New Dawn Fades at RNCM

- Royal Northern College of Music

New Dawn Fades at RNCM
Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9RD
Fri 18th Oct, 2024


The highly-acclaimed New Dawn Fades – A Play About Joy Division & Manchester, marks 11 years of production with a brand-new UK tour this October. The play tells the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution in 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division. Following the untimely death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band went on to huge world-wide success as New Order.

Written, directed and starring Brian Gorman, he reprises his role as the legendary Factory Records’ boss Tony Wilson. A smash-hit when it debuted at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2013, New Dawn Fades has toured regularly across the country since, playing to sold-out audiences and standing ovations. This show at RNCM includes a Joy Division exhibition, featuring rare vintage ‘70s equipment, posters and flyers.