Autumn seems to have hit with a vengeance weather-wise and with it the world of warm, dark performance spaces is gradually re-opening its doors.
This mail marks the launch of Word of Warning's Autumn/Winter Programme which gets going in earnest on Sat 5 Oct with our traditional season opener, Emergency at BLANKSPACE and Z-arts; followed by an outing to Contact with RashDash's Ugly Sisters (11/12 Oct).
November sees us venture into new, but strangely familiar territory, with a site-specific mini-festival in a block of flats. Not that it's me taking my work home with me or anything, but Hulme tower block Cooper House will play home to Domestic (8-17 Nov) - a series of very intimate pieces by Jo Bannon, Alex Bradley + Scott Smith, J. Fergus Evans, Small Acts, the vacuum cleaner, Leentje Van de Cruys and Greg Wohead. Ticket booking opens on next Fri 13 Sept (auspicious) - book early as everything is VERY limited capacity.
We then round off the season on Fri 29 Nov with the return of the very marvellous Stacy Makishi, back at Z-arts (make a weekend of it, with Stacy on Friday and Bryony Kimmings at Contact on Saturday - look out for a forthcoming ticket offer!)
In the nearer future, there are a few things to keep an eye out for in the next couple of weeks:
At the more theatrical end of the scale, the Royal Exchange Studio has Chris Thorpe's There May Have Been An Incident (4-21 Sept) and The Lowry has Chris Goode's Monkey Bars (13/14 Sept).
Manchester Dance Consortium's Platform 0.3 is at Piccadilly Place on Tue 10 Sept, and the monthly Tales of Whatever is at the Castle on Wed 11 Sept and the first Mother's Ruin of the season is at Contact on Fri 20 Sept.
Up in Lancaster, LEAP are busy with Paper People Theatre's Uncanny Corner (tonight Fri 6 Sept) and Leaping Out 2 on Fri 13 Sept. Also opening on Fri 13 (til Tue 17), is the Seven Traces Festival at the University of Lancaster.
Over the next couple of weeks we'll be updating the Word of Warning Google calendar with what's coming up around the region, alongside bringing more information about the full Emergency programme.
Next up on Word of Warning: Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2013
Sat 5 Oct, 12noon-11pm. BLANKSPACE | Z-arts
A free day-out for the curious.
Fri 11 + Sat 12 Oct, 8pm. Contact
THE UGLY SISTERS
Fri 8 — Sun 17 Nov. Cooper House
Performance stripped bare.
the vacuum cleaner | Leentje Van de Cruys | J. Fergus Evans | Greg Wohead | Small Acts | Alex Bradley + Scott Smith | Jo Bannon
Fri 29 Nov, 7.30pm. Z-arts
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