warnmcr: stormforce...

As the winds of change blow through the cabinet office and Ciara leaves, trailing Dennis in its wake, Word of Warning bids farewell to the barnstormer that was Harry Clayton-Wright. While my own travel plans feel ill-advised, this weekend, if you fancy a bit of blustery travel, the very excellent Vincent Gambini's This Is Not A Magic Show is at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, tonight Fri 14 Feb. If you want to brave the Pennines, in Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender (Thu 13-Sun 16 Feb) including Vijay Patel, The Gloop Show + Nathaniel Hall (nb weekend wristbands only); while in York there's A Taste of SLAP on Sat 15 Feb (check first as quite a bit is sold-out).

Next week (w/c 17 Feb) in parts Mancunian all seems quite - though you might try Thick & Tight's Romancing The Apocalypse at The Lowry on Mon 17 Feb. Further afield, in Liverpool Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead is at the Everyman + Playhouse (18-22 Feb not Thu 20 nb coming to HOME in March), while Alexis Teplin's It's My Pleasure To Participate is at The Bluecoat on Sat 22 Feb. 
In Lancaster, Liz Lea's Red is at Lancaster Arts on Wed 19 Feb and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at The Dukes on Tue 18 + Wed 19 Feb.

The following week (w/c 24 Feb) by contrast, it all goes just a touch bonkers! In Mancunia, Help! I think I might be fabulous is at New Adelphi, Made In China at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Bourgeois + Maurice at HOME; and of course there's Word of Warning's take on a Thursday Late: Emergency StopGap at NIAMOS. Elsewhere, Talent Hub and Nikki + JD  are in Lancaster; Search Party in Preston, DaDaFest Scratch in Liverpool; plus New Queers Weekenderwith Oozing GloopJackie Hagan + Mandla Rae in Blackpool.

I've just freaked myself out by mentioning StopGap already (programme online now), so I guess I'd better go and get on with making it happen!

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious with:
 
Bethany Mountain | Chris Owen | Kris Canavan | Krissi Musiol | Martin Hamblen | Natalie Wardle 
Oliver Ford | Philip Bedwell | Powder Keg | Shkiesha | Susanna Amato | Tink Flaherty | TomYumSim

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: unimpeachable...


As the american political bandwagon mimics the UK in a re-run of teflon-coated mendacity versus well-meaning inefficacity; and we all give a chorus of I am Spartacus, closer to home things (well, Word of Warning anyway) is waking up...

This weekendSheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at Manchester Central Library, today, Fri 7 Feb; and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at New Adelphi Theatre, Salford University tomorrow, Sat 8 Feb. Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Fram + Dunt's Collectif and then tonight, Fri 7 Feb.

Next week (w/c 10 Feb) sees the start of the Word of Warning season with Harry Clayton-Wright's Sex Education on Wed 12 Feb at The Lowry. It is technically fully booked, but Pay What You Decide is a tricky beast so there may well be tickets on the door (if you have booked and can't use your ticket PLEASE let The Lowry know so we can reallocate it!) Also at The Lowry is Joseph Toonga's Born To Manifest on Thu 13 Feb.
Beyond Manchester things are really waking up with Rachel Mars's Your Sexts Are Shit at Lancaster Arts on Tue 11 Feb;  Shane Shambu's Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 13 Feb; Vincent Gambini's This Is Not A Magic Show is at the Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University on Fri 14 Feb. In Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender (Thu 13-Sun 16 Feb) including Vijay Patel, The Gloop Show + Nathaniel Hall (nb weekend wristbands only); while in York there's A Taste of SLAP on Sat 15 Feb.

The following week (w/c 17 Feb) seems a touch quiet again - with Thick & Tight at The Lowry and Nathaniel Hall in Lancaster.


Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: ne me quitte pas...



On this last day of January, there's no more if - we are indeed going away... and while the white cliffs of Dover bid a forlorn farewell to Europe, as a nation we find ourselves slinking off to our island hideaway to await whatever unknown marvels the next year may bring... at least the performative expectations of the next few weeks are a bit more predictable:

This weekend, the last flakes of the mancunian festival flurry see White Noise Theatre's Freedom To Move tonight, Fri 31 Jan at HOME; while Barbara is at Hope Mill Theatre on Sat 1 Feb. Over in Leeds, Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead is at Leeds Playhouse (til 15 Feb).

