Insane Animals

Insane Animals

HOME, Manchester. There can't be many shows that can lay claim to transforming an ancient Mesopotamian ruler into an unlikely ear-worm but cult cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice's first foray into full length musical theatre has left King Gilgamesh's name lodged on random repeat in my head now for five days and counting. Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh. [...]

Green Door

Green Door

King's Arms, Salford. On a family break to Haven Holidays, Ann finds herself unexpectedly falling for good-looking barman Danny. His charming smile and shiny shoes attract her attention but it's their shared taste in music, including a love of Shakin' Stevens, that seals the deal. It was, she says, a "match made in heaven". Three [...]

Freedom to Move

Freedom to Move

HOME, Manchester. PUSH Festival 2020. Katie isn't contagious, she isn't permanently attached to her wheelchair, and she doesn't sleep in it. That she has to clarify this might seem incredible but responding to ridiculous and insensitive questions has become a regular occurrence for Katie Staples ever since she took possession of a set of wheels. [...]

Ladybones

Ladybones

HOME, Manchester. PUSH Festival 2020. When archaeologist Nuala unearths a skeleton, she finds herself increasingly drawn to the person it once was. That neat collection of bones buried face down in the ground so many years ago are all that is left of a small frail girl. As she pieces together details about who she [...]