warnmcr: housewarming...

The Govt's levelling up agenda could now mean maintaining a high Tier from the bottom of the European cliff - but, never fear, theatre is obviously ok as Shakespeare has been vaccinated... Amid all the uncertainty, incredibly, there are still a few definite (or possible) cultural options out there:

HOME has Sh!t Theatre's Sh!t Actually (12-21 Dec - livestreaming on Sat 12 Dec) and, for the young, Le Gateau Chocolat's Duckie (on demand from 16 Dec).
MIF has Riz Ahmed's Long Goodbye online on Sat 19 Dec (bookings open 1 Dec).
NIAMOS has Letsby Avenue (20-23 Dec online, and in person if Tier permits)
Again, should Tier permit, The Lowry is still aiming to run Six live (19 Dec - 17 Jan), or if it's trad panto you're after, the Manchester Opera House is aiming to run Sleeping Beauty (24 Dec - 10 Dec)

Meanwhile, we, at Word of Warning, are offering a digital housewarmer for the not so festive season in the shape of Domesticated, an online home for domestic performance videos, opening its door today. Designed by Ghost and John, our first houseguests are: Beth Clayton, Freddie Watkins, Heather Bandenburg, Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton, Mahboobeh Rajabi, Nicholas Tee, Oliver Ford, Sandra Bouguerch.

This is probably one just for the artists here, unless anyone else is fascinated by the finer details of funding schemes(!): this coming Monday (14 Dec 3pm) we are doing Project or Process... or Strictly Come Funding, a slightly playful look at which ACE fund (NLPG or DYCP) better suits which kind of work. 

As the countdown to humbugfest looms, I'm going to give your inboxes a rest for a few weeks but will be back early in the New Year with news of our next live Domestic (planned for 13 Jan). As ever, keep checking our News + Information page for more pointers to opportunities and show videos online, and @WarnMcr on Twitter for short-notice performances.

I'll be radically changing my view for the next few weeks (from laptop screen to TV screen); and while I can't invite anyone round to my actual home for xmas, please do visit our online one at Domesticated.

See you in 2021!



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Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2020

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A day out for the curious.
Ayzmar | Dan Sanders | Ghost and John | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Kelvin Atmadibrata | Lydia Cottrell | Maryam Hashemi | Miray Sidhom | Mitzee (DEAD PIG) | Rowena Gander | Sebastian H-W | Simon Carroll-Jones & Wayne Steven Jackson | Tom Ryalls

Ongoing. Online


A home for video performance.
Beth Clayton | Freddie Watkins | Heather Bandenburg | Kellie Colbert & Deborah Newton | Mahboobeh Rajabi | Nicholas Tee | Oliver Ford | Sandra Bouguerch