warnmcr: the sun sets...


So here we are, on the brink of Word of Warning's second live streamed performance, coming to you at dusk tonight. Curiously, for me, these are every bit as nerve-wracking as a theatre show - maybe even more so as much is beyond our control - so keep your fingers crossed that the gods of 'internet weather' are benevolent, and join us at 9pm tonight, Fri 22 May for Will Dickie's White Sun. We've just pushed back our virtual walls to allow more in, so please book via Eventbrite and you will receive a code at about 5.30pm.

If you fancy making a night of it you also have a good selection of aperitifs - Anatomy's Leaves From The Bone Library  (7-8.30pm) or Arden School of Theatre's It's About Time (7.30pm) (also returning on Thu 28 May with their Class of '20)

Over the weekend, you can still view Mark Croasdale's Landbreaks; while Ridiculusmus are screening a trilogy of their work with discussions (22-24 May); or you can view a screening of Rosana Cade's Walking Holding until Sun 24 May. 

Next weekon Wed 27 May, Contact has Uninvited Guests' Love Letters Straight From Your Heart; while MIF has Hafsah Aneela Bashir's The Other ‘P’ Word. On Thu 28 May Forest Fringe TV  has The Museum of Hope in the Dark. There's also a series of live events as part of Block Universe - Sessions (25-30 May).

Ongoing: you can join Quarantine's No Such Thing on the first + third Wednesday of the month. MIF has two online games -  Paloma Dawkins's Songs of the Lost and Nina Freemans Lost Memories Dot Net (til 31 May). HOME's Homemakers has added Javaad Alipoor's A Series of Metaphors About A Plague and Chad Taylor's Lost Online; and you can still watch Bryony Kimmings's I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things and Chris Thorpe + Yusra Warsama's Tell Me (all til 31 Dec). Meanwhile Hester Chillingworth's The Caretakercontinues throughout lockdown from The Royal Court Theatre

Hoping to virtually see you at Will Dickie's White Sun tonight, which brings our 'planned' Spring/Summer 2020 season to a close. While the latter half wasn't exactly what we originally intended, we're both happy to have realised a lot of it; and proud of the lockdown work created by both Tania Camara and Will Dickie.

Unless something unmissable crops up, I'm going to take a few weeks break from this to figure out what comes next. In the meantime keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Fri 22 May,9pm, donations welcome | Online.
WORKS AHEAD 2020: WHITE SUN
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warnmcr: alert or insensible..?


Given my general penchant for caveats, you might think I'd embrace the english govt's new slogan, but like many, I was left in a general state of wtf and think I'll maintain my homebound stupor. On other matters linguistic, the overuse of the words 'live stream' is challenging my sense of purpose for this mail, so, in an attempt to maintain a sense of event, I'm trying to focus primarily on things that are actually happening live rather than pre-recorded video, though inevitably the boundaries will blur...

The next couple of weeks bring a new mini flurry of online events - including one of our own. While we can't bring you Works Ahead 2020 as originally planned, as darkness begins to fall on Fri 22 May, Will Dickie will be performing a new work in progress, White Sun from his home in Liverpool.

Before that, this weekendBEatHome Festival is running online until Sat 16 May with performances by Francesc Serra Vila and Edurne Rubio & María Jerez.  Coney's Telephone also takes place on Fri 15-Sun 17 May; plus, of course there's Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest on Sat 16 May. On Sun 17 May, Yard Online hosts a full day programme including Christopher Green and Marikiscrycrycry (unfortunately Stacy Makishi's 1-2-1 is sold-out).

Next week (w/c 18 May) MIF's Festival In My House has House of Noir's Kiki in Our House on Wed 20 May. Forest Fringe TV (Thursdays weekly) has Rachel Mars + Greg Wohead's Story #1 Returns (A Zoom Of One’s Own) on Thu 21 May.

Fri 22 May seems to be the fullest of evenings: you could bounce between Anatomy's Leaves From The Bone Library  (7-8.30pm); Arden School of Theatre's It's About Time (7.30pm); and MIF's Party Skills for the End of the World: Lockdown Special (also 7.30pm) before, of course, joining us for Will Dickie's White Sun at 9pm.

Mark Croasdale's Landbreaks continues with a new upload daily til Fri 22 May; and Ridiculusmus are screening a trilogy of their work with discussions (22-24 May).

The following weekon Wed 27 May, Contact has Uninvited Guests' Love Letters Straight From Your Heart; while MIF has Hafsah Aneela Bashir's The Other ‘P’ Word. On Thu 28 May Forest Fringe TV  has The Museum of Hope in the Dark. 

