Manchester’s Contact Theatre is BACK!
Returning to their iconic Oxford Road venue after a £6 million transformation with a vibrant reopening programme to support the next generation of audiences, artists and young people.
One of the UK’s leading theatre and arts venues, with young people at its heart, has re-opened their doors with a packed calendar of events this Autumn.
Kicking things off with a production by the Contact Young Company is ‘EVERYTHING ALL OF THE TIME‘ a physical and visual journey through a new world, squashed into an hour of hedonism, love, anger, nostalgia and hope.
Created by Contact’s award-winning ensemble of performers, musicians, dancers, spoken word artists, DJs and MCs, there are influences from Gaika’s music videos, Benji Reid’s photography and Bo Burnham’s Inside, asking how a post-pandemic world has changed.
Everything All of the Time will be running from Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th October, and you can book tickets right here:
One of Contact’s key strands of performance this Autumn is their LGBTQ+ Queer Programming, which includes two stand-out shows: PINK LEMONADE, and FIRST TIME featuring It’s A Sin star and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall.
Pink Lemonade is a collision of original beats with poetry and movement, an explosive autobiographical piece of storytelling from Mika Onyx Johnson. A journey of sexuality, identity and self-discovery that The Scotsman called “dynamic, witty and moving”.
Conceived, written and performed by theatre-maker and HIV activist Nathaniel Hall, First Time smashes through the stigma of HIV, and looks at staying positive in a negative world.
A critically acclaimed ‘hilarious’ and ‘heartbreaking’ hit autobiographical show that sees Nathaniel blowing the lid on the secret he’s been keeping for the last 15 years, one which brings together everything from brunching on pills and Googling kangaroo vaginas, to ancient condoms and human cesspits on a weekday morning.
For tickets and more information on Contact’s Queer Programming, head on over to their website below…