Hot Brown Honey

Hot Brown Honey

HOME, Manchester. 14 December 2017. For their festive show HOME ditch the fairy at the top of a tree and give us 'Agent of Social Change' Busty Beatz holding forth from the summit of a full-on hive of activism. The Hot Brown Honey hive dominates the stage, a compact structure packed with blindingly bright lights. [...]

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

Royal Exchange, Manchester. 6 & 8 December 2017. Director Michael Buffong shuffles Frank Loesser’s musical along Broadway and uptown to 135th Street. His all-black cast brings Damon Runyon's tales of gamblers, salvationists, chancers and dreamers right in to the beating heart of the Harlem Renaissance. The stage is all hustle and bustle, drugstore doorways, sharp [...]

Eight

Eight

53two, Manchester. 5 December 2017. On the other side of a brick wall, eight characters are waiting. All we know about them are a few lines on a piece of A4. Clues, glimpses, pointers. Angry and volatile. Jolly hockey sticks. Glory boy. Down on her luck. Searching for a little security. No pitch from the actors, just [...]