Ongoing: MIF has two online games: Paloma Dawkins's Songs of the Lost and Nina Freemans Lost Memories Dot Net(til 31 May); and HOME's Homemakers has Bryony Kimmings's I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things and Chris Thorpe + Yusra Warsama's Tell Me (both til 31 Dec). The Royal Court Theatre also has Hester Chillingworth's The Caretaker (throughout lockdown).

Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Fri 22 May, 9pm, donations welcome | Online.
WORKS AHEAD 2020: WHITE SUN
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warnmcr: the gift that keeps on...


So, after the irony of the sunniest April on record, May seems to have reverted to Mancunian murk, and I've reverted to hanging around in my natural dark habitat! I'm writing from the middle of a very curious production process - organising a show around PPE and social distancing brings a whole new layer of challenge to the joys of show-week.

Anyway, we'll see what tonight (Fri 1 May) brings in this unpredictable medium, when we go live for Tania Camara's Oreo: variations at 7pm on FacebookTwitter + YouTube. This isn't the developed show we had planned to present at STUN this Spring, it's an exploration of one action-based section developed over 4 days, following Tania's residency in Senegal with Kaolack, a Czech based choreographer specialising in Traditional + Afro-Contemporary dance practices. See here for trailer.

Also, a reminder that from today Fri 1 May,  GIFT Festival goes online (1-3 May) including Tania El Khoury (one to ones throughout) and Artesbandes with Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsastonight; (Fri 1 May); while tomorrow (Sat 2 May) sees Greg Wohead, Sophie WoolleyGudrun Soley Sigurdardottir and Action Hero. On Sunday there's Luca Rutherford + Greg WoheadJonathan Burrows + Matteo Fargion, with Wendy Houstoun and a chance to catch an Instagram version of  Jamal Gerald's Idol.

Unity Theatre's calendar of upcoming online events is also worth checking out especially over this weekend (1-3 May). 
Forced Entertainment's End Meeting For All  (via their partners' websites) has two parts remaining: on Tue 5 + Tue 12 May and you can catch up on Part 1 here.

Between ACE deadlines and show-week, I've had no time to dig around into what else is coming up so keep an eye on @warnmcr on Twitter for rapid info.

As a reminder coming up, MIF Live is showing small Festival In My House commissions on Wednesdays; while Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest is on Sat 16 May. Keep an eye on Theatre in the Mill's Live Portal; and also live (but I have no idea of style nor content) is Online Fringe Festival (till 3 May) and The Social Distancing Festival from Canada.

Meanwhile there's an increasing body of show videos being made available online. The Wooster Groupimitating the dog and Company Chameleon  are releasing a different show weekly, while there's a growing repository at Live Stream Archive; plus NRLA30 and recommendations via Ben Kulvichit’s Quarantine performance blog post. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to show videos online.

Hope you can make a moment in your hectic calendars to join us for Tania Camara's Oreo: variations tonight, Fri 7pm (and if you look carefully you might spot my ghostly cameo in it!) 

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Fri 1 May, 7pm | Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC.
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: clear your cookies...


After last night's smokey, hazy outlook, this morning is crystal clear and beautiful. I've just ventured out for the first time in days, as for the last few weeks, my world has consisted almost entirely of Grantium (for the uninitiated: ACE's funding portal - not a place anyone would choose to live) so I have been very remiss at searching for online performance. What I've also realised is that things are cropping up at such short notice that email is a poor medium - so please do follow @warnmcr on Twitter for rapid info.

Anyway, over the next couple of weeks, there's a flurry of activity right under our noses - so here goes:
Coming to a screen in your living room, tonight, Fri 24 Apr, Contact presents Young Identity's One Mic Stand - online at 7.30pm.

Next Friday 1 May, with some trepidation, Word of Warning and STUN are making our first foray into streaming world - with Tania Camara's Oreo: variations at 7pm (rescheduled from this week). Rather than re-presenting a whole show intended for a live audience, it's a short, live choreographic exploration made for streaming.

Also next weekend (but happily without actual clash), there's GIFT Festival (1-3 May) including Tania El Khoury (one to ones throughout). On Friday they also have Artesbandes with Bertrand Lesca + Nasi Voutsas; and on Saturday: Greg Wohead, Sophie WoolleyGudrun Soley Sigurdardottir and Action Hero. On Sunday there's Luca Rutherford + Greg WoheadJonathan Burrows + Matteo Fargion, with Wendy Houstoun and a chance to catch an Instagram version of Jamal Gerald's Idol (which we sadly lost as a live show). 