Next week (w/c 3 Feb) Mancunia seems quiet until Sat 8 Feb when Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at Manchester Central Library and Nathaniel Hall's First Time is at New Adelphi Theatre, Salford University. Further afield there's a bit more -  the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Joseph Toonga's Born to Manifest on Tue 4 Feb (also at The Lowry on Thu 13 Feb) and Joanne Tremarco's The Birth of Death on Thu 6 Feb; while Lancaster Arts has Fram + Dunt's Collectif and then on Fri 7 Feb.

The following week (w/c 10 Feb) sees the start of the season for Word of Warning with Harry Clayton-Wright at The Lowry (booking very fast). Beyond Manchester things are really waking up with Rachel Mars in Lancaster; Shane Shambu in Ormskirk; Vincent Gambini in Liverpool. In Bradford there's the Right Queer, Right Now Weekender, while in York there's A Taste of SLAP.

I've been asked to let you know about the Quiet Man Dave Prize has just launched by MMU in memory of the much-missed Dave Murray who wrote so generously about performance and theatre in Manchester. There's a fiction and a non-fiction prize, and the hope is to encourage more new writing about theatre and performance across the city.

I'm off to polish my 50p and hone my festival of brexit application (can you imagine?).

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: taking the biscuit...


This gloomy morning sees us, unbelievably, in the last week of January and of being European...
The Mancunian early festival flurry is also winding down a bit but this weekend, at HOME you can still see this stage of Tania Camara's Oreo (tonight Fri 24 + tomorrow, Sat 25 Jan - then see how it develops in April); while Turn On continues at Hope Mill Theatre with Minute Taker's Wolf Hours tonight, Fri 24 Jan.

Next week (w/c 27 Jan) seems much calmer, but look out for Tamara Micner's Holocaust Brunch at Manchester Central Library on Mon 27 Jan. At HOME Archipelago's An Act of Care is on Tue 28 Jan and White Noise Theatre's Freedom To Move  on Fri 31 Jan; while Barbara is at Hope Mill Theatre on Sat 1 Feb. Elsewhere, Emergence 2020 is at Stage@Leeds on Tue 28 Jan.

The following week (w/c 3 Feb) Mancunia goes very quiet indeed - so far all that has leapt out at me is Sheila Ghelani at Manchester Central Library and Nathaniel Hall at New Adelphi. Further afield Joseph Toonga and Joanne Tremarco are in Ormskirk, while Fram + Dunt are in Lancaster.

My work flurry isn't calming down however, so I'm off to try and put together a programme for the coming Emergency StopGap.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: turn on or push off...

As the royals push off abroad and the triumphalists fundraise* to turn on Big Ben, in parts theatrical the seasonal soft start has all gone a bit hard core, as another festival has snuck into the fray...

This weekend
PUSH Festival at HOME (18 Jan-1 Feb) kicks off on Sat 18 Jan with Platform Manchester's Hope and Fear; while the Turn On Fest (til 1 Feb, with Superbia + Mother's Ruin) is up and running at Hope Mill Theatre: Nataly LeBouleux's MINA is tonight, Fri 17 Jan; and Trans Creative's Stand By Your Trans is on Sun 19 Jan. In Leeds, the rescheduled That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE is at CLAY, tonight, Fri 17 Jan.

Next week (w/c 20 Jan) really is festival central: PUSH continues at HOME with Plaster Cast Theatre's Sound Cistem (20-22 Jan) and Tania Camara's Oreo (23-25 Jan). Turn On continues at Hope Mill Theatre with Mandla Rae's As British As A Watermelon on Mon 20 Jan; Jason Andrew Guest's Mind Games on Tue 21 Jan; An Audience with David Hoyle on Wed 22 Jan; Nobody's Watching on Thu 23 Jan; and Minute Taker's Wolf Hours on Fri 24 Jan. Interruptions at MMU's Holden Gallery has John-Paul Jones's Technotrash on Tue 21 Jan and ARM's Oozy on Thu 23 Jan; while The Lowry has Debs Gatenby's Hiya Anxiety in a doublebill with Salford University on Wed 22 Jan. Further afield, The Dark Room is in Ormskirk on Wed 22 Jan.

