warnmcr: bad language...

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This week the Government has seemingly developed an acute case of logophobia - or another phobia they'd rather couch as 'wrongism'; while in Rochdale, the Opposition has simply ceded the debate to the Big Brother cat

On this delightful first day of 'Spring' in parts cultural:
This weekend, Chris Thorpe's A Family Business is at HOME (until 2 Mar); while in Leeds, Verve are at the Riley Theatre tonight Fri 1 Mar.

Next week (w/c 4 Mar) in a tribute to Nigel Charnock, Marco D'Agostin's Best Regards is at The Lowry on Tue 5 Mar. Verve are at New Adelphi, University of Salford on Sat 9 Mar - or for something more discursive there's a Bunker Talk at The Salutation on Tue 5 Mar.
To the West, the Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Wendy Houstoun's Watch It on Tue 5 Mar and Vanhulle Dance's Olive Branch on Thu 7 Mar; while in Liverpool, Izzie Major's The Bedroom is at the Adelphi Hotel (6-9 Mar). To the East,  The Polar Bear (is dead) is at The LBT, Huddersfield on Wed 6 Mar; while in Leeds, FlawBored's It's a Motherf*cking Pleasure is at Leeds Playhouse (7-9 Mar) and Kasra Jalilipour's Apocrypha of the Later Saints is at CLAY on Fri 8 Mar.

The following week, (w/c 11 Mar) on Mon 11 Mar Seamas Carey's Help! I Think I'm A Nationalist is at Bolton Octagon. The Lowry has Imitating the Dog's Frankenstein (12-14 Mar), Wendy Houstoun's Watch It on Thu 14 Mar and Marisa Carnesky's Showwomen on Sat 16 Mar (also in Lancaster on Thu 14 Mar). Jenny Baines & Anna Macdonald's Collaborative Sharing at Pink in Stockport on Thu 14 Mar. Criptic Arts' Self and Other is at HOME on Fri 15 + Sat 16 Mar and there's the Not Quite Light Festival in Swinton (15-17 Mar - though details of what it entails are sparse).
The Arts Centre at Edgehill University has Altered Skin's Fatherhood on Tue 12 Mar and The Polar Bear (is dead) on Thu 14 Mar. Also on Thu 14 Mar, Rosy Carrick's Musclebound is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield.

As a footnote, if you're looking for a night out in Cheshire - check out The Upside Down Cabaret at the Live Rooms, Chester, on the last Wednesday of the month.

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

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Tamsin

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Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm. PWYD | Company Chameleon Studios
TURN 2024
New North West Dance.

Sat 27 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
HIGH STEAKS
ELOINA


warnmcr: order, order...

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As our elected leaders hijack the suffering of thousands to play out partisan toddler-worthy squabbling worthy of toddlers, in artsworld the order of business is still quite sparse:

This weekend, Figs in Wigs' Big Finish is at HOME (until Sat 24 Feb); and Drag & Draw is at PINK in Stockport on Fri 23 Feb.
Elsewhere, Imitating the Dog's Frankenstein is at Leeds Playhouse (until Sat 24 Feb); and Eleanor May Blackburn's Does My Fanny Look Big In This? is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Fri 23 Feb. Bi-Topia is at Blackpool Grand on Fri 23 Feb; while Jenny Sealey's Self-Raising is at Liverpool Everyman on Fri 23 + Sat 24 Feb.

Next week (w/c 26 Feb) Chris Thorpe's A Family Business is at HOME (29 Feb - 2 Mar) + New Arrangements: Method Over Matter is at PINK in Stockport on Thu 29 Feb.
In Leeds, Verve are at the Riley Theatre on Fri 1 Mar.

The following week, (w/c 4 Mar) Marco D'Agostin's Best Regards is at The Lowry on Tue 5 Mar, and Verve are at New Adelphi, University of Salford on Sat 9 Mar - or for something more discursive there's a Bunker Talk at The Salutation on Tue 5 Mar.
Further afield, in Ormskirk there's Wendy Houstoun's Watch It on Tue 5 Mar (coming to The Lowry on Thu 14 Mar) and Vanhulle Dance's Olive Branch on Thu 7 Mar. Izzie Major's The Bedroom is at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool 6-9 Mar;  The Polar Bear (is dead) is at The LBT, Huddersfield on Wed 6 Mar; while FlawBored's It's a Motherf*cking Pleasure is at Leeds Playhouse (7-9 Mar).

