Following on from their last year’s Christmas Market site-specific show Everything Under The Sun, HMF Community Theatre Company return with their second production On Record – a devised verbatim piece performed at The Houldsworth, a quirky theatre venue in the heart of the Northern Quarter. HMF is Library Theatre Company’s community theatre group for anyone aged over 18 from Hulme, Moss Side and Fallowfield (H, M, F geddit?), offering local residents the chance to create their own performances with the support of the team at the Library Theatre Company. This time the company asks us to forget about Manchester United, Morrissey and the pouring rain. Instead they ask the simple question – how much is a city shaped by its people? The answer is that Manchester is made up of intricate journeys, of people coming and going and everyday lives going about their business. Directed by Rosie Stuart and local writer Adam Gilmour, On Record uses interviews with local people and improvisation to take the audience on a journey through fact and fiction – providing an honest account of what it is like to live in Manchester and explaining why despite the rain, grey skies and everything else, we’re still here.

Mon 10 and Tue 11 Dec, The Houldsworth, Little Lever Street, M1 1HR.. 7.30pm, £3/£2 concessions. Tel: 0161 200 1500,

Mon 10 Dec - Tue 11 Dec
Shereen Perera
Published on:
Sun 9 Dec 2012