Plant Fetish – HOME, Manchester

'I prefer plants to people...', Chanje Kunda declares, reclining on a sofa, surrounded by foliage, sipping a glass of white wine, '...at least they don't talk shit to me'. Kunda's autobiographical spoken word piece, Plant Fetish, makes this lifestyle strangely appealing, as she takes you through the events that led her to discover how plants... Continue Reading →

Cuts of the Cloth – HOME, Manchester

Welcome to the Living History Museum of Hearts and Minds. Exhibit 091101 has successfully completed the Muslim Realignment Programme and will deliver a series of seminars about how to catch the seeds of dissent before they turn into radical extremism. 'DO NOT TOUCH. FRAGILE EXHIBIT.' In a haunting scenario echoing The Handmaid's Tale or Charlie Brooker's... Continue Reading →

Släpstick – HOME, Manchester

The weather outside is frightful. Winter is setting in and the nights are getting darker. Luckily, HOME theatre brings you a winter warmer that will bring even more joy to the Christmas period. Släpstick, a comedic troupe of musicians from Amsterdam, arrive in Manchester with a riotous show that revives the golden age of slapstick... Continue Reading →

The Maids – HOME, Manchester

The Maids is based on the true crime of two sisters who, as maids, murdered their employer's wife and daughter in 1933. The play is written by French dramatist Jean Genet, who was no stranger to spending time behind bars. Using the Papin sisters as his inspiration, Genet's The Maids is a dark, unnerving play... Continue Reading →

Future Bodies – HOME, Manchester

Earlier this year, Rash Dash Theatre blew me away with their radical reworking of Chekhov's Three Sisters at the Royal Exchange Theatre. They now return to Manchester, in collaboration with Unlimited Theatre, to present a revolutionary new production, written by Rash Dash members Helen Goalen, Abbi Greenland and Unlimited Theatre's co-founder, Clare Duffy. Future Bodies... Continue Reading →

OthelloMacbeth – HOME, Manchester

OthelloMacbeth, directed by Jude Christian, brings together two of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies into a single two-hour play. These plays are condensed into two parts, the first being Othello, with Macbeth forming the second half of the production. The main motive behind compressing these plays is to provide a retelling of Shakespeare's tragedies, and inviting... Continue Reading →

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