warnmcr: there went summer...


So the heatwave is over, the solstice has passed and standard edition grey has returned - just in time for the next wave of 'summer' festivals.  Before that all starts, this weekend you can still catch Paper Birds' Mobile in Bury, courtesy of the Met (Fri 23 + Sat 24 Jun); and Art With Heart's Declaration at the Lowry (Sat 24 Jun).

Next week (w/c 26 Jun) in Manchester there's Sophie Willan's Branded at Contact (28 Jun - 1 Jul) and, over in Liverpool there's also Siobhan Davies Dance's material / rearranged / to / be at the Bluecoat on Sat 1 Jul.  Then, of course, it's festival time, with the start of MIF: launching with What Is The City But The People? in Piccadilly Gardens on Thu 29 Jun; plus Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari's Party Skills For the End of the World (opening 27 Jun running until 16 Jul). Further afield, Derelict Summers is in Preston (29 Jun - 2 Jul) featuring Hofesh Schechter, Carboot Disco Bingo, Jamie Wood and more.

The following week (w/c 3 Jul) carries on in fest-mode with MIF picking up pace.  Catching my eye are Yael Bartana's What If Women Ruled The World (5-8 Jul); Returning to Reims (5-14 Jul); Available Light (6-8 Jul) and Susan Hefuna's ToGather (performance Sun 9 Jul).  The week also brings FLARE17 (4-8 Jul), with a host of new work from all over Europe.  Short of listing everything, I don't have the euro-credentials to be terribly helpful, so download the brochure and see what takes your fancy!  Of the things I am familiar with, there's another chance to see Massive Owl's Castle Rock and our own (Works Ahead) Tom Cassani's Someone Loves You Drive With Care plus Britt Hatzius's Blind CinemaWord of Warning meanwhile will be hitting the red carpet ('paparazzi' and all) for the première of Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People: Redux at HOME on Wed 5 Jul - it's an early one (6.30pm) - so you can join us, and still make it to the evening's HOME FLARE double bill!

Have a good, traditional Mancunian drizzly summer weekend!

best

Tamsin


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Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX

warnmcr: here comes the summer...


While the rest of the country may be basking in an undertone of summer, our little corner of the world seems to bask in perpetual grey - nowhere more so than the WoW office where it is forever winter..!

Nevertheless, the summer season rolls on and this weekend, tonight Fri 16 Jun you can still catch Qasim Riza Shaheen + LaJohn Joseph at HOME, and Powder Keg's Bears at the Royal Exchange (til 18 Jun);

Next week (w/c 19 Jun) sees the Mayers Ensemble What If I Told You? at the Royal Exchange (Mon 19 + Tue 20 Jun); Peter McMaster's 27 at Contact (Tue 20 + Wed 21 Jun); Paper Birds' Mobile in Bury, courtesy of the Met (Fri 23 + Sat 24 Jun); and Art With Heart's Declaration at the Lowry (Sat 24 Jun).

The following week (w/c 26 Jun) there's Sophie Willan at Contact; Derelict Summers in Preston and Siobhan Davies at the Bluecoat. Of course the week also sees the start of MIF, and you may want to check out Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari's Party Skills For the End of the World or the offical opening bash What Is The City But The People? in Piccadilly Gardens. Looking further ahead you really need to hold your breath for the following week as MIF really picks up pace; and is also joined by FLARE17 and WoW's own 24 Hour Party People: Redux - which is now open for booking.

Enjoy the weekend - there's a scurrilous rumour that the sun might actually shine!

best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017

Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX

warnmcr: well hung...


As we emerge, just a little weak and wobbly from sleeplessness, to a world of political tumult where the very definition of winning appears to be in dispute... this weekend you can still participate in your own world of intrigue with Blast Theory's Operation Black Antler at HOME (til 17 May).

Next week (w/c 12 June) Powder Keg's Bears is at the Royal Exchange (14-18 Jun); while HOME has a Double Bill: Martinis on the Hill & Weissmuller made by Mole Wetherall and Sven Steinhauser with students from MMU on Wed 14 Jun; and a
"Visual Art Performance Evening Double Bill" from Qasim Riza Shaheen + LaJohn Joseph on Fri 16 Jun.
Further afield Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield has Nick Cassenbaum's Bubble Schmeisis on Tue 13 Jun and Hidden Track's Standard Elite on Wed 14 + Thu 15 Jun.

The following week (w/c 12 June) sees the Mayers Ensemble at the Royal Exchange; Peter McMaster at Contact; Paper Birds in Bury and Art With Heart at the Lowry.

