The Edge Spring Season

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
How To Keep Up With The Kardashians at The Edge
Image courtesy of The Edge.

The Edge Spring Season at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton, 3 March–21 April 2022 - Book now

With another incredible programme of new writing, comedy, spoken word and live music, The Edge promises a thrilling Spring Season of high-quality performance and events.

Following a huge transformation to its 19th-century building, which was formerly a Red Cross Hospital in the centre of Chorlton, The Edge welcomed audiences back into its newly renovated building in autumn 2021. Now, building on the success of the reopening season, the arts centre brings another spectacular line-up of performance.

Another incredible programme of new writing, comedy, spoken word and live music.

Highlights include the welcomed return of the satirical musical comedy night, That Sketch Show. Following the huge success of last season’s inaugural edition, the witty (and bonkers) show will delight audiences once again. With an emphasis on topical content, the night takes an irreverent look at some of the week’s headlines and bonkers news stories. Performed by some of the best comedy and musical talent, 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 to be had at the popular ‘bring your own baby’ stand-up show Mum’s The Word, and later in the season, the cabaret night Tickle Your Fancy.

Highlights include the return of the satirical musical comedy night, That Sketch Show.

The Edge Spring Season
The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre Spring Season

 

Part dance party and part performative protest, How To Keep Up With The Kardashians launches this explosive season of performance. Based on a collection of interviews with female-identifying individuals living in the UK, this empowering show by So La Flair examines the damaging effects of concept advertising on body image and celebrates our uniqueness.

Drama-seekers should definitely seek out Paper Mug Theatre’s award-winning comedy-drama, A Partnership. Witty and honest, this beautiful two-hander explores the changing face of homophobia and the relationship of two young men living in modern-day London. Garnering five-star reviews, this vital and heartbreaking show was a sell-out hit at Edinburgh Fringe in 2019.

Testament of Yootha at The Edge
Writer and performer Caroline Burns Cooke in Testament of Yootha at The Edge.

 

Performer and writer Caroline Burns Cooke brings her third show, Testament of Yootha to The Edge this March. Based on the life of Yootha Joyce, the glamorous 1970s legend, the show takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the sitcom star’s life – her fantastic acting career and her struggle with alcoholism, and tragic death at the age of 53.

Additionally, Manchester Active Youth Theatre will bring revenge, power and magic when they perform a modern version of Shakespeare’s Tempest. And award-winning poet Luke Wright returns to The Edge with a brand-new spoken word show this April. Tackling pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless culture war, the popular poet and theatre-maker delivers an inventive and energetic evening of spoken word.

Cheerful in the day and a perfect meeting spot in the evening, The Edge has its own on-site cafe bar too.

Alongside this inspiring and welcoming programme of performance, we love that The Edge has its own on-site cafe bar too. Whether you’re looking for post-performance drinks or a pre-theatre warmer, The Dressing Room Cafe Bar is cheerful in the day and a perfect meeting spot in the evening.

The Edge Spring Season at The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre, Chorlton

3 March–21 April 2022

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