France Now at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
France Now at HOME

France Now at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 November — 1 December 2018 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

Running in HOME’s intimate Theatre 2 space alongside Jean Genet’s The Maids, France Now offers three contrasting performances from the French contemporary scene.

First up is J’ai Trop Peur or I’m So Scared, en Anglais. Written and directed by David Lescot. J’ai Trop Peur is a heart-warming adolescent drama about the challenges of school, friendships and growing up. The play was commissioned by the Theatre de la Villa and has toured extensively throughout France. This show will be performed in French with English subtitles.

Choreographed and performed by the Compagnie Pyramid, Ballet Bar is a dance production. Set in an underground New York jazz bar somewhere between Prohibition and the explosion of bebop, a company of 6 hip hop dancers blend mime, physical comedy, acrobatics and a myriad of eclectic dance styles.

Michel Houllebecq’s Submission completes HOME’s France Now performance trilogy. Houllebecq is France’s best-selling author and one of the most controversial writers of his time- his most recent work Submission is a political thriller, a dystopian novel and most importantly a satire. Submission imagines a France of the near future under Islamic rule, following the election of a Muslim president, the fictional Mohammed Ben Abbes, who is backed by the Socialists in order to keep Marine Le Pen’s National Front out of power. What follows is a darkly clever and satirical scenario in which French cultural life is turned on its head.

All three plays seek to explore the charms and challenges of life in France. From a witty and honest play about a young girl afraid to start secondary school to an explosive night of hip-hop dance, all concluding with a dystopian tale from France’s best-selling novelist – France Now gives you the chance to experience the best of French theatre here in Manchester.

France Now at HOME Manchester, Manchester 27 November — 1 December 2018 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

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Where to go near France Now at HOME

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
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.

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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