All of Us Strangers at HOME

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
All of Us Strangers - Searchlight Pictures

All of Us Strangers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 26 January — 15 February 2024 Tickets from £9.15 — Book now

Screenwriter Adam (Andrew Scott) lives by himself in London, purposefully locked away from the world. One day a fire alarm sounds and having exited the tower block, he discovers he is the only one to have done so. But looking up, he spots a neighbour, Harry (Paul Mescal) staring down at him from a balcony. An uneasy acquaintance blossoms into a more intimate, romantic relationship as the pair are drawn together by their shared isolation.

Meanwhile, Adam visits his old childhood home and makes an unexpected discovery. His parents died thirty years previous, before he was twelve, and yet he finds them living in the house, without having aged a day. The mystery takes a backseat as Adam reconnects with his mother and father (Jamie Bell and Claire Foy), catching them up on his life to date. While the conceit means that Adam is now older than his parents, who themselves have a set of values that are perhaps thirty years out of fashion.

With All of Us Strangers, writer-director Andrew Haigh (the man behind the exceptional Weekend and 45 Years) uses his metaphysical set-up to explore ideas of grief and loneliness, familial and romantic love and the needs we have from both. His central quartet are four of the finest actors working today, and it’s exciting to see them gamely taking a risk on such raw, potent material.

All of Us Strangers at HOME Manchester, Manchester 26 January — 15 February 2024 Tickets from £9.15 Book now

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Where to go near All of Us Strangers at HOME

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Restaurant
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
Manchester
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.

Homeground
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Homeground

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

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Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
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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.

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Bar or Pub
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.

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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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