Manchester has no shortage of festivals at the moment – and long may that continue – but 24:7 is notable, even among that bustling schedule. Now in its tenth years, it plans to celebrate by doing what it does best: showcasing the best work from the freshest new talent from the worlds of writing and producing. Over the course of eight days, 11 world premieres are scheduled, often staged in the most unusual of spaces: alongside the use of the Three Minute Theatre and the incredibly versatile 2022NQ, this year’s festival includes pieces performed in the Grade II listed New Century House (including an under 12s production, Billy, The Monster and ME!) and, perhaps most impressively, the Manchester Central Fire Station in Ancoats. Fittingly, it is work by Rebekah Harrison and Kurt Nikko entitled Manchester’s Burning that is showing there – just two of the writers who will be adding their name to the list of 117 who have had their careers kick-started by the festival so far.

Please note: Manchester’s Burning has been cancelled – click here for more information.

Fri 19 Jul – Fri 26 Jul, Various venues,

Fri 19 Jul - Fri 26 Jul
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Fri 19 Jul 2013