The Secret Theatre Company, an ensemble from The Lyric Hammersmith, will bring three innovative new plays to Manchester later this month. The Royal Exchange’s Studio and its performance space in the Northern Quarter will play host to the trio of performances. Chamber Piece is a pitch black comedy, written by Caroline Bird, which tells the story of a recently executed prisoner regaining consciousness with no memory of his crimes. The prison governor and her staff try to prove they can legally execute him again, before the death warrant expires. Show 6 is a thriller by the award-winning writer Mark Ravenhill. Inspired by Greek tragedies, the play involves a spoiled young man whose life comes crashing down when he discovers he is not his parents’ biological child. A Series of Increasingly Impossible Acts is an improvised comedy show in which cast members must perform outrageous acts and answer embarrassing questions, as suggested by the audience. All three shows can be booked together at a discounted price of £27.

A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts: Tue 21, Wed 22, Mon 27, Thu 30 Oct, Sat 1 Nov, Swan Street Studio Space, 47-53 Swan Street, M4 5JY, 7.30pm, 6pm (Sat 1 Nov only), £12,

Chamber Piece: Thu 23 – Sat 24 October, The Studio, Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH, 7.30pm (all dates) and 2.30pm (Sat only), £12,

Show 6: Thu 30 Oct – Fri 1 Nov, The Studio, Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, M2 7DH, 7.30pm (Thu), 3.30pm and 8pm (Fri), £12,

Tue 21 Oct - Sat 1 Nov
A. James Simpkin
Published on:
Fri 17 Oct 2014