Posts Tagged ‘Waterside’


I’m fascinated by how visuals and music can combine to tell a story. Not a gig with video, not gig-theatre (eg Klanghaus) but a production that sets out to place the video, the message and the music on an equal footing.  Sentinel at Sale Waterside, part of the Manchester Science Festival, weaves music and video… Continue Reading →

A Busker’s Opera

Leo Burtin and Ali Matthews came to Sale Waterside on 10 March with Best of Both Worlds; a Buskers Opera.  Funnily enough the last time I was in this space was for Leo’s Midnight Soup.  It’s good to be back. I’m still not sure why I love this show so much.  The premise is simple…. Continue Reading →

Midnight Soup

Leo Burtin came to Waterside Arts Centre in Sale with Midnight Soup, an intimate performance for twelve centred around the preparation and sharing of a soup – Midnight Soup – that has traditionally brought people together.  The table is set, place names are in position, and Leo opens his grandmother’s diary from 2006.  What unfolds over the… Continue Reading →

Writers for Sale

New writing is essential to theatre, both to introduce new voices, protect the future, and to address urgent and topical issues.  Six pieces of new writing were presented at Sale Waterside as part of Writers for Sale.  From the website: In 2013 there was a unique experiment … one university and three theatres came together… Continue Reading →