The following week (w/c 27 Jan) so far seems calmer, with Holocaust Brunch at Manchester Central Library;  An Act of Care White Noise Theatre at HOME; and Barbara at Hope Mill Theatre. Elsewhere, Emergence 2020 is at Stage@Leeds.

Of course, my telepathy skills are limited and I might be missing something, so if you're hosting an event - particularly a new festival or a one-off - you might want to let me know. Meanwhile, in case you fancy giving us some feedback on one of Word of Warning's  2019 events, you can do so here.

Best

Tamsin

*you didn't think I'd encourage the real one, did you?!

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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: divine decad-ence...


So here we are, at the dawn of a new decade - our oven-ready goose has been well and truly cooked, so let's just hope the twenties aren't too (militaristically) roaring and that immersive screenings of Cabaret (sold-out) aren't omens for society at large.

In performance world, things are still bubbling under so I'm taking this opportunity to brag about Word of Warning's Spring 2020 Season:
We have two visits to The Lowry - firstly on Wed 12 Feb for Harry Clayton-Wright's gasp-inducing Sex Education and secondly on Wed 1 Apr for Jo Bannon’s penetrating We Are Fucked.
New for Spring 2020 is Emergency StopGap on Thu 27 Feb – an evening micro-version of the ever enduring Emergency at the delightfully decrepit NIAMOS, bridging the gap between gallery + theatre to fill the empty months of winter. (Deadline for proposals Fri 17 Jan)
We also makle a return to the Royal Exchange Theatre on 19-21 Mar for a daring + unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture + black representation with Jamal Gerald’s Idol; and to STUN on 23+24 April for the next development of Tania Camara’s Oreo, exploring the masks we don to achieve success in society. 
Spring rounds off with the annual Works Ahead, this year in sited form at NIAMOS on 21+22 May. Co-produced with Contact and featuring Will Dickie and Ross McCaffrey, this double bill of new mentored performance is a sneak preview of new works at the start of their journeys.
 
In the world beyond WoW, next week (w/c 13 Jan) sees a bit of a soft start: with PUSH Festivalat HOME (18 Jan-1 Feb) kicking off on Saturday with Platform Manchester's Hope and Fear. The intriguing Interruptions programme at MMU's Holden Gallery has four pieces over the next fortnight: this week's (14+16 Jan) are video based, but the next two (21 + 23 Jan) are more performative. Further afield, the postponed That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE is at CLAY, Leeds on Fri 17 Jan.

The following week (w/c 20 Jan) PUSH has Plaster Cast Theatre and Tania Camara; Interruptions has John-Paul Jones and ARM; The Lowry has https://thelowry.com/whats-on/hiya-anxiety-this-is-not-for-you-ps-sorry-double-bill/ Debs Gatenby; while The Dark Room is in Ormskirk.

Best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
SEX EDUCATION
Harry Clayton-Wright


Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
EMERGENCY STOPGAP
A night out for the curious
 (artists TBA).

Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
IDOL
Jamal Gerald


Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Jo Bannon


Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)




warnmcr: oven-ready turkey...


Writing from the boutique luxury of the Art B&B in Blackpool, looking out over a very grey sea, as the 'festive' season looms, cooking analogies are seemingly all the political rage and I'm left wondering whether oven-ready is synonymous with half-baked... In performance world, the season is nearly cooked, before we feel the burn of panto...

This weekend Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at HOME on Fri 22 + Sat 23 Nov. In Leeds, SH!T Theatre's SH!T Actually previews at CLAY on Fri 22 Nov; while Uninvited Guests To Those Born Later is at The Holbeck on Sun 24 Nov; and in Sheffield Levantes Dance Theatre's The Band is at the University on Sat 23 Nov 

Next week (w/c 25 Nov) turns the heat up for a final blast - HOME has Bryony Kimmings's I'm a Phoenix, Bitch (26-30 Nov) and Chanje Kunda Plant Fetish (27-30 Nov). Victoria Firth's How To Be Amazingly Happy is at Waterside, Sale on Fri 29 Nov; and Emergence Premiere is at the New Adelphi Theatre, Salford Uni on Sat 30 Nov. Elsewhere, Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill Univeristy, on Tue 26 Nov; and Amy Vreeke's The Year My Vagina Tried To Kill Me is at the Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 1 Dec. 

