Home Manchester hosts The Bare Project’s latest production On the Outskirts of a Large Event as it tours for the time to Lancaster, York, Manchester and Sheffield.  On the Outskirts of a Large Event follows five years of making immersive site-specific work for the Sheffield-based theatre and interactive arts company The Bare Project – Dangerous or Otherwise (National Trust, 2017), How to Survive the Blitz and Other Things (Portland Works, 2016), Bardo (Forge North, 2015), and Time. Passes. Listen
(Theatre Delicatessen, 2014).

What is On the Outskirts of a Large Event about?

An iceberg arrives at a tropical island. The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex. On
the Outskirts Of A Large Event mixes cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word to form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice.

The production is directed by The Bare Project’s Artistic Director and co-founder Malaika Cunningham (Cardboard Citizens, Invisible Flock), who is currently undertaking a PhD in theatre and activism at the University of Leeds, and written by Joe W (Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting 2016).

Speaking about taking On the Outskirts of a Large Event on tour, stopping off at Home Manchester, Malaika commented, “I am thrilled to be bringing Outskirts to some of our favourite theatres across the North.  It really feels like the culmination of all the artistic projects we’ve undertaken over the past five years.  Whilst working on site-specific shows is still an important part of our practice, it’s very exciting to be working in theatre spaces on this project with all the new opportunities and limitations that brings.  We hope this piece carries over the magic and immersive nature of our past work. I believe the skills and talent of our designers, performers and, of course, Joe, will ensure a bizarre and unforgettable experience for our audiences.”

The cast features Rose Gray (Roundabout, Paines Plough), who has worked extensively with The Bare Project and is an Associate Artist, and Nicola Blackwell
(Market Boy, National Theatre) who has been a key part of the development of the show.

Where and when is On the Outskirts of a Large Event performed in Manchester?

On the Outskirts of a Large Event comes to Home Manchester for a four night run – 21 February – 24 February 2018.  Tickets priced £12.50 (concessions £10.50, £5)