People, Places and Things at HOME

Andrew Anderson
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People, Places and Things at HOME Manchester, Manchester 22 September — 7 October 2017 Tickets from £10

When Headlong, HOME and The National Theatre come together you know to expect something special, and so it is with People, Places and Things, Duncan Macmillan’s examination of addiction. This is highly energetic, highly original theatre that brings a fresh perspective to much-discussed subject.

The play finds an unexpected connection between the process of making theatre and the process of recovering from addiction. It follows Emma, an actor who makes the mistake of embracing drugs to deal with the everyday strains of both her job and the wider world. She soon realises that drugs are not the answer – but then, Emma asks herself, what is? How are you supposed to negotiate life’s perilous paths without some kind of crutch?

Since it first debuted in 2016 People, Places and Things has won a good deal of critical acclaim, both for the direction of Jeremy Herrin and for Bunny Christie’s design work (she was the one behind the striking set of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). This is high quality theatre at its best, the kind of production we simply didn’t have enough of in Manchester before HOME came along.

People, Places and Things at HOME Manchester, Manchester 22 September — 7 October 2017 Tickets from £10

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Where to go near People, Places and Things 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.

What's on: Theatre

Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum: A photograph showing a theatre stage. On the right side we can see a woman in a pink hijab with a travel bag in her hand. She has a yellow star pinned to her black blouse. She looks concerned. In the background there is a group of 5 musicians playing medieval instruments.
Into the Melting Pot at Manchester Jewish Museum

Be transported back to 15th-century Andalucia for a screening of a concert play tackling stories around integration, love, heritage and racial identity. Part of Manchester Jewish Museum’s Synagogue Scratch Season.

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