Thereafter there's little escaping the festive and election frolics, but if you are looking for an alternative: CLAY, Leeds has That Matt Rogers Project (in)CREDIBLE on Thu 5 Dec and NEWK(ed) (14-15 Dec). You can still contribute, until 11 Dec, to Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory's Taking The Time, for a 24 hr performance at the Herbarium in Lancaster on 18-19 Dec.

As far as I'm aware, that's kind of your lot for the year. Tempted as I am to run coverage of the election as a performance piece, I'll spare you that misery, so the Weekly Warning will be taking a break until Fri 10 Jan, when I'll be back with details of the Word of Warning's Spring Programme and PUSH Festival at HOME (18 Jan - 1 Feb).

I'll close with the greeting of the season - don't forget to vote, bah humbug!

Best

Tamsin


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warnmcr: xmas creep...


Disturbingly, despite the impending electoral shenanigans, the 'festive season' seems to have started even earlier than usual and, watching the tv, you could be forgiven for thinking it was December already. The performance world is still alive and kicking, but make the most the final weeks of November...

This weekend is fairly quiet - tonight Fri 15 Nov you can still catch Forced Entertainment's Out of Order at HOME; or tomorrow, Sat 16 Nov, Mother's Bloomers is at the Royal Exchange. Elsewhere, Truth to Power Cafe is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University tonight, Fri 15 Nov (and at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Sat 16 Nov); while Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at the Maritime Museum, Lancaster, tomorrow Sat 16 Nov.

Next week (w/c 18 Nov) pace picks up again: Mark Croasdale's Staying In is at Waterside, Sale on Mon 18 Nov; Tribe's Still I Rise is at The Lowry on Tue 19 Nov; and Company Chameleon's The Shadow is at HOME on Fri 22 + Sat 23 Nov.
Further afield, Mark Edward + Co's What Have YOU Done To Deserve This is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 19 Nov; and Spill Yer Tea is at Constellations, Liverpool on Wed 20 Nov.  In Sheffield, Motherland is at Theatre Deli on Wed 20 Nov and Levantes Dance Theatre's The Band is at the University of Sheffield on Sat 23 Nov; while in Leeds Miranda Tuffnell's Pneuma is at NSCD's Riley Theatre on Tue 19 Nov; SH!T Theatre SH!T Actually (an excusable xmas outing) previews at CLAY on Fri 22 Nov; while Uninvited Guests To Those Born Later is at The Holbeck on Sun 24 Nov.

The following week (w/c 25 Nov) Bryony Kimmings and Chanje Kunda are both at HOME; while Emergence Premiere is at the New Adelphi and Victoria Firth is in Sale. Elsewhere, Company Chameleon are in Ormskirk and Amy Vreeke is in Leeds. 

Come December the xmas inevitables really do take over, so next week is likely to be the last Weekly Warning of the year. If you have anything unmissable happening in December or early January, let me know by Thu 21 Nov.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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warnmcr: calm after the storm...


After yesterday's deluge, on this unusually clement winter's morning, in these parts there's a feeling of calm after the storm: Word of Warning's season has come to a close, the fireworks have silenced and hopefully the floodwaters are starting to recede. The calm is inevitably fleeting, though, given the tempestuous month ahead - let's just hope it brings a fresh wind of change...

This weekend, The Lowry is full of dance with Kalakuta Republik on Fri 8 + Sat 9 Nov and Emmanuel Gat's Works, also on Sat 9 Nov. At the New Adelphi, Salford, Watch Us Dance is also tonight Fri 8 Nov. Quarantine invite you to Meet The Neighbours on Sat 9 + Sun 10 Nov; plus Neil Bartlett's 24 Hours of Peace is at The Royal Exchange (10-11 Nov).
In Liverpool, Homotopia, at the Unity Theatre, has Oozing Gloop (Fri 8 Nov), Split Britches and Joan (both Sat 9 Nov); while, in Blackpool Gary Clarke's Wasteland is at The Grand on Fri 8 Nov. Over in Sheffield, the Enable Us programme has also kicked off at the University of Sheffield (til 23 November).

