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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
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 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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
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: 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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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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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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 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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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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
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 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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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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
Reminder: The Quiet Man Dave Prize is inviting new writing about theatre and performance across the city (deadline 17 Apr).
 

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)



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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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Been to one of our events recently? Please help us by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey, a joint project with Live Art UK & The Audience Agency learning about national audiences for live art.
 

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)



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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

(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)



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