The Edge Reopening Season

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The Edge Spring Season
Image courtesy of The Edge.

The Edge Reopening Season at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton 9 September — 18 December 2021 Tickets from £6 — Book now

Presenting an incredible reopening season, The Edge has thrown open its doors and is welcoming audiences inside its newly refurbished building for the first time in 18 months. With a chocolate box of a reopening season, audiences can expect the venue’s usual high-quality shows and events alongside an inclusive activity programme.

A chocolate box of a reopening season.

Following funding from The National Lottery, Veolia Environmental Trust, Viridor Credits and the Albert Gubay Foundation, The Edge has undergone a major renovation to its 19th century building, which was formerly a Red Cross Hospital in the centre of Chorlton. The building has reopened with a spectacular programme featuring new writing, spoken word, comedy and music.

Highlights of the season so far have included the Manchester-themed Double-Ender presented by Initiative Arts, The Nobodies by Chalk Line Theatre, Ifeyinwa Frederick’s Sessions, Manchester Active Youth Theatre’s adaptation of Animal Farm and an award-winning two-hander by Paper Mug Theatre exploring identity and the complicated reality of relationships.

Up next on 13 November, Ruth E Cockburn will perform Love Letters From Blackpool, a one-woman show about love, beautifully depicted through storytelling and song.

The Edge has also launched a new monthly edition show; That Sketch Show is a brand new satirical comedy night. With an emphasis on topical content, the night takes an irreverent look at some of the week’s headlines and bonkers news stories. Writers at any stage in their careers are invited to submit sketches and one-liners, with a hand-picked selection making it onto The Edge’s stage. There will also be plenty of laughs with the cabaret night Tickle Your Fancy, and the welcomed return of the ‘bring your own baby’ stand-up show Mum’s The Word.

The Edge Reopening Season
Image courtesy of The Edge.

The 2021 season draws to a close with a welcome return of the classy comedy thriller, Spinach. This all-sung play opens with two strangers tethered to one another in the basement of a house. Unable to remember how they got there, with no recollection of the last few days and without any means to escape, the pair have to unravel their memories to find out what happened to them…and why.

We’re absolutely thrilled that The Edge are back and welcoming audiences into their newly renovated building with such an inspiring season of performance.

The Edge Reopening Season at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton 9 September — 18 December 2021 Tickets from £6 Book now

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Chorlton Library on Manchester road in Chorlton
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This cornerstone of Chorlton life is a Carnegie library, listed building and the second busiest library in the city.

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Into The Woods Chorlton

Delightful cafe, bar and restaurant in the heart of Chorlton. Wonderfully welcoming with a great range of food and drinks for all ages.

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A family-run bookshop in Manchester’s bohemian suburb, Chorlton Bookshop is a haven of great titles and unknown gems.

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Popular artisan café, Barbecue is located in the heart of Chorlton, the South Manchester suburb that is home to one of the city’s most vibrant artistic communities.

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The Horse and Jockey is a popular gastro pub located on Chorlton Green, at the end of Beech Road, a beautiful building and a Chorlton landmark.

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Proof

A cocktail bar in Chorlton, South Manchester. If you like your drinks exotic and boozy, look no further.

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The Beagle

Helmed by the people behind Common and Port Street Beer House, The Beagle is one of the most popular bars in Chorlton.

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Mish Mash

Cocktails and craft beer along side a menu of British food ‘with a twist’. Mish Mash is currently closed for a refurb.

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