It may only be mid-November, but Christmas has most definitely arrived in Manchester folks.

The markets have opened, menus are littered with festive additions and HOME have unveiled a stellar lineup of festive programming designed to get you in the spirit.

With seasonal showings that span both film and theatre, the venue will have even the sternest Scrooges amongst you digging out the light-up Christmas jumpers in no time.


It’s a Wonderful Life

The legendary flick from Oscar-winning director Frank Capra tells the story of struggling businessman George Bailey who is visited by an angel, Clarence. Clarence takes George on a journey through his life to show him what things would have been like if he had never been around.

Dates: Fri 17 Dec (5.50pm) / Sat 18 Dec (5.30pm) / Sun 19 Dec (3.20pm) / Mon 20 Dec (3.20pm captions included) / Tue 21 Dec (5.50pm) / Wed 22 Dec (8.15pm) / Thu 23 Dec (5.10pm)

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Sh!t Theatre’s sing-a-long-a-Muppet Christmas Carol

The renowned Sh!t Theatre will put their own unique twist on the Muppets’ own take on the famous Christmas Carol story. Complete with goody bags and free whisky…Need we say more?

Dates: Tue 7 Dec (7.30pm) / Wed 8 Dec (7.30pm) / Thu 9 Dec (7.30pm) 

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A reimagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling, this performance joins Duckie on a journey of self-discovery and a celebration of being different.

Dates: Wed 15 Dec (2pm) / Thu 16 Dec (10.30am BSL interpreted) / Fri 17 Dec (10.30am) / Sat 18 Dec (10.30am & 2pm) / Sun 19 Dec (2pm) / Tue 21 Dec (10.30am & 2pm) / Wed 22 Dec (10.30am & 2pm) / Thu 23 Dec (10.30am & 2pm)

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Providing an eccentric interpretation of Leftfield’s iconic debut album—’Leftism’—Mr Wilson’s Second Liners will serve up a live brass band take on the electronic classic, complete with live VJ visuals on a cinematic scale.

Dates: Wed 15 Dec (8pm)

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Bourgeois & Maurice: That’s Snowbiz!

The critically-acclaimed Bourgeois & Maurice return to HOME for a very special Christmas show. Joined by a handpicked variety of guests each night, expect a night of freaky, festive joy.

Dates: Fri 17 Dec (8pm) / Sat 18 Dec (8pm)

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Tue 7 Dec - Thu 23 Dec, HOME Manchester,
2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 15 Nov 2021