Competition: WIN tickets to Angel Meadow

Stevie Mackenzie-Smith
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Angel Meadow, HOME’s new site-specific immersive theatre piece, is coming to Ancoats – and we’re giving away tickets.

“Hell upon Earth” is what Friedrich Engels called Angel Meadow, one of Manchester’s worst slums during the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the area in 1849 drew shocked censure from journalist Angus Reach: “it is full of cellars and inhabited by prostitutes, their bullies, thieves, cadgers, vagrants, tramps and, in the very worst sties of filth and darkness, by those unhappy wretches the ‘low Irish’.” Charming. These days the gently sloping lawns of Angel Meadow Park smooth over the area’s past, but HOME, in collaboration with the award-winning ANU Productions, are re-exploring the history of the slum through an “adrenaline-fuelled encounter.”

Angel Meadow launches HOME’s new season of site-specific theatre across the city. This immersive production will be an intimate one; each performance has room for an audience of just eight people, who will be led through a world inhabited by scuttling gangs, girl rippers and lost strangers in and around Ancoats. It looks set to be inventive, daring and like nothing else yet staged in the city.

For a chance to win a pair of tickets to a performance at 9pm on Wednesday 11 June, all you have to do is fill in the form below.


Terms and Conditions: The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, HOME, Cornerhouse, The Library Theatre and associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. Closing date: Friday 6 June.

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