOME.  Originally performed in 2009, this production has toured around the world to great acclaim.  It was originally directed by Walter Meierjohann, now Artistic Director at HOME, when he was International Associate Director at the Young Vic.  This programming removes the need to produce a new play… Continue Reading →

The Funfair

The opening production for HOME teams Director Walter Meierjohann (Romeo and Juliet) with Simon Stephens, one of our greatest playwrights (and who adapted Curious Incident), to put on a modern adaptation of  Kasimir and Karoline by Ödön von Horváth.  The original dates from 1929 and deals with the effect of economic recession and the rise of the… Continue Reading →