As the damp dregs of Summer drift away and the 'treacle* world decompresses post-Edinburgh, we find ourselves poised to convoke a new season. While I'm tempted to follow fashion and prorogue this Weekly Warning for another week or two, instead I thought I'd take the opportunity to let you know about the new Word of Warning Autumn/Winter 2019 Programme. (*theatreacle!)
Starting with an unusually early Emergency on Sat 21 Sep - our twentieth (yes 20!) sprawls across the cavernous NIAMOS in the daytime, then ups-sticks back to Z-arts for the evening. Current count of works is 34 - which is the biggest we've ever done in one day - so watch this space!
We will also be returning to The Lowry for two visits - the first for Lauren Hendry's Tetra-Decathlon, directed by Jenna Watt; the second for Tom Cassani's new feat of prestidigitation I Promise You That Tonight.
October sees something a bit special - the return to Manchester of the iconic Ron Athey with Acephalous Monster, once more taking over the decaying splendour of NIAMOS in a sited version of this radical ritual for transformation.
Elsewhere in the general locality, everything really kicks off in earnest w/c 16 Sep. So in the interim - for planning purposes - you could check out some of the further flung festivals: IBT The Summit in Bristol (11-13 Oct) + Fierce in Birmingham (15-20 Oct).
I'm off to juggle the logistics of 34 pieces and 2 buildings and to wonder why on earth I'm doing it!
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Sat 21 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Hulme
Daytime: 12noon-4.30pm | NIAMOS
Evening: 5pm-10pm | STUN Studio + Z-arts
Wed 2 Oct, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Wed 23 Oct, 7.30pm (doors 7pm). £5/10/15 | NIAMOS
Wed 6 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
I PROMISE YOU THAT TONIGHT
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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.