Roots at HOME

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

Roots at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 11–30 December 2019, 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
From £10

Dates and Times

  • 11 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 12 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 12 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 13 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 14 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 14 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 16 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 17 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 18 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 18 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 19 December 2019, 7:30 pm (Captioned)
  • 20 December 2019, 7:30 pm (Audio Described)
  • 21 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 21 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 23 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 27 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 28 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 28 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • 30 December 2019, 2:00 pm
  • 30 December 2019, 7:30 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit

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