Oh Man

Oh Man

Contact Young Company with Hetain Patel. 30 August 2018. Earlier this year Contact Young Company shone a spotlight on the ongoing struggle for women's rights with She Bangs The Drums. This time they've got their mechanic's overalls on and they're having a good poke around under the bonnet of manhood. After being accompanied to a [...]

Handlooms

Handlooms

Contact Theatre at Alankar House of Saris, Manchester. 14 March 2018. Rani Moorthy's new play about a mother and son at odds over the future direction of their family's struggling sari business, is given an added layer of authenticity by being performed within a real life Rusholme sari shop. Rajesh (Ashraf Ejjbair) feels a strong [...]

She Bangs The Drums

She Bangs The Drums

Contact Young Company at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. 8 March 2018. Within the historic brick walls of the Museum of Science and Industry's 1830 Warehouse there's a revolution brewing. And I don't mean the cast munching on Lady Doritos in cheeky defiance of the listed building's "no food and drink allowed" rule! [...]

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 [...]

We’re Not Really Here – A Football Opera

We’re Not Really Here – A Football Opera

Contact, Manchester. 21 September 2017. After developing the concept of a 'football opera' with fans in Belgium, and then recreating it in other European cities, the directors of We're Not Really Here (Yahya terryn, Oliver Roels and Gilles De Schryver) bring the show to Manchester for its English premiere. In each city they work with [...]

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Contact, Manchester. 28 July 2017. Contact Young Company and Action Hero. Andy Warhol's prophetic assertion that "In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes" is the starting point for Contact Young Company's new show. What can you do in 15 minutes they ask? Travel to Contact on a bus from Piccadilly or bake [...]

Scorch

Scorch

Contact, Manchester. 24th May 2017. Kes falls in love with Jools and they split up. Kes experiences the joy and pain of a first love. But this is different - Kes was born a girl, and is beginning to identify as a boy. She develops a masculine persona online, meets Jools there and forms a [...]