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February 2018

Stroppy

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - February 28 @ 8:30 pm
53Two, 8 Albion Street
Manchester, M1 5LN
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"Marlene’s mum has accidentally become a feminist. T’s parents haven't even bothered to get divorced and her body have only just bothered to start menstruating. Mari is going to be a singer. Marlene, T and Lisa know she can’t sing. Mari doesn’t. Lisa isn’t sure what’s happening and spends a lot of time wearing pyjamas in the bath. 1972 is messy and sticky and tricky. Red talks to older men in chat rooms and is going to lose her virginity…

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March 2018

Aldo

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - March 4 @ 9:00 pm
53Two, 8 Albion Street
Manchester, M1 5LN
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"Aldo works at Aldi. He adores his job more than anything and relies on it to make friends and meet new people. One day, Aldi closes and Aldo is left alone and lost. Through a series of strange events, Aldo opens up his own shop outside the front of Aldi. This is a comedy with a lot of heart which explores a man’s relationship with his job, his friends and how he interacts with the rest of the world." Written…

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The Anatomy of a Bathmat

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - March 7 @ 9:30 pm
The King’s Arms, 11 Bloom Street
Manchester, M3 6AN
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Elliot is a writer who should be on the verge of something great, but new opportunities only bring an overwhelming sense of fear. When Elliot meets Alessandra, she finds her escape but this newfound freedom is soon cut short. She still feels trapped and honestly wants to just keep writing about bathmats. Written and directed by Will Vincent

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Spring Awakening

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - March 13 @ 9:00 pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 3 Cambridge Street M1 5BY + Google Map

Spring Awakening, by Frank Wedekind, a new translation by Anya Reiss. Directed by Phoebe Gibby. Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind’s definitive play about youth is thrown into the modern age. Examining the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today, Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn’t understand them. **UMDS cast and crew stress that this performance could be triggering; throughout the performance there are themes…

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Myopia

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - March 16 @ 9:30 pm
53Two, 8 Albion Street
Manchester, M1 5LN
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An unknown and obscure location. Six individuals. They have chosen to be here, in the place that is not the real. Charades, fleeting conversations and dinners make up the time in this place. A birthday calls for nostalgic memories. News from elsewhere causes a disruption. Something changes. The air gets tighter. The vegetables cease to grow. Appetites are lost. The air gets tighter still.  Written and directed by Martha Treves

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Drama Ball

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - March 24 @ 2:00 am
Mercure Manchester Hotel, Portland Street M1 4HP + Google Map
£39.99

The annual Drama Ball is on Friday 23rd March at the Mercure Hotel. It is a chance to celebrate all the achievements of the year, and the MIFTA awards will also be announced on that evening.

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May 2018

The Shorts

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - May 11 @ 7:30 pm
The Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade M1 1JG + Google Map

It’s the final season of shows for the year! Four pieces of new writing hit the stage for a night of theatrical fun. Ham Sandwich - by Lauren Ellis-Stretch Ham Sandwich is an exploration into the tragically naive, sexual mind of a teenage girl. We peer into Lucy and Alana’s conventionally messy lives as they share secret desires and hankering thoughts. They look to each other for support, laughter and intimacy. Yet, with the idea of sex permanently branded on…

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August 2018

Pomona @ Fringe

August 20 @ 11:00 am - August 25 @ 12:30 pm
theSpace Triplex, 19 Hill Pl
Edinburgh, EH8 9DP
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When Ollie's sister goes missing, we are plunged into a dark underworld that reveals pain much greater than the loss of a relative. On her odyssey of perpetual torment through the cold and lonely city of Manchester, Ollie must put her trust in a plethora of bizarre characters and uncover bitter truths, all while walking the blurry line between fantasy and actuality. Who (or what) is puppeteering this chaos within the ring road? What do they want? The doors are…

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Duck Gutters @ Fringe

August 20 @ 2:30 pm - August 25 @ 3:30 pm
theSpace Triplex, 19 Hill Pl
Edinburgh, EH8 9DP
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A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high-class art world. A story set amongst priceless paintings, Oswald and his family learn what priceless art can really cost. On the night of his 21st birthday, Oswald is excited to step into adulthood and take the reigns of his father's company, upon rumours of his retirement. However, Oswald's night is thrown into chaos and lunacy upon receiving a strange gift: the mysterious and disquieting painting, Duck Gutters.…

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September 2018

First HIVE of the year

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Revolution Fallowfield, 311-313 Wilmslow Road M14 6NW + Google Map

Presenting the 1st HIVE of the year - our regular scratch night for emerging writers, directors, and performers. HIVE is the University of Manchester Drama Society's monthly night of new performance work. This is a chance for you to see brand new writing on stage in front of an enthusiastic and generous audience. Last year saw the production of Patrick Davenport's 'The Log', scenes from which were first performed at HIVE - who knows what might come next? Come down…

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