Superposition

Superposition

The Lowry, Salford. 27 October 2017. In ‘Superposition’ Chanje Kunda embarks on a voyage of self-discovery through scientific theory, lap dancing and personal reflection. Pondering her place in the universe, the laws of attraction and even her identity as a woman Kunda seeks insights from a particle physicist, a professor of philosophy and her son. [...]

Duckie

Duckie

Contact, Manchester. 24 October 2017. Once upon a time... cabaret artist Le Gateau Chocolat was inspired to make a show for "families, children and the young at heart". Its name was 'Duckie'. It's the story of a little duckling who can't seem to be the duck his parents want him to be. He can't even [...]

Parliament Square

Parliament Square

Royal Exchange, Manchester. 20 October 2017. Kat is a young woman, who has decided she must sacrifice herself for a greater cause. She never specifies what she is protesting about or the change she is seeking to achieve. Nor do we see how she reaches that threshold. When we meet her she is ready to [...]

Under Glass

Under Glass

The Lowry, Salford. 18 October 2017. Under glass, in the dark, spotlit, on display and moving. Clod Ensemble exhibit seven performers within glass jars and display cases. On their previous visit to The Lowry, the company took us on a journey around the vast spaces of the main theatre with 'An Anatomie in Four Quarters' [...]

Stay Happy, Keep Smiling

Stay Happy, Keep Smiling

53two, Manchester. 17 October 2017. Anna Jordan's 'Stay Happy, Keep Smiling' is a collection of shattered fragments - six lives upended following a terrorist atrocity. It opens with everyone on stage, almost frozen to the spot. Scraps of stories, jumbled feelings, they make little sense. Witnesses to something deeply shocking, they are still processing what [...]

Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian

13 October 2017. Waterside Theatre. Manchester. A Sleepwalk Collective production with the participation of Theatre and Performance. It's autumn outside in Manchester but in an unnamed provincial town in Russia it is spring. Olga and Irina remember their father's funeral a year before and yearn for the Moscow of their memories.  As the two sisters' [...]

Cosmic Scallies

Cosmic Scallies

Royal Exchange, Manchester. 2 October 2017. While in the Royal Exchange's main theatre Sarah Frankcom's production of 'Our Town' cleverly plays around with place and time, in the studio next door Jackie Hagan's new play 'Cosmic Scallies' firmly sticks a pin in a map to locate us in the here and now.  Welcome to 44 [...]