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201 Dance Company: SKIN –Waterside, Sale

Direction & Choreography: Andrea Walker Composer: Norvydas Genys Reviewer: Peter Jacobs 201 Dance Company’s latest production SKIN is presented as part of Queer Contact Festival, celebrating LGBT arts and culture in Greater Manchester. As Contact itself is closed for major refurbishment this year’s Queer Contact – and the rest of their 2018 programme – has been redistributed to other venues ...

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Dancing Bear – Palace Theatre, Manchester 

Writer: Beccy Owen Direction: Jamie Fletcher Original Music: Ric Neale, Beccy Owen & Jamie Fletcher Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Dancing Bear is a new musical commissioned by Contact and presented as part of Queer Contact Festival, celebrating LGBT arts and culture in Greater Manchester. As Contact’s building is closed for major refurbishment this year’s Queer Contact – and the rest of ...

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Laurie Brown: The Daily Grind – Contact, Manchester

The Daily Grind - Brighton Fringe

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs The Daily Grind – which is part of Contact’s annual Queer Contact festival of LGBT arts and culture in Greater Manchester – is a solo show by Laurie Brown that explores in a challenging, witty and gently-confrontational way the complexities of love and sex – mostly sex - in the social media age, with a particular focus ...

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Icarus at the Edge of Time – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Poster image for Icarus At The Edge of Time

Writer: Brian Greene adapted by David Henry Hwang Film Creator and Director: AL and AL Composers: Philip Glass and Jonathon Scott Conductor: Duncan Ward Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Icarus at the Edge of Time is a co-production between two of Manchester’s more iconoclastic theatres: The Contact and HOME. It is staged, however, at a venue geographically halfway between the two: ...

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Queer Contact: To Russia With Love – Contact, Manchester

Artistic Director: Adam Zane Writers: Adam Zane, Rob Ward, Chris Hoyle and Stephen M Hornby Reviewer: Peter Jacobs To Russia With Love came about from a desire to question and respond to the treatment of gay people in the Russian Federation, brought to a head by recent changes in the law making the 'promotion' of gay relationships illegal: a law ...

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The Secret Diaries of a Teenage Queer – Contact, Manchester

Writer: Sarah Evans Director: Rachel Moorhouse Reviewer: Robin Winters [Rating:4] There’s been an exciting air of anticipation around The Secret Diaries of a Teenage Queer, showing at Contact as part of Queer Contact Festival. The show sold out weeks in advance, Contact added an additional performance due to popular demand, which also sold out. This is a pretty impressive feat ...

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QC2013: The House of Contact – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4.5] The House of Contact is a bold and extravagant new addition to the Queer Contact festival. Producer Barry Priest has come good on his commitment to keep dance as one of the key offers in this varied festival programme. The House of Contact is an ambitious upscaling of DawN Crandell’s popular Mixed Movement event series, which ...

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Queer Contact : Comedy Playground – Contact, Manchester

Reviewer : Helen Patrick [Rating:4] Comedy Playground opened up Queer Contact 2013 festival with a bang, with a mixture of local and national comedians on the bill, there was bound to be something for everyone, and some more successful than others but at the bargain price of £8 a ticket you would find it difficult to claim you were hard ...

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