The Beau Defeated – HOME, Manchester

"Discuss the role of the Rake in Restoration comedy" - This was a university assignment I had to write last year. After studying the drama produced during this period, I wrote about William Wycherley's The Country Wife, Etherege's The Man of Mode, and Molière's Misanthrope. Despite Restoration comedies celebrating sexual liberty, the plays written by women have... Continue Reading →

2 Clowns, 1 Cup – HOME, Manchester

Remember those painfully embarrassing sex education lessons in school? The ones where boys went in one room, and girls went into another to be taught about "girly stuff". Remember how unbelievably useless they were? Most people end up learning about puberty and sex through trial and error. Thankfully, Ugly Bucket Theatre are here to put... Continue Reading →

Bost-Uni Plues – HOME, Manchester

Ugly Bucket Theatre are a company of physical theatre performers that take the guise of clowns. These are not demonic, phobia-inducing clowns, like Pennywise, they are purely a group of highly skilled comics with painted faces. Their unique branch of physical comedy combines slapstick humour with techno dancing, to deliver an explosive examination of Bost-Uni Plues. No,... Continue Reading →

Badass Be Thy Name – HOME, Manchester

Picture this... It's Manchester, 1999. Tommie is sick of his dead-end job, cold calling people. He decides to quit his job and winds up being trained as a vampire hunter by a vampire-slaying priest, Father Badass. He has to defend the world as the Devil has hatched a plan. On the stroke of the Millennium,... Continue Reading →

Handbagged – Oldham Coliseum

Moira Buffini's political satire, Handbagged, invents what happened during the infamous meetings between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, during her term as Prime Minister from 1979 - 1990. We still feel the ramifications of Thatcher's hugely divisive policies today. The closure of coal mines and the introduction of poll tax devastated working-class families. With strikes... 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 →

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