Coming up, MIF Live is showing small Festival In My House commissions on Wednesdays; while Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest is on Sat 16 May. Keep an eye on Theatre in the Mill's Live Portal; and also live (but I have no idea of style nor content) is Online Fringe Festival and The Social Distancing Festival from Canada.

Meanwhile there's an increasing body of show videos being made available online. The Wooster Groupimitating the dog and Company Chameleon  are releasing a different show weekly, while there's a growing repository at Live Stream Archive; plus NRLA30. Keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to show videos online.

Enjoy the online offerings and hope to see you (virtually) at Tania Camara's Oreo: variations next Friday.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Fri 1 May, 7pm | Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC.
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: we've got each other...


From my total solitude at the start of this second week of 'lockdown', I'm musing on the irony of this subject line. Time has become a bit of a relative concept and while the generic message seems to be that people have way too much of it, I seem to have less and less and am constantly running to catch up! So I thought I'd break with Weekly Warning tradition to hastily extemporise and flag a few imminent things that have popped up on my radar.

Tomorrow, Wed 1 April at 7.45pm Paul O'Donnell's We've Got Each Other is coming live from his parents' living room. It's a lovely piece in a theatre and I'm really intrigued to see how it converts (if you're bored his The Pauls videos are fun too - 4 yrs ago in his videos).
Next week, Proud & Loud Arts are presenting Janet Charlesworth's Article 19 UNCRPD as a series of daily time-limited YouTube screenings on 
Mon 6 Apr @ 12noonTue 7 Apr @ 7pmWed 8 Apr @ 1pmThu 9 Apr @ 3pmFri 10 Apr @ 8pm
Meanwhile Company Chamelon are also doing daily #IsolationImprov; while at Fuel, Hofesh Schechter's Everyday Moments podcast runs until 1 Jul.

For an intriguing international perspective - Barcelona based Konic Thtr are doing their weekly 'performative meeting' on Thu 2 Apr 2.30-5pm which could be an interesting insight into the Spanish + Catalan situation; while the Dutch STRP Festival 2020 is happening online (2-5 April).

I've realised the enormity of trying to get to grips with what's going on online - it's not the 80+ websites in the North that I regularly trawl - it's an unlimited number worldwide - so I'm really just going to have to pass on interesting things as/whenI come across them! They also tend to crop up at very short notice - so @warnmcr on Twitter will be how we communicate those. Thanks in the meantime to Cat Shaw for researching much of what we've got to date.

I'll be back when I've got something useful to say - in the interim, keep an eye on: 
Live Stream Archive;
Krissi Musiol's Maternal Matters† daily domestic intervention on Instagram;
Exeunt Magazine - see listings in the middle of the page;
Perform Istanbul's #StayLive on Instagram; 
The Social Distancing Festival from Canada;
For comedy, there's the daily Stay At Home comedy festival + show downloads through GoFasterStripe.

Future things to look out for:
UnitedWeStream - coming imminently, probably mainly music;
GIFT Festival 2020 (1-3 May)
Richard DeDomenici's Coronavision Song Contest (Sat 16 May);
Homespun Festival (Jun 2020);
Live Collision 2020;
BBC's Culture in Quarantine Festival;
HOME's Homemaker commissions;

Keep well and distanced and remember We've Got Each Other

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr. Details TBC
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)


warnmcr: at a distance...


So, in this extraordinary, unprecedented week, and having watched the industry shut down in front of my eyes on Monday evening, a signpost to live performance seems more than a little redundant. I thought maybe I could give you my guide to what's on TV - but those of you who know me, know *nobody* wants the rubbish I watch!

Instead, I'll update you on where Word of Warning is at. Sadly we have lost both Jamal Gerald's Idol and Jo Bannon's We Are Fucked (how ironic!). At present, we are clinging onto Tania Camara's Oreo and Works Ahead in the hopes that we can find a way of realising a version of them in some way, possibly digitally. We have an update page where we will post latest information on those and anything else interesting or useful we come across. Our aspiration is to create some new events online over the coming months - but we need to figure what and how! As hÅb, we remain open to advise and support artists however we can within our limited resources.

I was intending to put this Weekly Warning on a break for a while, but the performance community is regrouping rapidly and online momentum is building. I need a bit of time to figure out how to stay abreast of it myself - as it's not just local but national and international, so beyond me to be comprehensive, but I'll try to work it out and be back soon, with a maybe more Sporadic Warning! In the meantime, we'll be tweeting anything that crops up at short notice, so follow us @warnmcr.

