Släpstick at HOME

Part of our Theatre guide

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Släpstick at HOME
Jaap Reedijk

Släpstick at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 13–22 December 2018, from £10.00 - Book now

This December Wëreldbänd, who are based in the Netherlands, take over HOME Manchester’s stage for Släpstick, an eccentric and entertaining mix of musical entertainment, physical comicality and the charm of the timeless ‘slapstick’ tradition.

Winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Spirit of the Fringe Award, Släpstick plays tribute to the musical comedian – think Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Harold Lloyd – from the medieval troubadour to Spike Jones, but with a very modern twist.

Inspired by these much-revered performers, Wëreldbänd are a super talented five-piece band who have mastered more than 100 instruments between them. They are also accomplished knockabout clowns presenting a series of meticulously timed physical comic routines punctuated by an eclectic toe-tapping musical set. The blend of music and comedy brings a show with musical virtuosity and witty reframing of the most famous slapstick scenes.

Släpstick is a fresh and fast-paced show that is suitable for all ages. Wëreldbánd quickly became the talk of Edinburgh when they played at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – boasting a set of four and five-star reviews from the critics, they bought in more than six thousand audience members during the run.

Christmas is always a busy time of year for theatre and so we’d recommend booking yourselves in early for this one. Tickets could fly out faster than Wëreldbánd’s violins whizz across the stage.

Släpstick at HOME Manchester, Manchester

13–22 December 2018
From £10.00

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