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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Word of Warning
Up Next…

Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm. PWYD | Company Chameleon Studios
TURN 2024
New North West Dance.

Sat 27 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
HIGH STEAKS
ELOINA

warnmcr: receding hairline...

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As the UK economy turns the corner - into recession, the only things not receding are the hairline cracks - or aching chasms in the Tory vote.

This weekend, at The Lowry, there's Scratch Nights x New Earth Academy Fri 16 Feb. For some physical spectacle, you could see Ockham's Razor's Tess (until 17 Feb) or, for some great performers, Wise Children's Blue Beard at HOME (until 24 Feb) .  Elsewhere, Imitating the Dog's Frankenstein is at Leeds Playhouse (until 24 Feb); and Eleanor May Blackburn's Does My Fanny Look Big In This? is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Fri 16 + 23 Feb.

Next week (w/c 19 Feb) Figs in Wigs' Big Finish is at HOME (21-24 Feb); and Drag & Draw is at PINK in Stockport on Fri 23 Feb.
Further afield, Andy Smith + Lynsey O'Sullivan's A Citizen's Assembly is at Lancaster Arts on Wed 21 Feb; Bi-Topia is at Blackpool Grand on Thu 22 + Fri 23 Feb; while Jenny Sealey's Self-Raising is at Liverpool Everyman on Fri 23 + Sat 24 Feb.

The following week, (w/c 26 Feb) is very quiet: Chris Thorpe's A Family Business is at HOME (29 Feb - 2 Mar) + New Arrangements: Method Over Matter is at PINK in Stockport on Thu 29 Feb. In Leeds, Verve are at the Riley Theatre on Fri 1 Mar.

Meanwhile, we at Word of Warning have a couple of things creeping up this spring: Turn 2024 spins into sight on Fri 22 Mar; while the ante is upped with ELOINA's High Steaks on Sat 27 Apr.

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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Information for artists: habmcr.org


Word of Warning
Up Next…

Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm. PWYD | Company Chameleon Studios
TURN 2024
New North West Dance.

Sat 27 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
HIGH STEAKS
ELOINA



warnmcr: lonely hearts club...

... or flat as a pancake? Possibly apt descriptors for this slow start to the season...

This weekend, TS Crew's No Dragon, No Lion is at Company Chameleon Studios, tonight Fri 9 Feb; while Maura Jackson's Even More O' Me is at Bolton Octagon on Sun 11 Feb.

Next week, w/c 12 Feb parts Mancunian are pretty quiet, but there's Scratch Nights x New Earth Academy at The Lowry on Fri 16 Feb.
Elsewhere, Dora Colqhoun's Jam and Chemicals is at the Arts Centre, Edgehill University on Tue 13 Feb; Imitating the Dog's Frankenstein is at Leeds Playhouse (15-24 Feb); Gamble is at The Duke's, Lancaster on Thu 15 Feb; and Eleanor May Blackburn's Does My Fanny Look Big In This? is at Theatre Deli, Sheffield on Fri 16 + 23 Feb.

The following week, w/c 19 Feb Figs in Wigs' Big Finish is at HOME (21-24 Feb); Andy Smith + Lynsey O'Sullivan's A Citizen's Assembly is at Lancaster Arts on Wed 21 Feb; Bi-Topia is at Blackpool Grand on Thu 22 + Fri 23 Feb; while Jenny Sealey's Self-Raising is at Liverpool Everyman on Fri 23 + Sat 24 Feb.

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

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Tamsin

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warnmcr: fit for the future...

So we launch into the new year and a new season with what we will inevitably look back on as a true artistic highlight: Joe Wicks's MOVE Manchester at Aviva Studios... a taste of the future of cultural venues?

