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 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.