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Pen:Chant – Home, Manchester

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Pen:Chant is a neo-variety night, an alt-cabaret, an indefinable shambolic mix of artforms in one evening. Pen:Chant occurs throughout the year in fringe venues across Manchester as a platform for known and unknown artists in various artforms; spoken word, poetry, live music, comedy and anything else that has slipped between the cracks. In a special PUSH 2017 ...

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I’m Standing Next To You – Home, Manchester

Director: Tom Hodson Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Having been plucked from the Manchester Fringe of 2016 and picked for the PUSH festival at Home. I’m Standing Next to You is highly topical, challenging why are we more disconnected from each other at a time when we are all constantly available via the internet/messaging/laptop/phones. The show is a promenade piece although actually, ...

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Morale is High (Since we gave up Hope) – Anthony Burgess Institute, Manchester

Writer: Josh Coates, Emma Geraghty, Ross McCaffrey, Hannah Mook and Jake Walton Director: Powder Keg Reviewer: Lizz Clark The title is a contradiction, appropriately – after all, this is the nonsensical era of Brexit and Trump. But what will the future bring? In the post-industrial surroundings of the International Anthony Burgess Institute, Powder Keg want to talk about what happens ...

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Ghosts – Home, Manchester

Niamh Cussak leads the cast in Ghosts

Writer: Henrik Ibsen Adaptor: David Watson Director: Polly Findlay Reviewer: Richard Hall Henrik Ibsen belongs to a small group of influential late 19th Century writers, including Strindberg and George Bernard Shaw, who are credited with creating the so called, "problem play". The plays written during this period and well into the beginning of the 20th Century highlighted social issues and ...

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NEWS: HOME announces PUSH 2017

Manchester’s HOME has today announced plans for PUSH 2017 - a two-week festival which promises to shine a light on regional talent. The festival which will run from 14th - 28th January will be run in association with Auto Trader and will provide an opportunity for some of the North West’s most exciting and vibrant artists the chance to present ...

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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Home, Manchester

 Writer: Michael Morpurgo Director: Emma Rice Reviewer: Mel Duncan Hidden stories and those long forgotten can be the beginnings of magical theatre which teach one to probe deeper into the world around them.  Given that Slapton Sands, the village depicted in Michael Morpurgo’s much-loved book sits in such proximity to Kneehigh’s creative stomping ground, this would be a natural choice of ...

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Gecko: Institute – HOME, Manchester

Artistic Director: Amit Lahav Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Founded in 2001, Gecko is an award-winning physical theatre company led by Artistic Director Amit Lahav, who remains a compelling central devising performer within the company’s diverse range of work. Institute, their latest show, has been two years in the making and is a careful and detailed examination of the ways we care ...

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The Emperor – HOME, Manchester

Writer: Ryszard Kapuściński Adaptor: Colin Teevan Director: Walter Meierjohann Reviewer: Donna Kelly Following the international success ofKafka’s Monkey, Kathryn Hunter reunites with Colin Teevan and Walter Meierjohann to take on Ryszard Kapuściński’s extraordinary tale of corruption, greed and the collapse of absolute power. Based on the 1978 book of the same name, The Emperor tells the story of the decline ...

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