We've made a little list of people heading up to Edinburgh. We've tried to concentrate on people making their work in Manchester, but we might've thrown a few of our recommendations in there as well!
Sam wants to tell you about five encounters he had on a site called Craigslist
Sam is anxious about the way he gets to know people. About the way he self-sabotages his attempts to communicate and reach out to those around him.
Desperately hilarious and achingly bleak, 5 Encounters on a site called Craigslist is an intricate and tender question mark around our attempts to encounter each other in a technologized world.
The untold story of the world's first murderer.
Origins is a psychological thriller that plunges deep into the heart of darkness, where movement, sound and rhythm fuse to create a physically pulsating stage adventure. Journey into the landscapes of dream and reality, and confront life's primeval questions of faith, death and immortality.
At a time when mental health is increasingly making the headlines, yet still so many are unable to speak about their experience for fear of stigma, this show tells a personal story that will get people talking. A show about one son's moving exploration into his mum's mental health. 'Such craft and illumination deserves a big audience. Go see it' (Ed Whitfield, ViewFromTheCheapSeats.com).
Tonight, ladies and gentlemen, I am going to show you how to change the world…’ The world's most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable, provocative and multi award-winning story. After a critically-acclaimed USA tour, this incendiary, intelligent show provides fresh perspective; creating a space for debate and dialogue within the unthinkable. Critic’s Pick Of The Fringe Award (Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016). Outstanding Actor in a Drama (San Diego International Fringe Festival 2016). Broadway Bobby (BroadwayBaby, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013). Top 5 Theatre Shows at the Fringe (List, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013).
Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, Eggs Collective: Get a Round is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship, kindness and belonging that spills out towards its audience. In a world that’s going to the dogs, Eggs Collective wonder if the basic principles of a good night out might make the world a better place.
Liz has got an embarrassing problem and these yogurts aren't helping; her body's acting up. After sell-out performances at HOME Manchester and a national tour of hospitals, Liz Richardson shares her real life experiences living as a twenty-something with ulcerative colitis (an inflammatory bowel disease) in this shameless tale of love, laughter and lavatories. Gutted is a frank and funny exploration of our relationship to our bodies when they fail us.
Powder Keg smash pop and politics in some space age, futuristic Hadron Collider to create an ongoing evaluation of our political climate. Through intertwining narratives, songs to scream along with and time travel, Morale is High will predict what could happen between now and the next general election in 2020, exploring the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.
She’s standing in what used to be her bedroom. She’s come back to reclaim what she buried. The car waits outside. Debt, eviction, childhood and the thing under the floorboards. What remains, long after you’ve paid it off. From multi award-winning company Barrel Organ, Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here is a road trip. A haunted house. A bedtime story. A photo album. An 80s fantasy film. A demolition project. A riot. ‘This young company are the future’ (Lyn Gardner).
Merce used to protest in the streets but now she just gets angry on Facebook. Patricia has turned forty and is worried her son will hate her for not making more of a difference. Dan thinks it’s all connected to bees and Thomas… well, Thomas is the only real musician in the show, and guess what 80% of it is? Music. An unpredictable and urgent theatrical counter protest. A show about changing the world, with a live rock band. Welcome to the revolution. It’s gonna get messy.
Multi award-winning Ad Infinitum return with their hit show following an international tour, winning nine awards. Experience a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the realty of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. A poignant, life-affirming tale without words.
One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses…
Inspired by the Yuval Harari’s international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In 1949, Dr Jacob Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson discovers his secrets, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year. Following their sell-out production of Down and Out in Paris and London, multi award-winning New Diorama return to Pleasance with a World Premiere. ‘Energetic and superb’ **** (Guardian).
Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Peony Pavilion by his Chinese contemporary, Tang Xianzu, this vibrant production uses Gecko's trademark style to blend emotionally driven movement, a spine-tingling soundscape and striking visual storytelling to bring a new twist to these classic texts, performed by a Chinese cast. Created by Gecko's associate director Rich Rusk and devising performer Chris Evans