Insane Animals – HOME, Manchester

In 2017, HOME theatre launched a pioneering project with the aim of bringing the UK's next generation of visionary, acclaimed artists to HOME's main theatre stage. Their first ever T1 Commission is a brand new musical led by award-winning musical comedy cabaret artists, Bourgeois and Maurice. With so many films being recently adapted into musicals,... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – March 2020

March is here. The evenings are getting lighter and it has finally stopped raining! Hopefully it means that spring is on its way. March also heralds the beginning of the new Spring/Summer theatrical season. Many theatres across Manchester have some really exciting work lined up over this season; from brand new musicals to classic revivals.... Continue Reading →

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 →

Oreo – HOME, Manchester

Tania Camara's Oreo is named after the racial term and challenges the idea of whitening oneself to achieve success. It explores what it means to be authentic to yourself, expressed through the medium of performance art. For the duration of the piece, Camara doesn't utter a single word, yet skilfully manages to convey a profound... Continue Reading →

What’s On in Manchester – January 2020

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020! Despite the world seeming stuck in a perpetual purgatory of Brexit, Donald Trump and global warming, there is still cause to celebrate. Manchester's theatre scene continues to thrive. Whether you go regularly, or have made a resolution to see more theatre, there is always plenty to watch. Here are... Continue Reading →

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