A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer at HOME

Andrew Anderson
Image by Chris Holka, courtesy of HOME

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer at HOME Manchester, Manchester 20 — 24 September 2016 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Cancer is an incredibly complex topic to deal with – the struggle and strength of those who battle against it, the joy and jubilation for the ones who survive, the sorrow and acceptance for those less fortunate. How can you address all that in a single theatre show?

I personally have no idea, but I know someone who does: Bryony Kimmings. Kimmings has a knack of finding the fun in sad subjects without glossing over their seriousness. She’s also a master at turning non-performers into show-stoppers, as she recently demonstrated in Fake it Till You Make It, a piece that documented her partner’s difficulties with depression in a way that was both enlightening and uplifting. If someone can make a serious show about depression that is also entertaining then you know they are something a bit special.

So, expect to see real people up on stage telling their true stories, silly songs that have plenty of heart, and, of course, the captivating performance of Kimmings herself.

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer at HOME Manchester, Manchester 20 — 24 September 2016 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

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Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Event venue

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
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Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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