Roots at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Roots at HOME
Image courtesy of 1927.

Roots at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 30 December 2019 Tickets from £10 — Book now

Following their previous success at HOME (Golem, The Animals and Children Took to the Streets), the acclaimed 1927 make a welcomed return this Christmas with their latest show, Roots.

A real spectacle for anybody looking for something a little more alternative this festive season.

Folksy and gruesome, Roots will bring fairy tales as you have never witnessed them before. For this show 1927 have excavated a set of little-known folk stories and transferred them to the stage. Using their signature blend of live theatre, animation and storytelling, this show is for those who are looking for a little more than the usual Christmas fluff. Chilling and extraordinary, we think Roots is a great festive show for those families with older children.

Think magical birds and tyrannical ogres, and a live musical score which utilises Peruvian prayer boxes, donkey jaws, musical saws and violins. Roots is a real fusion of cultures and storytelling; offering a glimpse into the imaginations of those who have gone before us and the relevance of their stories in shaping our future.

Founded in 2005, the award-winning 1927 create magical filmic theatre. 1927 are wholly unique in the way that they fuse performance and live music with animation to create their trademark style. The Telegraph have described it being ‘almost impossible to impart in words the magic of a 1927 show. A thrilling combination of animation, live performance, theatre and music’. Truly unique.

Recommended for ages 8+, Roots is a genuinely special show – thrilling and macabre – a real spectacle for anybody looking for something a little more alternative this festive season.

Roots at HOME Manchester, Manchester 11 — 30 December 2019 Tickets from £10 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
11 December 2019
7:30pm
12 December 2019
2:00pm
12 December 2019
7:30pm
13 December 2019
7:30pm
14 December 2019
2:00pm
14 December 2019
7:30pm
16 December 2019
7:30pm
17 December 2019
7:30pm
18 December 2019
2:00pm
18 December 2019
7:30pm
19 December 2019
7:30pm

Accessibility Features

Captioned

20 December 2019
7:30pm

Accessibility Features

Audio Described

21 December 2019
2:00pm
21 December 2019
7:30pm
23 December 2019
7:30pm
27 December 2019
7:30pm
28 December 2019
2:00pm
28 December 2019
7:30pm
30 December 2019
2:00pm
30 December 2019
7:30pm

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

What's on at HOME Manchester

Where to go near Roots at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
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
Manchester
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.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

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.

Manchester
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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