I'm off to amp up the caffeine levels and regret my lack of sleep... who knows, maybe we'll actually have a government by this time next week...

best

Tamsin


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Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX

warnmcr: 24hr political party people...


So as we wave goodbye to May (if only), we at WoW gear up for a weekend of battling through gridlock in the name of movie-making, followed by a week where the merest glimmer of political hope gets ultimately cruelly dashed...

This weekend you can catch Nigel Barratt + Mari Louise's Margate/Dreamland at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Jun; and Becoming Storybook is at Hulme Community Garden Centre the next few Saturdays. In Liverpool PhysicalFest reaches its conclusion with Tmesis and Jamie Wood; and in Leeds, Live Art Bistro has Uncanny Theatre's Something Terrible Might Happen tonight Fri 2 Jun and The Gender Roadshow (til 4 Jun)

Next week (w/c 5 June) seems quite quiet, but for a bit of interactivity Blast Theory's Operation Black Antler comes to HOME (7-17 May); while the The Mayers Ensemble's What If I Told You is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill on Thu 8 Jun. Also on Thu 8th, after voting of course, I'm sorely tempted to head over to Leeds for Live Art Bistro's Election Night Special.

The following week (w/c 12 June) Powder Keg are at the Royal Exchange; Qasim Riza Shaheen + LaJohn Joseph are at HOME; while further afield Nick Cassenbaum and Hidden Track are at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield.

I'm off to puzzle over location logistics for Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People Redux

best

Tamsin


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Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE: REDUX

warnmcr: Extra..! Extra..!


On a blazingly hot morning there seems an irony to the brilliance of sun beaming down on this most sombre of weeks... so for a small touch of escapism...

This weekend there's still Ellie Dubois's Ringside at The Lowry (Fri 26 - Sun 28 May) while further afield, PhysicalFest is  in Liverpool (26 May-3 Jun, this week including Tmesis Theatre, Kallo Collective and Chaliwate); and Debs Gatenby's A Place Called Happiness is at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 28 May.

Next week (w/c 29 May) sees Salford Works 2017 at University of Salford on Tue 30 May with Ali Wilson, James Monaghan and Josh Jones; Mark Murphy/V-TOL's Out of the World is at The Lowry on Tue 30 + Wed 31 May; while Nigel Barratt + Mari Louise's Margate/Dreamland is at the Royal Exchange Theatre on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Jun. Also look out for upcoming events from Becoming Storybook. Over in Liverpool, PhysicalFest continues, including Levantes Dance Theatre, Lauren Silver, Katy Anne Bellis, Ishumi Ashizawa and Jamie Wood.

The following week (w/c 5 June) Blast Theory comes to HOME; and the Mayers Ensemble is at Bradford Theatre in the Mill.
We, meanwhile, will be off making blockbuster movies (!)... and here's an offer you don't get every day - we are looking for named roles and extras for Richard DeDomenici's 24 Hour Party People Redux.  So, if you see yourself as Tony Wilson, Bez or just popping up in a crowd scene, we will be filming on Sun 4 - Tue 6 Jun at various locations.  Most shoots will take about an hour, no experience needed, though we'd *really* like to hear from you if you were in the original film! All the info and how to get in touch is here - please do come and join us!

best

Tamsin


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Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici

warnmcr: out of your box...


This week I find myself just a touch relieved to be able to say that there are no Word of Warning events... so I can returning to playing the role of audience member, just for a change...

This weekend there's still Jack Rooke's Good Grief (tonight Fri 19 May) and Kieran Hurley's Heads Up (til Sat 20 May) - both at HOME; while over in Sheffield the Unshut Festival runs til tomorrow Sat 20 May and includes  Jodean Sumner, Thick Richard and Ali Wilson.

Next week (w/c 22nd May) Reckless Sleepers' Schrödinger is at Contact Wed 24 + Thu 25 May; and Ellie Dubois's Ringside is at The Lowry (26-28 May). Further afield PhysicalFest starts in Liverpool (26 May-3 Jun, this week including Tmesis Theatre, Kallo Collective and Chaliwate); while Debs Gatenby's A Place Called Happiness is at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 28 May.

The following week (w/c 29 May) sees Salford Works 2017; Mark Murphy at The Lowry; Nigel Barratt + Mari Louise at Royal Exchange Theatre while in Liverpool, PhysicalFest continues (including Levantes Dance Theatre and Jamie Wood).

I'm now off to pretend to be a movie producer for the upcoming 24 Hour Party People Redux!

best

Tamsin


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Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici

warnmcr: road...works...