For those of us not into PE with Joe, next week (w/c 22 Jan) there's an unseasonal blast of activity with Future Flares at MMU featuring award-winning Enkidu Khaled's Working Method on Wed 24  + Fri 26 Jan, Reckless Sleepers' String Section, Michael Pinchbeck's Another Way of Telling and Gillian Dyson's Nerve in the Bone on Thu 25 Jan and An Image is an Act Not a Thing on Fri 26 Jan.
The Lowry has Bitteroot's If It's To Break on Wed 24 Jan, Company Chameleon Studios has Beyond The Studio - Connect on Thu 25 Jan and Hope Mill has the Create sharing on Fri 26 Jan.
In Leeds, Northern Rascals' Shed is at the Riley Theatre on Sat 27 Jan.

The following two weeks (w/c 29 Jan + w/c 5 Feb) see a return to a more traditional seasonal lull - but there's Bi-Topia at Sale Waterside on Fri 2 + Sat 3 Feb; and at The LBT, Huddersfield on Wed 7 Feb.
Marisa Carnesky's Showwomxn is at the Drama Studio in Sheffield on Sat 3 Feb (coming to the Lowry in March).
On Thu 8 Feb, As SHE Likes It is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University; and Gandini Juggling Project is at the Duke's in Lancaster; while, on Sat 10 Feb, Maura Jackson Even More O' Me is at Bolton Octagon on Sun 11 Feb.

The Weekly Warning will be back in a couple of weeks when activity starts to pic up a bit more.

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

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Tamsin

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warnmcr: fiscal drag...

... not the next new cabaret night, but the sleight of hand where the Chancellor pulls a tax rabbit from his hat and yet we're still worse off. Surely the illusion wasn't a Spring election bunny? Meanwhile in winter:

This weekend, Rowland's Leaving's 100 Screens is at Longsight Art Space and Ridiculusmus's So is at The Lowry both tonight, Fri 24 Nov; while Tom Dale Company's Surge 360 is at Sale Waterside on Sat 25 Nov. In Liverpool, at the Williamson Tunnels, Homotopia has an EAT ME Cave Weekender (Fri 24-Sun 26 Nov) including EM Williams + Henri T's Always Been Here on Sat 25 Nov.

Next week (w/c 27 Nov) is the start of the seasonal slow-down. There's Laura Murphy's A Spectacle of Herself on Tue 28 Nov at The Lowry. Van Huynh Company's In Realness is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University on Thu 30 Nov;  and Company Mek's Father Politics is at the Riley Theatre, Leeds on Sat 1 Dec.

For the rest of December there's Debut at the New Adelphi, Salford on Mon 4 Dec; a Bunker Talk with Jade Monserrat at the Salutation on Tue 5 Dec; Lightwaves on Salford Quays (7-10 Dec) and two nights of queer Jewish performance at Manchester Jewish Museum (Sun 10 Dec) and Islington Mill (Sat 16 Dec) respectively. In Leeds, there's Motus Mori's Corpus at the Art Gallery (8-10 Dec); in Liverpool there's Top Joe's Christmas Mass at the Everyman on Sat 16 Dec.
One to look out for in January is Andy Smith + Lynsey O'Sullivans A Citizens' Assembly at the Lowry on 18 Jan.

The Weekly Warning is going to take a seasonal break now and will be back mid January when the early shoots of performance start to appear.

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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warnmcr: lord of the flies...

As one former party leader enters the Lords and another the Jungle, we can only wonder which one is Piggy...

This weekend, Company Chameleon present Uplift in Openshaw, tonight Fri 17 Nov, and Deep Flow at Aviva Studios on Sun 19 Nov. Frantic Assembly's Metamorphosis at The Lowry and Reece Williams's This Kind of Black  at HOME both continue until Sat 18 Nov

In Liverpool, Homotopia has David Hoyle's Ten Commandments at the Unity on Fri 17 Nov; and Queercore Double Bill at the Playhouse on Sat 18 Nov.
In Sheffield In the Realm of the Dark Rabbit is at the Drama Studio on Fri 17 Nov and Avital Raz's Unnatural Cycles is at Theatre Deli on Sat 18 Nov.
In Hebden Bridge, Siobhan Davies + Charlie Morrissey are at Wainsgate Chappel on Sat 18 Nov.

