MIF19: Tuesday at Saint Augustine’s Church

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
MIF19 Studio ORKA Tuesday Manchester International Festival 2019

Studio ORKA: Tuesday at Saint Augustine’s Church, Manchester 10 — 21 July 2019 Entrance is free — Visit now

We recommend snapping up tickets fast for what’s sure to be an extraordinary world premiere by Belgium’s Studio ORKA, one of Europe’s most celebrated theatre companies.

Set within a Grade I listed, majestic Victorian church which has been immortalised in drawings and paintings by LS Lowry, who lived nearby, Tuesday is a show with universal appeal.

An old man now, Tuesday was abandoned in a church when he was a baby. Through the lens of his experiences, the show will reveal how moments of magic and the people and places we encounter on the way, shape all our lives so uniquely.

Live and shared experience at its best

Studio ORKA are renowned for their playful, poetic and breathtaking sets and style. Although some big topics are likely brought to the fore (how do we become the people that we become?), expect a whole lot of laughs, wows and your heart strings to be tugged.

The sort of experiences that Studio ORKA present, aim to open up the power of theatre to all in surprising, new, joyful and inspiring ways.

Aimed at ages eight and above, we are excited that families are not going to be short-changed and can have the boundary-breaking quality of experiences they deserve at such a significant festival.

This is surely going to be live and shared experience at its best.

Studio ORKA: Tuesday at Saint Augustine’s Church, Manchester 10 — 21 July 2019 Entrance is free Visit now

Where to go near MIF19: Tuesday at Saint Augustine’s Church

Pot Kettle Black cafe in Manchester.
Café or Coffee Shop
Pot Kettle Black

Tucked away in Barton Arcade, a small but beautiful shopping centre between St Ann’s Square and Deansgate, is Pot Kettle Black. This cosy cafe serves up both excellent coffee and an inventive brunch menu (8am-3pm daily) – we particularly recommend the figs on toast, with whipped ricotta, fresh mint and infused honey.

LIVIA forest

LIVIA is an accumulation of woodlands included Drinkwater, Forest Bank, Clifton, Robin Hood Sidings, Silverdale, Queensmere reservoir and Waterdale.

Duke’s Drive, Monton

Dukes Drive is located next to the historic Bridgewater Canal. Situated in the centre of Monton, this green oasis has excellent links to surrounding areas and is linked by canal tow paths and cycle routes (66) to Worsley and further afield.

Albert Park

Albert Park is an important and valued piece of open space which first opened in 1877. Among the park’s main attractions is a fantastic all-weather astro turf pitch,

Broughton Leisure Centre
Event venue
Broughton Leisure Centre

Broughton Leisure Centre is a sports facility located in Salford, Manchester. Broughton Leisure Centre houses a 25m pool and a teaching pool and also has a sauna and steam room.

Salford museum and art gallery exterior
Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Salford Museum and Art Gallery is a friendly city museum close to Peel Park with special appeal to families; the highlight is Lark Hill Place, a charming Victorian Street installation.

Laura Daly: The Storm Cone at Peel Park, Salford
The Storm Cone, Peel Park

The Storm Cone is a digital artwork and soundscape by artist Laura Daly and composer Lucy Pankhurst, which simulates lost park bandstands and explores their forgotten histories.

Hong Kong Choi
Hong Kong Choi

A superb modern Hong Kong-style restaurant on the edge of Manchester city centre, serving up unique dishes created by chefs with Michelin star experience.

squipsoup commission at mediacity create festival salford
Event venue
MediaCityUK Piazza

Open air square – notably not a Public Square  – owned by Peel Holdings who are the developers behind the Media CityUK project as a whole. It’s a fairly large…

What's on: Families

Culture Guides

Teenage Dads
Music in Manchester and the North

Fresh concert seasons, forward-thinking festivals and a revolving door of amazing gigs. Things are looking bright as spring comes into view.

Exhibitions in Manchester and the North

February is a month of love so art lovers in the North - rejoice! There is lots to choose from: two photography festivals, gorgeous crafts and shows celebrating local talent.