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 [...]