HOME – the new arts venue formed from the merger of Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre – has revealed plans for its opening weekend. The long weekend, which runs from Thursday 21 to bank holiday Monday 25 May 2015, will include the world premiere of a new theatre production, a group visual arts show, and a film and music project featuring acclaimed local musicians. The Funfair, a new version of Ödön von Horváth’s classic play Kasimir and Kardoline, is written by Simon Stephens and directed by HOME’s artistic director of theatre Walter Meierjohann. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, meanwhile, is a group art show co-curated by HOME’s Sarah Perks and Omar Kholeif, and featuring new work by the likes of Jeremy Bailey, Declan Clarke, Basim Magdy and Jessey Tsang, as well as existing work from Douglas Coupland and Wu Tsang. The Music and Film project completes the opening programme, with original scores for artist film, archive footage and silent film performed by Dutch Uncles’ Robin Richards, Mercury Prize nominees GoGo Penguin and singer-songwriter Josephine. HOME’s opening weekend will be preceded by the world premiere of The Bad (a working title) – a performance in the First Street venue’s largest theatre space by award-winning choreographer Hofesh Shechter, which will take place each evening between Thursday 30 April and Saturday 2 May. HOME’s full programme will be announced in January 2015.
From Thu 30 Apr 2015, HOME, First Street, M15 4FN, homemcr.org
Published on: Sat 17 May 2014