HOME, Manchester announces 2019/2020 theatre programme!

HOME, Manchester has today announced its theatre programme for Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020, which features brand-new HOME commissions, returning favourites, UK premieres and brand-new work.

As previously announced, the season will open with the HOME and National Theatre Scotland co-production of Red Dust Road, adapted by Tanika Gupta from Jackie Kay’s moving memoir of the same name.



The season also features the regional premiere of Debris Stevenson’s semi-autobiographical Poet in Da Corner, direct from the Royal Court, and the UK premiere of Forced Entertainment’s Out of Order.



Following a sold-out run of their inaugural production, Emma Rice’s Wise Children return with new show, Malory Towers, and HOME Associate Artists 1927 also return to headline Christmas at HOME with their new-show, Roots.

Other Christmas theatre productions for families include Little Angel’s adaptation of David WalliamsThe Slightly Annoying Elephant.



The line-up also features work from the Young Vic, Roundhouse, Breach Theatre, Bryony Kimmings, English Touring Theatre, Brief’s Factory, Little Angel and a special guest appearance from the safari rangers from Chester Zoo at a December Family Fun Day.

Two new productions building on HOME’s work to integrate captioning alongside bilingual English and BSL performers also feature. Both Ad Infinitum and Told by an Idiot make their debuts with the HOME-commissioned Extraordinary Wall of Silence and The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel respectively.



Further HOME commissions include Chanje Kunda’s Plant Fetish, first seen at Push Festival 2019, and Company Chameleon’s The Shadow.

Frequent collaborators Gecko will also team up with Mind the Gap for new commission A Little Space, adding to previously announced commissions by associate artist Scottee with his swansong production Class, and Javaad Alipoor’s Rich Kids.



Rounding out the jam-packed season will be the fourth annual Orbit Festival – which will present 10 shows in 15 days this September – and Push Festival, which will return in January to showcase the wealth and breadth of creative talent across the North West.



Director and CEO Dave Moutrey said:

“This is a very exciting time for HOME’s stages as we create, collaborate and play host to distinctive work and stories that speak up for our city. Featuring old friends and new artists, our journey to reach more people, develop more ground-breaking ideas and support a new generation of artists continues as we move toward our fifth birthday year. We are committed to creating original work that excites and engages the people of our city, and to developing the careers of artists – especially those who call Manchester home. With the recent appointment of Jude Christian as our new Associate Director, over the next few years we will increase our investment in developing new work and support even more of this exciting new generation of artists.”


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

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