This morning sees me take a momentary pause for daylight to write this, before returning to the dark depths of various Works Ahead black-boxes. You've still got a chance to join us in one of those, tonight Fri 12 May - either at STUN Studio for Chanje Kunda's Superposition or at Contact for Toni-Dee Paul's My Father's Kitchen + Tom Cassani's Someone Loves You Drive With Care.  Take your pick from astrophysical lap-dancing or dumplings + deception.  Of course I'm biased but *do* see something - they're all quite special.

Elsewhere this weekend in Leeds, there's Edythe Wooley's Did You Get That From Your Mother? at Live Art Bistro on Sat 13 May; and Best of Both Worlds's A Busker's Opera at the HUB on Sun 14 May.

Next week (w/c 15 May) rounding off our current unfeasible run, Word of Warning pops back up at The Lowry for Stephanie Ridings's The Road To Huntsville on Wed 17 May. 
Contact has James Wilton Dance's Leviathan (Tue 16 + Wed 17 May); and HOME is also busy with Jack Rooke's Good Grief (17-19 May) and Kieran Hurley's Heads Up (18-20 May).
Elsewhere, Milk Presents Joan is at the LBT, Huddersfield on Mon 15 May; the Unshut Festival is in Sheffield (18-20 May); and Afreena Islam's Daughters of the Curry Revolution is at Oldham Coliseum on Thu 18 May.

The following week (w/c 22nd May) sees Reckless Sleepers at Contact; Ellie Dubois at The Lowry; (the relocated) PhysicalFest in Liverpool (26 May-3 Jun); and Debs Gatenby at the HUB, Leeds.

While I dive back into the darkness, please do join us for Works Ahead this evening at Contact or STUN Studio.

best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017

Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. £7/4 each night; see both nights for £13/7
Two nights, two venues, three new works in development…

at Contact: 7.30pm.
Toni-Dee Paul | Tom Cassani

at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm.
Chanje Kunda


Wed 17 May, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
Stephanie Ridings


Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici

warnmcr: yet more work ahead...


Where on earth did the last week go?! I can't believe we've just rounded off Turn and are about to dig into Works Ahead!

But before that, this weekend you can still catch Thick Richard's Swear School at Contact (until Sat 6 May) and Nick Cassenbaum's Bubbleschmeisis at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 7 May.

Next week (w/c 8 May) in Manchester of course, it's all about Works Ahead at STUN Studio + Contact on Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. Three new developments of: Chanje Kunda's Superposition, Toni-Dee Paul's My Father's Kitchen and Tom Cassani's Someone Loves You Drive With Care.  All shows happen both nights in both venues - so grab a £13/7 double-ticket and join us both nights to see the lot!

Elsewhere, Daniel Bye's Going Viral is at the Met, Bury on Thu 11 May; or further afield, to the north, Lancaster Arts has Ellie Harrison's Etiquette of Grief on Mon 8 May and French Mottershead's Woodland on Mon 8 + Tue 9 May; while Blackpool Grand has  Mark Murphy's V-TOL in Out Of This World on Tue 9 May.  Looking east, on Mon 8 May, last year's Works Ahead finale, Lucy McCormick's Triple Threat is at Live Art Bistro, Leeds; and Nick Cassenbaum's Bubbleschmeisis is at the LBT, Huddersfield; while over the weekend in Leeds, Edythe Woolley's Did You Get That From Your Mother is at Live Art Bistro on Sat 13 May; and Best of Both Worlds' A Busker's Opera is at the HUB on Sun 14 May.

The following week (w/c 15 May) Milk Presents are at LBT, Huddersfield; Jack Rooke and Kieran Hurley are at HOME; our own Afreena Islam is at Oldham Coliseum and WoW is once more in WTF action with Stephanie Ridings at The Lowry.

I'm now off to make plans for a week in the windowless world of theatre (or three theatres to be accurate) - please do join us for Works Ahead

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Tamsin


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Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. £7/4 each night; see both nights for £13/7
Two nights, two venues, three new works in development…
at Contact: 7.30pm.
Toni-Dee Paul | Tom Cassani
at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm.
Chanje Kunda

Wed 17 May, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
Stephanie Ridings

Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici

warnmcr: take your Turn...


