“Young people are at the epicentre of change” – An Interview with Director Tunde Adefioye

There is a revolution happening in Manchester's theatres. Young creatives are producing extraordinary work that is political, provocative, and hugely inspirational. Contact Theatre have been a main contributor to this exciting surge in youth theatre, with their drive towards providing opportunities for emerging young artists. Their recent collaboration with Brazilian activists, ColetivA ocupação, proved that... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – June 2019

It's June! Summer has officially arrived, although somebody should tell that to the British weather! Festival season has kicked off, with Glastonbury, Download, and the Isle of Wight Festival all happening within the coming weeks. If camping in a muddy field isn't your idea of fun, you can always visit the theatre instead. At least... Continue Reading →

When It Breaks It Burns – ColetivA Ocupação Bring Brazilian Political Activism to Moss Side

"Let's occupy the schools. Let's occupy the streets. Let's occupy the theatres. Let's occupy everything." ColetivA Ocupação is a collective group of students from various districts of São Paulo. Their lives were drastically altered by the high school occupations of 2015 and 2016 across Brazil. Combining dance, live music, political activism and performance, they bring... Continue Reading →

No Kids – Contact Theatre (Lowry)

Choosing to start a family and to have children is a monumental, life-changing decision. For LGBT couples, this is further complicated by having to choose how to have a baby, whether through adoption, fostering or surrogacy. There are a host of different choices available to aspiring parents, but which one is best? In No Kids, real-life... Continue Reading →

What’s on in Manchester – February 2019

Sick of hearing about Brexit? I know I am! If you need an escape from hard borders, Irish backstops and this cold weather, how about a trip to the theatre? Here are some of the shows you can watch in Manchester theatres throughout February. Obviously, this is not the only theatre available. Manchester is one of the most exciting places for... Continue Reading →

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