In the interim, things to keep an eye on: the National Review of Live Art archive NRLA30 is now online; Live Stream Archive is just getting going; Exeunt Magazine has started a resources page with some interesting events and archive video listed lower down and longer term, the BBC has announced a Culture in Quarantine Festival  For comedy, there's the daily Stay At Home comedy festival, while Mark Thomas's Check Up: Our NHS @70 is downloadable in exchange for a donation to the Trussell Trust. On the international front, Perform Istanbul has a Stay Live At Home event on Instagram; and there is also The Social Distancing Festival from Canada.
Closer to home Krissi Musiol is doing a domestic intervention daily on Instagram and finally, an actual date for your diary, on Sun 29 Mar when Live Art Club London is going online.

Keep well and not too stir-crazy, and hope to see you in the virtual world. 

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr. Details TBC
OREO
Tania Camara


Thu 21 + Fri 22 May. Details TBC
WORKS AHEAD 2020
A double bill
 from Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey

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warnmcr: delayed...


I'm sure you haven't been waiting with baited-breath for this week's gripping edition - the lateness is not the blight of Friday the 13th, but a corona 'Delay' factor - awaiting latest updates from our presenting partners for Jamal Gerald's Idol.  At present time, the message remains that all performances at Royal Exchange Theatre are going ahead as scheduled - see here for further info. It's a unique and fluid situation and I can't speak  to all the venues mentioned below, so keep checking individual websites for latest news. 

Before that, this weekend you can still catch Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals at HOME (until Sat 14 Mar); while Mark Thomas's 50 Things About Us is at Liverpool Playhouse on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Mar.

Next week (w/c 16 Mar) could be a feat of logistics. We at WoW + Contact are at Royal Exchange Theatre for Jamal Gerald's Idol on Thu 19-Sat 21 Mar.  At The Lowry, Robert LePage's 887 is on Wed 18 + Thu 19 Mar; Alexander Whitley Dance Co's Overflow on Wed 18 Mar and Best of BE Festival on Sat 21 Mar. Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead Remix is at HOME 18-21 Mar; + Emergence 2020 is at Waterside, Sale on Sat 21 Mar.  If you're really keen you could do most of it - Alexander Whitley on Wednesday, LePage on Thursday, Jamal Gerald on Friday, Imitating the Dog on Saturday matinee and Best of BE festival or Emergence 2020 on Saturday night!! For something a bit different, monster/monstrum is at NIAMOS on 16, 18 + 19 Mar.

Further afield, the third Spill Yer Tea is at Constellations, Liverpool on Wed 18 Mar; while the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Vincent Dance's In Loco Parentis on Tue 17 Mar + Vicci Riley's Herring Girls on Thu 19 Mar. On Sat 21 Mar, Lancaster Arts has People Show 137: God Knows How Many; and CLAY, Leeds has Homos + Houmous

The following week (w/c 23 Mar) Madame Ovary is at Royal Exchange Theatre; Riz Ahmed at Mayfield Depot; BLKDG at The Lowry. Elsewhere, Best of BE  is in Leeds; while David Hoyle is in Hedda in Ormskirk.

Have a good and clean-handed weekend and hope to see you at Idol.

Best

Tamsin

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Performance Programme Spring 2020

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: get prepped...


As Friday morning teases an illusory burst of spring, maybe we can temporarily blank-out the almost biblical storms, pestilence and plagues of locusts... While next week is a little lean on the performance front, there's a bit of stockpile coming so get preparing!

This weekend you can still catch Sophie Woolley's Augmented at The Royal Exchange Theatre and Willy Hudson's Bottom at The Lowry (both until Sat 7 Mar); and Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin at HOME (until 14 Mar) plus Leo Burtin's Good Appetiteat Manchester Art Gallery on Sun 8 Mar (part of Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging (7-14 Mar).

Next week (w/c 9 Mar), Chanje Kunda's Plant Fetish is at Oldham Library on Tue 10 Mar; while MJM also has Avital Raz's My Jerusalem at Manchester Central Library on Wed 11 Mar; plus, for something more AV-based, EARTS Fête 2020 is at Whitworth Locke on on Sun 15 Mar. Elsewhere Liz Lea's Red is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Tue 10 Mar; Beach Body Ready is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Thu 12 Mar; and Mark Thomas's 50 Things About Us is at Liverpool Playhouse on Fri 13 + Sat 14 Mar.

