Posts Tagged ‘RE:play’

PUSH 2017

Two years ago HOME staged the 2015 Re:play Festival in temporary spaces on First Street.  Last year it was rebranded as PUSH, to reflect the change from ‘best of fringe’ to ‘celebrating North West theatremakers’.  This year’s programme is a  tempting mix of proven and brand new theatre, workshops and discussions, all focusing on the… Continue Reading →

Two extremes at Re:play

My second visit to the Re:play festival at the temporary HOME is a tale of two extremes. ‘The Dumb Waiter’ is an intense, sometimes confusing and at times uncomfortably silent portrayal of two very different hit men waiting for details of their next job.  Initially performed in the basement of the King’s Arms, the First Street… Continue Reading →

War Stories

The 24:7 Theatre Festival has been a brilliant showcase for new and innovative writing over the years, and ‘War Stories’ is something quite unique.  Presented by 24:7, and initially performed last year, this is a collaboration between two festivals – 24:7 and Canberra’s ‘You are Here’ – and two writers – Rob Johnston in Manchester and… Continue Reading →

Two events for January

What to see in January after the Christmas season? Well, I would suggest that the month could easily be filled by two events which I think deserve support.  Both showcase the range of Manchester Fringe Theatre and both offer more plays than you could hope to see in any one month. First, HOME Re:play Festival which… Continue Reading →

Re:play Festival January 2015

There is so much theatre in Manchester outside the main venues.  One event tries to bring fringe theatre to a wider audience. This year, the Re:play festival is to be held in HOME’s temporary ‘home’ at First Street from Monday 12th to Saturday 24th January 2015.  It’s a great opportunity to catch some of Manchester’s most… Continue Reading →