The upstairs room at the King’s Arms in Salford showcases much of Manchester’s most bleeding edge work. Coming next Friday is the debut of a new play, Kellogg’s & Ketamine. Written collaboratively, the work is centred on a music scene fuelled by drugs – so it presumably has no official affiliation with the Kellogg’s cereal company. The story follows a local pirate radio station pushing an agenda of new music, as the pirates struggle to identify their own artistic voice. This is a ‘scratch’ performance, meaning that it’s a work in progress, where the audience will get the chance to provide feedback. It is produced by Dapertutto, a new company whose works are created using Theatrical Biometrics. Unlike the usual method of social realism, this uses a more stylised approach, with emphasis on movement over language. As such, this play fuses live and recorded music with surreal imagery and extended physicality.

Fri 19 May, King’s Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford, M3 6AN. Tel: 0161 832 3605, 7.30pm, £5,

Fri 19 May
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 18 May 2017