Next week (w/c 11 Nov) is quieter, though Mark Thomas 50 Things About Us is at Waterside, Sale on Tue 12 Nov; and Forced Entertainment's Out of Order is at HOME (13-15 Nov).  Further afield Truth to Power Cafe is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Fri 15 Nov and at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Sat 16 Nov; while Sheila Ghelani + Sue Palmer's Common Salt is at the Maritime Museum, Lancaster, also on Sat 16 Nov.

The following week (w/c 18 Nov) Mark Croasdale is in Sale; Tribe at The Lowry; and Company Chameleon at HOME. Further afield, Mark Edward + Co are in Ormskirk; Spill Yer Teais in Liverpool; Motherland and Levantes are in Sheffield; and SH!T Theatre and Uninvited Guests are in Leeds.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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warnmcr: promises, promises...


On this All Saints first day of November, we find ourselves still part of Europe, floating on a sea of broken 'promises': Britain didn't explode and Boris isn't dead in a ditch but there's no escaping the promise of a bitter winter, probably of discontent. Meanwhwile, we at Word of Warning plan on keeping our (albeit tricksy) promises with our final show of the season, the almost miraculous Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight.

Before that, it's busy out there! This weekendtonight Fri 1 Nov there's Michael Pinchbeck's Concerto at the New Adelphi, Salford; and Burtin +Matthews's The Witching Way at the Royal Exchange Theatre; while tomorrow, Sat 2 Nov The People Show's The Last Straw is at The Edge, Chorlton. Javaad Alipoor's Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran also contiues at HOME until 2 Nov.
Elsewhere, Smith + Sveen's Commonism is at the Media Factory, Preston on Fri 1 Nov and at The Holbeck, Leeds on Sun 3 Nov, while the Wit(h)ness Weekender is underway at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford (unitl 3 Nov); as is Light Up Lancaster  (1+ 2 Nov). Over in Liverpool Homotopia(1-10 Nov) kicks off, this weekend including An Evening with Travis Alabanza on Sat 2 Nov.

Next week (w/c 4 Nov) remains busy. The Lowry has the aforementioned Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight on Wed 6 Nov; plus dance in the form of Dicskon Mbi's Enowate on Thu 7 Nov, Kalakuta Republik on Fri 8 + Sat 9 Nov and Emmanuel Gat's Works, also on Sat 9 Nov. At the New Adelphi, Salford, Watch Us Dance is also on Fri 8 Nov. Quarantine invite you to Meet The Neighbours on Sat 9 + Sun 10 Nov; plus Neil Bartlett's 24 Hours of Peace is at The Royal Exchange (10-11 Nov).
Further afield, in Liverpool, Homotopia has Harry Clayton-Wright's Sex Education (Tue 5 Nov), Rachael Young's Nightclubbing (Wed 6 Nov), Oozing Gloop (Fri 8 Nov); Split Britches and Joan(Sat 9 Nov) all at the Unity Theatre.
Liz Agiss's The President's Wife Is Still Dancing is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Wed 6 Nov; and Gary Clarke's Wasteland is at Blackpool Grand on Fri 8 Nov.

The following week (w/c 11 Nov) things start to quieten down, though Mark Thomas is in Sale; Forced Entertainment are at HOME; while Truth to Power Cafe is in Ormskirk.

Hoping to see you at The Lowry on Wed 6 Nov for our final PWYD outing of the season - a touch of trickery and deception with Tom Cassani's I Promise You That Tonight.

Best

Tamsin

PS. Gillian Jane Lees & Adam York Gregory are asking 1,440 people with a connection to Lancaster & Morecambe, 'what time of day (or night) is important to you and why?'. Contribute your moments to Taking The Time from now til 11 Dec, for a 24 hr performance on 18 Dec.

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Performance Programme
Autumn/Winter 2019

Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
Tom Cassani

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)

Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 is brought to you by hÅb — with NIAMOS, STUN, Z-arts + The Lowry. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.