The Verdict – Oldham Coliseum

"No life should ever be small". These words drive Boston attorney, Frank Galvin, to seek justice for his client, Debbie, after she is left in a coma by supposed medical malpractice, during a difficult labour. Filing a suit against St Catherine's Hospital, professional doctors, the church, and the country's best attorney, Frank certainly has a... Continue Reading →

The Stretch – 53two

After Joe Ainsworth's 15 minute short, The Stretch, received critical acclaim in JB Shorts '19, it has been extended to an hour long play, depicting the ten year prison sentence of its protagonist, Lee. The Stretch is a powerful play, combining dialogue with music and dance, to expose the violence, mental turmoil, and blunt realities... Continue Reading →

Buckets – The King’s Arms, Salford

Life is constructed from a million small moments of seemingly little significance. However meaningless, these are the moments that define who we are. Adam Barnard's Buckets is a collection of thirty-three interconnected small scenes depicting everyday life, from family matters and blossoming relationships, to depression and confronting mortality. Each scene is unique and captivating, encapsulating... Continue Reading →

Wise Children – HOME, Manchester

"Welcome to the wrong side of the tracks". In Brixton, identical twin showgirls, Dora and Nora Chance celebrate their 75th birthday. On the other side of the Thames, in Chelsea, their father Melchior Hazard, the greatest Shakespearean actor of the age turns 100. An invite to their father's birthday party takes the Chances on a... Continue Reading →

The Adhesion of Love – Martin Harris Centre

Marking LGBT History Month, Stephen Hornby's The Adhesion of Love celebrates the Victorian men for whom homosexuality was strictly forbidden. In a time when being openly gay was punishable by incarceration, the story of these incredible men is vitally important and needs to be told to a contemporary audience. "We must not let social conventions... Continue Reading →

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