Next week (w/c 20 Nov) Rowland's Leaving's 100 Screens is at Lonsight Art Space and Ridiculusmus's So at The Lowry both on on Fri 24 Nov; while Tom Dale Company's Surge 360 is at Sale Waterside on Sat 25 Nov. 
Further afield Forced Entertainment's If All Else Fails is at Lancaster Arts on Tue 21 Nov. In Leeds Harry-Clayton Wright's A Night at the Plaza is at Howard Assembly Room on Wed 22 Nov + Eloina's High Steaks is at CLAY on Thu 23 Nov. 
Also on Thu 23 Nov: Rose Condo's How To Starve An Artist is at Theatre Deli in Sheffield, Will Dickie's White Sun is at the Arts Centre at Edgehill University and Porcelain Delaney The Toilet Paper Diaries is at Unity, Liverpool. 
Also in Liverpool, Homotopia has an EAT ME Cave Weekender Fri 24-Sun 26 Nov at the Williamson Tunnels.

The following couple of weeks (from 27 Nov) really see the seasonal slow-down. There's Laura Murphy at The Lowry, Van Huynh Company in Ormskirk and Company Mek in Leeds. Into December there's Debut at the New Adelphi, Salford; a Bunker Talk with Jade Monserrat at the Salutation and two nights of queer Jewish performance for Chanukah at Manchester Jewish Museum and Islington Mill respectively.

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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warnmcr: losing the plot...

While cruellagate rages through the central cabal, on the fringes, the former cultural supremo unleashes her latest opus, conspiracy-theorising the plight of her fallen idol... Meanwhile, in the real world, the rest of us are getting on with the last big charge before the seasonal venus flytraps overtake us...

This weekend,  ACE Dance's Unknown Realms is at The Lowry on Fri 10 + Sat 11 Nov; while The Welcome takes over Aviva Studios (11-19 Nov).
Further afield Sheffield Plahyouse has Penguin on Fri 10 Nov and Parler Femme on Sat 11 Nov. In Warrington Company Carpi's When You Light A Candle is at the Pyramid on Sat 11 Nov; while Homotopia kicks off in Liverpool (11 Nov-2 Dec).

Next week (w/c 13 Nov) is seriously busy! Frantic Assembly's Metamorphosis is at The Lowry (14-18 Nov); Miranda Prag's An Attempt to Lose Time is at the New Adelphi on Wed 15 Nov; Reece Williams's This Kind of Black (Requiem for Black Boy) is at HOME (15-18 Nov); Company Chameleon's Uplift is in Openshaw on Fri 17 Nov and Tim Crouch's Truth's A Dog Must To Kennel is at Contact on Thu 16 Nov (also at Lancaster Arts on Wed 15 Nov); and Company Chameleon's Deep Flow is at Aviva Studios on Sun 19 Nov.

In Liverpool, Homotopia at the Unity has Black Sheep on Wed 15 Nov and David Hoyle's Ten Commandments on Fri 17 Nov; at the Invisible Wind Factory: Chosen Haram on Thu 16 Nov; and at the Playhouse: Queercore Double Bill on Sat 18 Nov.
Hidden Track's The Cost of Everything is at Sheffield Drama Studio on Tue 14 Nov and The Duke's Lancaster on Thu 16 Nov. There's a Scratch Night at Pyramid Arts in Warrington on Thu 16 Oct; while in Sheffield In the Realm of the Dark Rabbit is at the Drama Studio on Fri 17 Nov and Avital Raz's Unnatural Cycles is at Theatre Deli on Sat 18 Nov. In Hebden Bridge, Siobhan Davies + Charlie Morrissey are at Wainsgate Chappel on Sat 18 Nov.

The following week (w/c 20 Nov) Mancunia seems a bit quiet: Rowland's Leaving is at Lonsight Art Space; Ridiculusmus at The Lowry and Surge 360 at Sale Waterside. Further afield Forced Entertainment are in Lancaster; Harry-Clayton Wright + High Steaks in Leeds; Rose Condo in Sheffield; Porcelain Delaney in Liverpool; Will Dickie in Ormskirk while Homotopia has an EAT ME Cave Weekender!

