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Contact Autumn Season 2017

Andrew Anderson

Contact’s got a sharp new look, including a new website and logo. However, what makes Contact a special place remains the same: it’s a theatre space open to all, where voices of every timbre can be heard.

There are almost too many highlights to mention across the season, so let’s keep it simple and start at the beginning with We’re Not Really Here: a Football Opera, which sees real-life Man City fans take to the stage (but don’t let that put you off). That is quickly followed up by dance work #JeSuis (In Progress), choreographed by rising star Aakash Odedra.

There’s also plenty of cabaret on offer across the season. Peaches Christ and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon return with a crazy recreation of Hocus Pocus titled Hocum Pokem, while Le Gateau Chocolat offers Duckie, his first ever kids’ show. Local legend Kate O’Donnell is also in the programme with new work You’ve Changed.

Finally, The Siege of Christmas returns for a second run, a brilliant way to close out the year – and far more fun than a boring old panto.

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Henry V at Manchester Cathedral
Theatre 22–24 October 2018, from £20

Henry V at Manchester Cathedral

Fell at Antwerp Mansion
Theatre 22–25 October 2018, from £9

Fell at Antwerp Mansion

Contact at STUN Studio, Z-Arts
Theatre 16–27 October 2018, from £6.00

CONTACT at STUN Studio, Z-Arts

Families 5 May–28 October 2018, from £Quarry Bank admission prices apply (free for National Trust members)

Journeys of the Imagination at Quarry Bank

Native: Manchester at PAPER Gallery
Exhibitions 29 September–3 November 2018, FREE

Native: Manchester at PAPER Gallery

Windows of Displacement at HOME
Theatre 22 October–3 November 2018, from £12.50

Orbit Festival 2018 at HOME

URWOTUEAT, 2017 – John Powell Jones. Part of SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Exhibitions 14 September–4 November 2018, FREE

SUBI 수비 at Castlefield Gallery

David Ogle: Land/Lines at HOME, Manchester
Exhibitions 7 September–4 November 2018, FREE

David Ogle: Land/Lines at HOME