Revolution at Salford Arts Theatre

Andrew Anderson

Revolution at Salford Arts Theatre, Salford 7 November 2017 Tickets from £8.00 — Book now

Given that it remains one of the most important events in the history of humanity, I’ve been surprised at the lack of coverage given to the centenary of the Russian Revolution. While there has been a glut of WWI theatrical remembrances, this extraordinary moment – one of the few times when the people have successfully overthrown traditional powers – has been little touched upon. So Revolution, a new play from Liverpool’s Burjesta Theatre, is a welcome addition to the theatrical calendar.

Revolution is not a straight narrative piece, but rather a collage of songs, reportage and vignettes making use of eyewitness accounts, newspaper cuttings and historical analysis. Together these give an impression of how it felt it to live through what John Reed termed ‘Ten Days That Shook the World’.

Not only is the Russian Revolution worth remembering because of the centenary, but also because of the parallels in modern times. It is reassuring to be reminded that people can take control of power if they choose to, that passivity isn’t the only option, and that if we want a better way of life we can make it happen ourselves.

Revolution at Salford Arts Theatre, Salford 7 November 2017 Tickets from £8.00 Book now

Where to go near Revolution at Salford Arts Theatre

Maya
Manchester
Restaurant
MAYA Manchester

MAYA is a stylish new restaurant and bar on the corner of Canal Street and Chorlton in central Manchester.

Manchester
Restaurant
New Wave Ramen

New Wave Ramen is a stylish, friendly Japanese ramen bar and restaurant on Tib Lane in the heart of Manchester.

caprismcr - restaurant
City Centre
Restaurant
Capri’s Cucina Italiana

The King Street area isn’t short of popular Italian restaurants, but none strike quite the same note as Capri’s, where you’ll be greeted like family and served some of the most authentic Neapolitan food in Manchester.

The Feel Good Club exterior
Manchester
Event venue
Feel Good Club

Our flagship Feel Good Club in Manchester, open 7 days a week, providing a beautiful friendly environment for coffee, brunch, lunch, cocktails and beers with an amazing selection of non alcoholic beverages too.

Ancoats
Bar or Pub
Finders Keepers

Welcoming waterside bar in New Islington Marina, serving a wide array of carefully-curated cocktails.

City Centre
Restaurant
Climat

Highly-regarded wine-led, French-leaning wine bar and rooftop restaurant in the city centre.

Image licensed with iStock.
Stockport
Library
Stockport Central Library

Stockport Central Library is a Carnegie library, built 1913–15 in the Edwardian Baroque style. It continues to serve as Stockport’s largest library.

What's on: Theatre

Aakash Odedra - Mehek at The Lowry
DanceThe Quays
Aakash Odedra – Mehek at The Lowry

An enchanting exploration of the human heart masterfully danced by Aakash Odedra and Aditi Mangaldas, the great South Asian dancers of their respective generations.

from £16.50

Culture Guides

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.