Ancoats’ Mustard Tree – a local charity and refuge providing care for those affected by homelessness – welcomes back the award-winning and critically acclaimed play, The Political History of Smack and Crack, which, after high-acclaim at Edinburgh Fringe and London’s Soho Theatre, returns to its Mancunian roots. The production, directed by Cressida Brown, follows two Moss Side lovers’ conflict with addiction and the turmoil of recovery during Manchester’s heroin epidemic of the 1980’s, taking us into the present day with resonance and relevance. Inspired by writer Ed Edwards’ own experience of narcotics, this two-man performance starring Eve Steele (Coronation Street) and Neil Bell (Dead Man’s Shoes; Peterloo), is credible and poignant. The two week run is programmed as part of the first ever With One Voice (WOV) International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival – click here for more – a four-day event series running from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November at venues across Greater Manchester.
Thu 1 – Thu 15 Nov, Mustard Tree, 110 Oldham Road, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6AG, 7pm, £10, www.thelowry.com
Published on: Mon 12 Nov 2018