The following week (w/c 16 Mar) is a bit crazy: Word of Warning is co-presenting Jamal Gerald at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Robert LePageAlexander Whitley Dance Co and Best of BE Festival are all at The Lowry; Imitating the Dog is at HOME; + Emergence 2020 is at Waterside, Sale. Further afield, the third Spill Yer Tea is in Liverpool; Vincent Dance + Vicci Riley in Ormskirk: and People Show in Lancaster.

Enjoy the first weekend without a named storm, if the doomsday hoarders haven't already turned it into one long supermarket treasure hunt!

Best

Tamsin

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Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

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: gap stopped...


I find myself not at my sharpest this morning after a very long, somewhat chilly but ultimately very satsifying day's work realising StopGap. As Storm Jorge looms, alongside the antediluvian tradition of women proposing to men on leap day, I'm looking forward to a sofa-weekend, consciously uncoupling from the work I find myself wedded to.

This weekend you can still see Made In China's Super Duper Close Up at The Royal Exchange Theatre (until Sat 29 Feb); and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals is at HOME (until 14 Mar). Lancaster Arts has Nikki + JD's Knot on Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb; and the New Queers on The Block Weekender is in Blackpool (until 29 Feb) with Jackie Hagan + Mandla Rae, tonight, Fri 28 Feb.

Next week (w/c 2 Mar) Transitions Dance is at Waterside, Sale on Tue 3 Mar; Sophie Woolley's Augmented is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (5-7 Mar); Willy Hudson's Bottom is at The Lowry (5-7 Mar); and Figs In Wigs's Little Wimmin is at HOME (5-14 Mar). Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging (7-14 Mar) includes Leo Burtin's Good Appetite at Manchester Art Gallery on Sun 8 Mar.
Elsewhere, on Tue 3 Mar: James Wilton Dance's The Storm is at the LBT, Huddersfield; and Laura Van Hulle's Yin is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University.

The following week (w/c 9 Mar) it's libraries central with Avital Raz in Manchester; and Chanje Kunda in Oldham; while EARTS Fête 2020 promises evening live performance. Elsewhere Liz Lea is in Ormskirk; Beach Body Ready in Sheffield; and Mark Thomas in Liverpool.

As a heads-up, tickets for Jo Bannon's We Are Fucked at The Lowry are available from today.  
I, meanwhile, am off to the glamorous world of the StopGap get-out...

Best

Tamsin

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Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).

Performance Programme Spring 2020

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: stopping the gap...


As we creep towards leap day it's a bit quiet on the performance homefront, but here at Word of Warning we are preparing to leap into the wintery void with our own makeshift proposal. Before that, this weekendKinetic's [INTIMATE] festival (til Sun 23 Feb) might appeal to the sonically curious; while over in Liverpool you can catch Imitating the Dog's Night of the Living Dead at the Everyman + Playhouse until Sat 22 Feb (coming to HOME in March) and Alexis Teplin's It's My Pleasure To Participate at The Bluecoat on Sat 22 Feb.

Next week (w/c 24 Feb), for us it's all about Emergency StopGap on Thu 27 Feb (6-10pm) - 13 pieces, mainly durational, dotted around NIAMOS's faded grandeur, with artists Bethany Mountain, Chris Owen, Kris Canavan, Krissi Musiol, Martin Hamblen, Natalie Wardle, Oliver Ford, Philip Bedwell, Powder Keg, Shkiesha, Susanna Amato, Tink Flaherty + TomYumSim.
It's pay what you decide, you can come and go as you please (full programme here) - but DO wrap up warmly!

Beyond Hulme, Help! I think I might be fabulous is at New Adelphi, University of Salford on Mon 24 Feb;  Made In China's Super Duper Close Up is at The Royal Exchange Theatre (26-29 Feb); and Bourgeois + Maurice's Insane Animals is at HOME (28 Feb - 15 Mar).
Further afield, Lancaster Arts has Talent Hub's Helm on Tue 25 Feb; and Nikki + JD's Knot on Fri 28 + Sat 29 Feb.  Search Party's Storm is at The Media Factory in Preston on Wed 26 Feb;  DaDaFest Scratch is at The Unity, Liverpool on Thu 27 Feb; and the New Queers on The Block Weekender with Oozing GloopJackie Hagan + Mandla Rae is in Blackpool (27-29 Feb).

The following week (w/c 2 Mar) Transitions Dance is in Sale; Sophie Woolley at The Royal Exchange Theatre; Figs In Wigs at HOME; and Willy Hudson at The Lowry; plus Manchester Jewish Museum's Festival of Belonging begins at Central Library. Elsewhere, James Wilton is in Huddersfield and Laura Van Hulle at Edgehill.

And so... back to the logistics of 13 pieces in a night... hoping to see you at StopGap!

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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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