HOME Manchester announces new theatre season for 2019

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HOME Manchester has announced a new season of more than 20 theatre shows coming to the cultural venue in 2019.  At the same time the venue has committed to international programming, nurturing new talent and building-wide festivals and celebrations.

Shows coming to HOME Manchester include a production of Wise Children, directed by Emma Rice; Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finale; Headlong’s production of Shakespeare’s Richard III; and The Animals and Children Took to the Streets from theatre innovators 1927.

HOME Manchester has also recommitted to growing collaborations with artists in addition to producing new work.  The commitment sees HOME Manchester supporting world premieres by Scottee (Class), Javaad Alipool (Rich Kids of Tehran) and Liz Richardson.


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As well as World Premiere productions developed with HOME, there is a carefully curated programme of new work featuring celebrated emerging artists and award-winning shows from international festivals. It includes Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas’s new production One, Iman Qureshi’s Papatango Prize winning play The Funeral Director, and a return of Scottee’s hit Fat Blokes. There are also acclaimed Fringe First winners with Breach Theatre’s It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, and Dressed by This Egg.

In addition to the theatre programme, 2019 will also feature building-wide festivals and seasons including the return of the annual ¡Viva! Festival of Spanish and Latin American art; and a mixed programme to mark Refugee Week.

There’s also plenty of comedy coming to HOME Manchester including comedian Mark Thomas, Jinkx Monsoon and The Tiger Lillies.

So, what’s on at HOME Manchester in 2019?

Highlights for 2019 include:

Wise Children present
Wise Children
26 February – 2 March
Directed by Emma Rice
Tickets £10 – £29 (Concession from £5)
Age 14+

Mark Thomas – Check Up: Our NHS @ 70
Tickets £16 (£12 Concession including NHS Staff)
Age 14+
8 – 9 March, 20:00
Supported by the Wellcome Trust

Sleepwalk Collective
Kourtney Kardashian
7 – 9 March
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Thu 7 – Sat 9 Mar, 19:45
Soho Theatre in association with Curtis Brown presents:

Jessie Cave: Sunrise
14 – 16 March
Tickets £14 (£12 Concession)
Recommended 16+
Fri 15 March, 11am – Parent and Baby Performance
Runtime 60 minutes

HOME and the Southbank Centre
Scottee: Fat Blokes
Tuesday 19 – 23 March
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Recommended 18+
Running time: 1hr 5 mins

English Touring Theatre present Papatango Theatre’s
The Funeral Director
By Iman Qureshi
27 – 30 March
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)

Soho Theatre & Tim Whitehead Management presents
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped
28 – 30 Mar​ch
Tickets £25 (£23 Concession)
Recommended 16+
Running time approx. 80 mins

Arcola Theatre and CASA Latin American Theatre Festival
Thebes Land
by Sergio Blanco (Uruguay)
2 – 6 April
Translated and directed by Daniel Goldman
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Recommended 14+
Running time approx. 2hrs 15 mins (inc. interval)
Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

Agrupacion Senor Serrano SCCL
Kingdom
9 – 13 April
Tickets £10 – £28 (Concession from £5)
Part of ¡Viva! Spanish & Latin American Festival 2019

CYA@HOME
12 – 13 April
More information to follow

National Theatre Connections 2019
23 – 27 April
Tickets £5
More information to follow

A Headlong, Alexandra Palace and Bristol Old Vic co-production with Royal &
Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse
Richard III
By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Haidar
30 April – 4 May
Tickets £10 – £23 (Concession from £5)
Recommended 12+

Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas
One
8 – 10 May
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)

Hofesh Shechter Company presents
Grand Finale
22 – 25 May
Tickets £10 – £21 (Concession from £5)
Recommended 14+
Running time 1hr 45min

Scottee
Commissioned by HOME
Class
Directed by Bryony Kimmings
15 – 18 May
Tickets £14 – £16 (£5 – £12 Concession)

This Egg
Dressed
4 – 8 June
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Recommended 16+
Running time approx. 1hr

The Tiger Lillies
The Devil’s Playground
11 June
Tickets £20 (£18 Concession)
Recommended 14+
Running time 1hr 50 mins (inc 20 min interval)

A Bush Theatre and Nassim Soleimanpour production
Nassim
Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
18 – 20 June
Tickets £16 – £18 (Concession from £5)
Recommended 12+
Running time 1hr 10 mins
Part of HOME’s Refugee Week 2019

Nottingham Playhouse
One Night in Miami
By Kemp Powers
2 – 5 July
Homemcr.org/one-night
Tickets £10 – £23 (Concession from £5)
Recommended 12+

Liz Richardson, Josie Dale-Jones & Sam Ward in association with HOME
SWIM
9 – 13 July
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Recommended 14+
Supported by the Outdoor Swimming Society

Breach Theatre
It’s True, It’s True, It’s True
8 – 12 October
Tickets £12.50 (£5 – £10.50 Concession)
Recommended 14+
Running Time 60 mins

image of HOME courtesy Paul Karalius

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