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 [...]

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 [...]

Freak

Freak

53two, Manchester. 1 September 2017. "Who run the world? Girls!". Anna Jordan's 'Freak' is a fiercely forensic examination of the pressures women face and the price they pay. It considers these issues through the lives of 15-year-old Leah struggling with her first serious relationship and 30-year-old Georgie at a crossroads after the end of a [...]