Too Much World at Once at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Too Much World at Once at HOME
Image courtesy of HOME.

Too Much World at Once at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 11 March 2023 Tickets from £10.50 — Book now

Manchester-based award-winning theatre company, Box of Tricks pride themselves on working with some of the best new talent in the industry. Championing emerging playwrights by giving them a platform to develop and showcase their work, Box of Tricks aim to reveal new works that reflect today’s society.

Box of Tricks pride themselves on working with some of the best new talent in the industry.

True to form, this spring Box of Tricks bring Too Much World at Once to HOME Manchester; a debut play by Billie Collins which was developed during the company’s PlayBox scheme, a year-long writer-on-attachment programme offering a bespoke residency and support from Box of Tricks.

Two Much World at Once is described as “an urgent coming-of-age story for our times” and a “lyrical, theatrical journey” spanning “continents and lives”. The narrative focuses on the lives of two siblings, their home and connection, and what happens when it all begins to fall down.

An urgent coming-of-age story for our times.

On his fifteenth birthday, Noble transforms into a bird. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, his sister Cleo is situated on a remote island with the British Antarctic Survey. The birds have all disappeared and Noble needs to reach his sister. Keeping out of sight until it’s time to take flight, he finds comfort in an outsider, Ellis; all the while, his mum struggles to stop their home from falling apart.

Too Much World at Once will receive its stage premiere at HOME Manchester before embarking on a UK tour – venues are set to include Theatre by the Lake in Keswick on 20 March, the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool on 23 March, Brewery Arts in Kendal on 29 March and The Met in Bury on 5 April.

Too Much World at Once at HOME Manchester, Manchester 3 — 11 March 2023 Tickets from £10.50 Book now

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Where to go near Too Much World at Once at HOME

Manchester
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
Manchester
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
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

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

Manchester
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.

Manchester
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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