HOME, the new ‘home’ of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre company, has announced its opening programme from April 2015. A bounty of events have been revealed, with highlights that include acclaimed theatre piece, Golem. This production brings together wild sounds and Tim Burton-ish animation. It’s described as ‘a graphic novel, bursting into life’ by the 1927 theatre company and tickets are available for the October run here. We also like the sound of the Music and Film programme that sees early 20th Century films presented with new and often live new scores by Mancunian musical talent. The first shows in this year-long series includes a screening of 1928 silent masterpiece Lonesome, with music imagined by Dutch Uncles’ Robin Richards (Sun 24 & Mon 25 May, 8pm). For a bit of fun, Kneehigh theatre’s bright and beautiful, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love stories) sounds like a safe bet for September. HOME’s opening theatre production is an original take on Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline called The Funfair, using big dippers and freak shows as the setting for a broken love story. Directed by HOME’s Artistic Director of Theatre, Walter Meierjohann (the talent behind 2014’s Romeo & Juliet at Victoria Baths), expect something special. Later in the year, a new exhibition Safe is inspired by the Todd Haynes film of the same name featuring Julianne Moore (pictured). It is set to include work by Turner Prize 2014 nominee, James Richards.
Official opening: Thu 21 May, HOME, First Street, M15 4FN, www.homemcr.org
Golem: Until Sat 17 Oct, times and prices vary, book here: www.homemcr.org
Published on: Tue 13 Oct 2015