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December 2014 at Contact

25 Nov 2014

At Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA

Red Rabbit, White Rabbit
by Nassim Soleimanpour
Tuesday, 2 December (7.30pm): performed by Shobna Gulati
Wednesday, 3 December (7.30pm): performed by John Thomson

Tickets: £9/5. Suitable for over 14s.

One Script. One Actor. One Performance. No Rehearsal.

Nassim Soleimanpour is 29 and forbidden to leave his country. He is a conscientious objector who has refused to take part in mandatory military service in his native Iran. Unable to travel, Soleimanpour has turned his isolation to his own advantage with a play that is written in English but which requires no director, no set and a different actor for each performance.

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The Future and Contact Present
The Future: Shift
Friday, 5 December (5pm) and Saturday, 6 December (10.30am)

Day passes £11 / £6. Over 12s.

A festival of contemporary and experimental performance and live art featuring performances, interventions, installations, workshops, discussions, pizza, exhibitions, music, samosas and popcorn from some of the North West’s most exciting contemporary theatre makers.

Plus much more and installations/interventions: Across both days from Sheep Knuckle; Clerke and Joy; Lowri Evans, Layla Sailor and Lisa Mattocks.

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Mother’s Ruin
Friday 12 December (8pm)

Suitable for over 18s. Tickets £9/5.

Mother’s glorious, raucous cabaret returns to Contact to kick off the Christmas season. An anarchic, alternative night of glamour, glitter and fun. Line-up to be announced.

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#folksonomy
Thursday 18, December – Saturday, 20 December (7.30pm)

BSL interpreted performance: Friday, 19 December

Tickets: £11/6. Suitable for over 14s.

Directed by Tom Hogan, Aqueous Humour. Written by Conor McKee and Contact Young Actors Company.

A Funny And Physical Exploration Of Identity

If we choose our identity, then why do so many people not like themselves all that much?

In #folksonomy, Contact’s young company of performers create preposterous parodies of social normality. A funny and frenetic look at group identity, self-expression, rejection and the security of belonging. Hurled from the chaotic to the realistic to nightmarish prison based landscapes, they struggle for self-realisation even as they label themselves and each other.

Aqueous Humour return to Contact with their characteristic brand of subversive humour. The company has been creating playfully surreal characters for 14 years, by making audiences laugh at things they somehow feel they shouldn't.

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