Just announced: HOME – the new arts organisation incorporating Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company – will present a season of exciting site-specific performances between June and October, ahead of the opening of its new venue in spring 2015. Overseen by artistic director Walter Meierjohann, the season will see a new name in the Manchester theatre scene take over several locations around the city to put on some hugely acclaimed productions. The season will open with Angel Meadow (10 June – 29 June) – a brand new immersive piece from the multi-award-winning ANU Production, which is set in the Victorian-era Irish slum that once occupied Ancoats. Described as ‘a sordid hell on earth at the centre of the industrial world’, the interactive performance brings the area into a contemporary context where past and present collide. The programme then continues in September with Meierjohann’s own contemporary production of Romeo and Juliet (10 September – 4 October), taking place in three empty swimming pools within Victoria Baths (pictured), before The Guardian critics’ Best Play of 2013, The Events (trailer below), takes over HOME’s temporary space in Number 1 First Street in October (22 October – 25 October). With highlights of Birmingham European (BE) Festival and the return of re:play Festival also forming part of its inaugural season, the programme looks to be an exciting taster of what’s to come when HOME officially opens next year. Full ticket and performance details available here.

Tue 10 Jun – Sat 25 Oct, various locations, times and prices, Tel: 0161 200 1500, homemcr.org

Photo: Jon Parker Lee

Tue 10 Jun - Sat 25 Oct
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Sun 8 Jun 2014