Posts Tagged ‘Burgess’

Community Centre

The Community Centre is a new play by Nicola Gardner at the Engine House Theatre (Anthony Burgess Foundation). It’s a sitcom style script, accessible, and funny, packed full of humour and supportive relationships.  Setting the audience on two sides, performances are at either end of the space.  At one end, four older African-Carribean members of the… Continue Reading →

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals is a sonic and visual art installation from Ed Carter and David Cranmer, set in the main room of the Anthony Burgess Foundation.  It’s part of Future Everything, a Festival of Ideas and Culture in Manchester, which this year focuses on how we can rethink the Earth’s resources. The installation ‘takes data beyond the confines of… Continue Reading →


The Anthony Burgess Foundation plays host to Medea, the latest play from Crystallize Theatre Productions.  It’s a lovely venue, with a flexible performance space, although seating on a single level can make sight lines tricky despite the raised stage. Medea is described as a modern retelling of the classic Greek tragedy.  Simon Norrie (Artistic Director):… Continue Reading →

Greek Theatre

Two productions based around Greek plays come to Manchester at the end of this week. Crystallise Theatre bring Medea to the Anthony Burgess Foundation on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February.  ‘Based on the classic Greek tragedy, this modern re-telling of the story will have you on the edge of your seat. Centred on a… Continue Reading →

Anthony Burgess Foundation – putting music into spaces

It’s a theme I’ll keep returning to.  Where does theatre stop?  Where does dance, spoken word and music start?  I make no apologies for this.  The different elements of ‘Performance’ become ever more intertwined. I’ve been aware of the Anthony Burgess Foundation for a while; there seem to be interesting events, and it looks an inviting space… Continue Reading →