Auditions for Library Theatre Production

The LTC is looking for people aged 16 and over to be part forthcoming production Manchester Sound: The Massacre.

By Matthew Tyas | 5 April 2013

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The Library Theatre Company is looking for people aged 16 and over with energy and commitment to be part in the company’s forthcoming site-specific production Manchester Sound: The Massacre, which runs at a secret city centre venue between Saturday 8 June – Saturday 6 July 2013.

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The company’s third site-specific production, Manchester Sound: The Massacre draws together two significant events in the history of Manchester – the Peterloo Massacre of 1819, and the explosion of rave culture 170 years later, in 1989.

Written by Polly Wiseman and directed by Paul Jepson, Manchester Sound: The Massacre promises to be the most exciting theatre seen in the city this year. And you could be in it!

The Library Theatre Company is looking for people (over 16s only) to be part of the production, working alongside the professional cast and creative team. A series of 45-minute open group workshop/audition sessions will run at the Royal Northern College of Music on Sunday 7 April 2013 between 11am-4pm, and you will be assigned a time slot upon booking. Please note, participation is on a voluntary basis. Pre-booking is essential.

Rehearsals for Manchester Sound: The Massacre commence on Tuesday 7 May 2013. For more information and to register, please contact Cornerhouse box office on 0161 200 1500.

Tickets for the Library Theatre Company’s third and final site-specific production, Manchester Sound: The Massacre, written by Polly Wiseman and directed by Paul Jepson, are on sale now at, prices as follows:

Mon-Wed 7.30pm £22 (concessions £18);
Thu 7.30pm, Fri/Sat 6pm £24 (no concessions);
Fri/Sat 9pm £26 (no concessions); preview Monday 10 June all tickets £15 (no concessions).
Group rates £1 off six or more tickets (including concessions).

Early booking incentive: book by Monday 22 April and receive £2 off selected first week performances as follows (applicable to concession and full-price tickets): Tue 11/Wed 12 June, 7.30pm £20 (£16 concessions); Thu 13 June, 7.30pm £22; Fri 14 June, 6pm £22; Fri 14 June, 9pm £24; Sat 15 June, 6pm £22; Sat 15 June 8pm, £24.

Please note there is strong language, drug references, and smoking on stage in Manchester Sound: The Massacre.

About Manchester Sound: The Massacre
Two of Manchester’s most iconic eras are about to collide in Manchester Sound: The Massacre – and you’re on the guest list.

In an underground club in Manchester, two groups of idealists meet. Both are looking for utopia, or, at the very least, something like euphoria. Both are being hounded by the law. And both are hoping for the night of their lives. They just happen to come from different centuries…

This unique production brings the changing face of protest in our radical city vividly to life – from the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 to the late 80s acid house scene, through to today. Cultures clash as fateful protest meets party central in a rich mix of tunes and ecstasy, life-changing conversations and powerful images.

Manchester Sound: The Massacre, staged in a secret city centre venue, takes you deep into the world of the illegal rave parties of Manchester’s second Summer of Love. Melding eye-witness accounts of Peterloo with the experiences of acid house party veterans, it’s a dynamic finale to the Library Theatre Company’s programme of immersive site specific theatre experiences.