Contact In The City Part Two

Contact In The City Part Two

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

Since the building redevelopment for Manchester’s Contact Theatre started –  we’ve seen trail-blazing and radical programming spilling out across Manchester. We’ve seen off-site performances across the city – from a working sari shop in Rusholme to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry. And although the doors on the Oxford Road site are firmly shut due to the complete renovation, Contact has recently announced the second part of their programme – In The City Part Two – and we couldn’t be more excited at the diverse and entertaining line-up.

In the City Part Two showcases the best of Contact, its produced work, partner artists and the award-winning Contact Young Company. Featuring dynamic and varied performance listings – theatre, dance and spoken word – the season has been programmed in conjunction with Re:Con, Contact’s team of young programmers and producers.

Contact has centred every aspect of its eagerly anticipated redevelopment around young people and has even appointed Con:Struct, an incredibly responsible team of young people to get hands-on with all of the aspects of the refurbishment project – from leading building tours to planning the all-important re-opening celebrations.

The season, which runs from August to December 2018, somersaults off at Upper Campfield Market with Ockham’s Razor and Contact’s Switch and Tipping Point which features breathtaking aerial acrobatics, breakdance, martial arts and Shaolin stick fighting. We recommend booking early for the Contact Young Company + Hetain Patel’s Oh Man. There’s also another chance to catch Keisha Thompson’s Man on the Moon and Rent Party following rave reviews from the other side of the Pennines.

Check out our listings of In the City Part Two.

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Death of a Salesman at Royal Exchange
Theatre 11 October–17 November 2018, from £10.00

Death of a Salesman at the Royal Exchange

Burgerz at the Royal Exchange
Theatre 14–17 November 2018, from £13.00

Burgerz at the Royal Exchange

The Lowry at Christmas
Theatre 5–18 November 2018,

The Lowry at Christmas

Cinema 2–23 November 2018, from £5

Peterloo at HOME

Cinema 9–23 November 2018, from £5

Widows at HOME

Activity 16 September–24 November 2018, from £9

The Modern History of the Northern Quarter Tour

The Maids at HOME
Theatre 16 November–1 December 2018, from £10.00

The Maids at HOME

Comedy 21 September–4 December 2018, from £8

Mum’s the Word Comedy Club at The Edge

PAPER Gallery in Manchester presents Tim Ellis - Cypher
Exhibitions 10 November–15 December 2018, FREE

Tim Ellis: Cypher at PAPER Gallery