The Manchester Project at Christmas at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
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The Manchester Project at Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester 5 — 21 December 2019 Tickets from £20.00 — Book now

Following the success of The Manchester Project at HOME’s Push Festival and the National Theatre’s Riverstage in 2018, Monkeywood Theatre return to HOME for a special Christmas edition of their popular production.

The Manchester Project at Christmas will feature 12 festive short new plays written by some well-known Mancunian writers, performed by Manchester actors.

Every evening there will be brand new micro-plays by new and returning writers including Sarah McDonald Hughes, Ian Kershaw, Reuben Johnson, Chris Hoyle, Chris Thorpe, Louise Wallwein, Keisha Thompson, Andrew Sheridan, Eve Steele, Cathy Crabb and Furquan Akhtar. From Wythenshawe to Timperley, from Chorlton to Middleton, each will write about the part of our city which they call home.

The perfect night out to get you in the Christmas swing of things.

The performance will take residence in HOME’s exhibition gallery throughout the month of December – the perfect night out to get you in the Christmas swing of things – whether you’re a Manc, an honorary Manc or just visiting Manchester. The evening will also include a cabaret performance and a pop-up bar.

Depending on the evening, audiences will be treated to either cabaret from Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Hour (Monday-Wednesday), or Miss Blair’s Christmas TV Special (Thursday-Saturday).

Miss Blair’s Christmas TV Special
Miss Blair’s Christmas TV Special

Featuring Barbara Nice, Josh Jones, Nina Gilligan, Lukas Kirby, Allyson June Smith, Danny Sutcliff, Amy Gledhill and Silky, The Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Hour promises to kick-start the Christmas hilarities. Alternatively, join Manchester’s finest drag queen and hostess Miss Blair in her sitting room for a good old fashioned shindig, and to celebrate some of our favourite British TV personalities.

A beautiful tapestry of Northern voices, exploring the meaning of Christmas.

The Manchester Project will offer a perfectly ‘grown-up’ advent countdown to the big day – a beautiful tapestry of Northern voices, exploring the meaning of Christmas – followed by a chocolate box of comedy and drag.

The Manchester Project at Christmas at HOME Manchester, Manchester 5 — 21 December 2019 Tickets from £20.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
5 December 2019
8:00pm
6 December 2019
8:00pm
7 December 2019
5:00pm
7 December 2019
8:30pm
9 December 2019
8:00pm
10 December 2019
8:00pm
11 December 2019
8:00pm
12 December 2019
8:00pm
14 December 2019
5:00pm
14 December 2019
8:30pm
16 December 2019
8:00pm
17 December 2019
8:00pm
18 December 2019
8:00pm

Accessibility Features

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19 December 2019
8:00pm
20 December 2019
8:00pm
21 December 2019
5:00pm
21 December 2019
8:30pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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Where to go near The Manchester Project at Christmas at HOME

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Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
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Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
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Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

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Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

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Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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