Don’t Go Back To Sleep: The Lockdown Album at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Don’t Go Back To Sleep: The Lockdown Album at HOME

Don’t Go Back To Sleep: The Lockdown Album at HOME Manchester, Manchester 21 — 24 October 2020 Entrance is free — Visit now

This October RashDash will perform live at HOME Manchester. Don’t Go back to Sleep: the Lockdown Album offers a musical reflection on the pandemic and our lived experiences of the last six months.

Examining people’s everyday experiences during the lockdown period, from Britain and beyond, this new verbatim performance will use real-life interviews, text from transcripts and music. Amongst the perspectives included are a mother in Milan, a student in China, a professor in Britain and a film-maker in Kenya.

The performance aims to illuminate the personal and political, and the range of emotions – from anxiety to joy – experienced by so many during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. At a time when we are required to distance ourselves physically from one another, we think performances like this actually bring us together to share our diverse experiences.

From those who lived completely on their own during the lockdown and didn’t see another soul to those who are still trying to distance from others while living in a crowded slum; to those who reluctantly place their trust in the government to those who feel completely frustrated by them, we are all dreaming about better days and what we’ll do once we have freedom again.

Timely and cathartic, with a banging musical soundtrack, Don’t Go back to Sleep: the Lockdown Album offers us space to reflect on the past six months and our place in the world.


Session Features
21 October 2020
7:30pm — 9:00pm
22 October 2020
7:30pm — 9:00pm
23 October 2020
7:30pm — 9:00pm
24 October 2020
7:30pm — 9:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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Toxic at HOME
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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
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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