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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warnmcr: explosive...

In a week of explosive revelations surrounding Bojo the clown and his cabal, suddenly the fireworks recalling the Gunpowder Plot seem a little more tame. As performative as it all may be, in the actual world of performance, the next couple of weeks are pretty busy:

This weekend, Lewys Holt's The Empty Orchestra is at Waterside Arts, Sale on Sat 4 Nov; while Mark Thomas is in England + Son at HOME until Sat 4 Nov; and Free Your Mind comes to a close at Aviva Studios on Sun 5 Nov.
In Leeds, Ellie Harrison's All That Lives is at CLAY on Sat 4 Nov; while in Sheffield,  James Wilton Dance's Lore is at the Drama Studio also on Sat 4 Nov.

Next week (w/c 6 Nov) at The Lowry there's Joe Sellman-Leava's Fanboy on Thu 9 Nov and ACE Dance's Unknown Realms on Fri 10 + Sat 11 Nov; while The Welcome takes over Aviva Studios (11-19 Nov) - alternatively there's a Bunker Talk with The Long Dead Stars at The Salutation on Tue 7 Nov.
Further afield Black Sheep is at The Duke's in Lancaster on Wed 8 Nov; at Sheffield Plahyouse, Penguin is on Thu 9 + Fri 10 Nov and Parler Femme is on Sat 11 Nov. In Warringtoin Company Carpi's When You Light A Candle is at the Pyramid on Sat 11 Nov; while Homotopia kicks off in Liverpool (11 Nov-2 Dec).

The following week (w/c 13 Nov) Frantic Assembly is at The Lowry; An Attempt to Lose Time at the New Adelphi; Reece Williams at HOME; Company Chameleon in Openshaw and Tim Crouch at Contact (also in Lancaster).
In Liverpool, Homotopia has Black Sheep, Chosen Haram, David Hoyle, Queercore Double Bill. Hidden Track are in Sheffield and Lancaster. There's a Scratch Night in Warrington; In the Realm of the Dark Rabbit and Avital Raz in Sheffield and Siobhan Davies + Charlie Morrissey in Hebden Bridge.

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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warnmcr: the darkside...

As the clocks go back, All Hallows' Eve looms and every self-respecting goth makes their way to Whitby, this side of the Pennines is only a touch less dark...

This weekend, Dibby Theatre's Toxic is at HOME (until 28 Oct) and Free Your Mind continues at Aviva Studios (until 5 Nov); while, tonight Fri 27 Oct Watch Us Dance is at New Adelphi and Spam Valley is at 53Two.
In Leeds, Encounters Festival is at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds on Sat 28 Oct; while in Glasgow Take Me Somewhere continues until 28 Oct; and in Ipswich SPILL continues until 29 Oct.

Next week (w/c 30 Oct) Mark Thomas is in England + Son is at HOME (31 Oct-4 Nov).
In Sheffield, at the Playhouse, there's Luca Rutherford's You Heard Me on Mon 30 Oct; while at the Drama Studio there's Bawren Tavaziva's Boys Khaya on Tue 31 Oct and James Wilton Dance's Lore on Sat 4 Nov (also at The Duke's Lancaster on Tue 31 Oct). Fallen Angels' Traces Through Time is at Storyhouse, Chester on Wed 1 Nov; Company Carpi's When You Light a Candle... at the Arts Centre, Edgehill University on Thu 2 Nov; and Ellie Harrison's All That Lives at CLAY, Leeds on Sat 4 Nov.

The following week (w/c 6 Nov) there's Fanboy and Unknown Realms at The Lowry; and The Welcome at Aviva Studios or
for something discursive there's a Bunker Talk with The Long Dead Stars.
Further afield Black Sheep is in Lancaster; Penguin and Parler Femme in Sheffield, Company Carpi in Warrington; while Homotopia kicks off in Liverpool.

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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Information for artists: www.habmcr.org