This Is Where It Happened at Didsbury Library & Withington BathsKristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Let the award-winning Manchester theatre company, Powder Keg be your storytelling guides on a ‘curious’ journey around familiar local landmarks. Aiming to present theatre which ‘combines pop and politics to tell stories’, Powder Keg were the recipients of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Hodgkiss Award in 2016. This Is Where It Happened is a free site-specific outdoor performance which has been commissioned by Didsbury Arts Festival and supported by Arts Council England.
Based on true stories and real-life events shared by the people of Didsbury, This Is Where It Happened is a promenade performance piece that takes its audience on a short walking tour around the local area.
Turning the ordinary and mundane into an extraordinary adventure.
Storytellers will guide the audience on a fascinating journey through familiar neighbourhoods and popular local places, and invite them to view what they see differently. Turning the ordinary and mundane into an extraordinary adventure, award-winning theatre-makers Powder Keg hope to inject a sense of curiosity into the everyday. Delivering stories of the history and real-life accounts of events and landmarks, This Is Where It Happened promises to be a unique and unmissable performance experience.
This Is Where It Happened promises to be a unique and unmissable performance experience.
Two different performances will take place during the piece – one will start at Didsbury Library and finish at Withington Baths, and the other will start at the Baths and finish at the Library. Suitable for all ages (you can even bring your dog), the performances are free but prior registration for the event is required.