Here we are at the very brink of WoW's Spring/Summer 2017; kicking off tonight, Fri 28 Apr, with the whirlwind that is Turn 2017 at Contact. Ten live and three video works in just the one evening - if that isn't the perfect curtain raiser to International Dance Day, I don't know what is... (no, I hadn't heard of it either!)
If that hard-sell hasn't whetted your appetite, then you could join Becoming Storybook's Secret Garden (Hulme Garden Centre various dates from Sat 29 Apr); take a trip to Sheffield for Jamal Gerald's God Complex at Theatre Delicatessen, also tonight, Fri 28 Apr; or to Lancaster for Hear Me Roar Festival (until 3 May)

Next week (w/c 1 May) if you're still in the mood for dance - there's Rosie Kay Dance's MK Ultra at HOME on Wed 3 + Thu 4 May and Lucy Haighton's Ruido at the University of Sheffield.  For something completely different Thick Richard's Swear School is at Contact (Wed 3-Sat 6 May) and Nick Cassenbaum's Bubbleschmeisis is at the HUB, Leeds on Sun 7 May.

The following week (w/c 8 May) Daniel Bye is at the Met, Bury; Ellie Harrison and French Mottershead are at Lancaster Arts; Mark Murphy is at Blackpool Grand; Nick Cassenbaum is at the LBT, Huddersfield; and the Best of Both Worlds is at the HUB, Leeds.  But of course, you wouldn't want to be anywhere other than at the next stage of Word of Warning's spring production frenzy: Works Ahead at BOTH Contact and STUN Studio!

So while I'm off to wind myself up into a spin, hopefully I'll see lots of you at Turn tonight!

best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017

Fri 28 Apr, 7.30pm. £9/5 | Contact
A whirlwind night of new northern dance…
Akeim Toussaint Buck | Ane Iselin Brogeland | Born + Bred Dance Theatre | Coalesce Dance | Giorgio de Carolis | Grace Surman + Clare Dearnaley | Jo Cork | Kapow Dance | Matrafisc Dance | Meraki Collective | Peter Groom Dance Theatre | Rebekka Platt | The inFamous Five

Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. £7/4 each night; see both nights for £13/7
Two nights, two venues, three new works in development…
at Contact: 7.30pm.
Toni-Dee Paul | Tom Cassani
at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm.
Chanje Kunda

Wed 17 May, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
Stephanie Ridings

Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici

warnmcr: the spin...

So the easter break is over, and just to wake us all up, the political landscape has taken yet another bizarre and perplexing shift... but WoW is back hoping to bring some strength and stability (?!) to your social calendar, with its full Spring/Summer 2017 line-up, kicking off next Friday with Turn 2017.

Before that, this weekend in parts Mancunian, there's SH!T Theatre's Letters to Windsor House, tonight Fri 21 Apr at HOME.  You can also still catch Transform Festival in Leeds (19-22 Apr) including Grace Surman's Motherload (Fri 21 Apr); RashDash's The Darkest Corners + El Conde de Torrefiel's Guerrilla (Fri 21 + Sat 22 Apr); Selina Thompson's The Missy Elliott Project (Sat 22 Apr) plus more.

Next week (w/c 24 Apr), naturally, WoW's focus is entirely on Turn 2017: 13 new northern dance works all in one night (Fri 28 Apr) at Contact. 
Further afield you can see Martin Creed:Words and Music at Media Factory, Preston on Tue 25 Apr; Rachel Mars's Our Carnal Hearts at Live Art Bistro, Leeds On Wed 26 Apr; and Jamal Gerald's God Complex at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield on Fri 28 Apr. Meanwhile, in Lancaster the Hear Me Roar Festival (26 Apr- 3 May) kicks off with the redoubtable Liz Agiss' Slap + Tickle on Wed 26 at Lancaster Arts. 

The following week (w/c 1 May) dance continues to feature with Rosie Kay Dance at HOME and Lucy Haighton in Sheffield.  In other modes Thick Richard is at Contact and Nick Cassenbaum is at the HUB, Leeds.

That's your lot for now - please do come and give Turn a twirl!

best

Tamsin


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Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2017


Fri 28 Apr, 7.30pm. £9/5 | Contact
A whirlwind night of new northern dance…
Akeim Toussaint Buck | Ane Iselin Brogeland | Born + Bred Dance Theatre | Coalesce Dance | Giorgio de Carolis | Grace Surman + Clare Dearnaley | Jo Cork | Kapow Dance | Matrafisc Dance | Meraki Collective | Peter Groom Dance Theatre | Rebekka Platt | The inFamous Five

Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. £7/4 each night; see both nights for £13/7
Two nights, two venues, three new works in development…
at Contact: 7.30pm.
Toni-Dee Paul | Tom Cassani
at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm.
Chanje Kunda

Wed 17 May, 8pm. Pay What You Decide | Part of WTF at The Lowry
Stephanie Ridings

Wed 5 Jul, 6.30pm. £7/5 | HOME
Richard DeDomenici