HOME, Manchester announces new February to September 2018 season

HOME, Manchester has today announced its new season of international theatre, visual art, film and dance which will run at the venue from February to September 2018.


As announced by Walter Meierjohann (Artistic Director: Theatre, HOME), theatre highlights will include the return of Hofesh Shechter Company in early 2018 with a HOME co-commission, the critically acclaimed Grand Finale – part dance, part gig, part theatre and wholly original.

HOME will also present a new production of Circle Mirror Transformation, directed by Bijan Sheibani and introducing Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker to Manchester audiences. This is followed by a new production of Eugene O’Neill’s devastating masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night; co-production with Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow.

Also heading to HOME’s Theatre 1 and Theatre 2 stages are many world-class touring shows including work by Action Hero, Actors Touring Company & Orange Tree Theatre, The Bare Project, Breach Theatre, Hoipolloi, David Hoyle, Kneehigh, Lyric Hammersmith, Jake Murray, National Theatre, Sh!t Theatre and Scottee.


As announced by Sarah Perks (Artistic Director: Visual, HOME), HOME’s visual art strand will feature a solo exhibition by Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler, The Scar, a new fiction-film installation weaving together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, fantasy and reality into a disrupted narrative and exploration of genre; artist film season NOW: Moving Image By Chinese Contemporary Female Artists, presenting a specially curated programme of contemporary moving image by female artists working across China today; HOME Artist Film’s next distribution, the award-winning Rey, directed by American screenwriter Niles Atallah; and a whole new series of the ever popular HOME Projects with exhibitions by Mario Popham and Tom Baskeyfield, Jez Dolan, Susan Gunn, and Camille Smithwick.


Jason Wood (Artistic Director: Film, HOME) has outlined an intriguing Film programme with highlights including: One Film Wonders, by directors with just a sole directorial credit; May ’68, exploring the films that document the volatile period of civil unrest in France – a cultural, social and moral turning point in the history of the country and beyond; The Dark Page, exploring the literary background of film noir and seasons dedicated to influential filmmakers and actors including Albert Finney and Harry Dean Stanton.

Other highlights include: the return of HOME favourite Jazz on Film and NOW: Moving Image By Chinese Contemporary Female Artists, showcasing moving image by female artists working in China today.


¡Viva! festival returns from Thursday 12 April to Saturday 5 May, 2018, with a HOME-wide celebration of theatre, film and contemporary visual art from across Spain and Latin America.

For 2018, inspired by Latin America’s long history of political turmoil, the festival will be exploring and celebrating the art and artists that have attempted to articulate, support and sometimes challenge these revolutionary moments and movements.

Highlights include the world premiere of Corrido, a HOME and The Tiger Lillies co-production set in Mexico, a major new co-commission and solo exhibition from award-winning artist Louis Henderson, who has produced a film based around a collaboration in the Haitian city of Port-au-Prince, alongside an extensive season of season of films with UK premieres and special guests

For more information on the season, and to book tickets, please Click Here.

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