Posts Tagged ‘MMU’

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 →

Cloudstreet

There is something quite fascinating about watching a text that is virtually unknown in the UK but a classic in another land.  Cloudstreet is ‘an epic stage adaptation of Tim Winton’s enormously successful and much-loved novel of the same name. Set in post-war Perth, Australia, Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes and changing relationships of two families’…. Continue Reading →

Lorca Double Bill

Manchester School of Theatre closed the spring season with a Lorca double bill, Doña Rosita the Spinster and Blood Wedding, performed at HOME from 2-4 March. Yasmin Mwanza plays the lead Dona Rosita, a woman who waits for her fiancée to return from abroad and grows old alone.  It’s a play about the social norms in Spain at… Continue Reading →

Dolly West’s Kitchen

The final performance for Manchester School of Theatre’s autumn season at HOME is the Frank McGuinness play Dolly West’s Kitchen.  Set in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, the play deals very much in contradictions and confusion.  It is a play that addresses contemporary issues in a historical setting, and it’s one of those plays… Continue Reading →

The Blue Room

Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) bring David Hare’s The Blue Room to HOME.  Based on La Ronde, and similar in structure to the excellent Caresses (also from MST as part of 2016 ¡Viva! Festival), the play follows a Möbius-strip-like sequence of ten sexual encounters, each of two actors, one of whom continues into another liaison in the… Continue Reading →