From filling the gap to taking the biscuit, soft flesh to hard lessons, via a canon of reverence + representation… Word of Warning, Manchester’s roaming programme of performance, is back with a new season for a new decade.
Word of Warning Spring 2020 sees two visits to The Lowry - firstly on Wed 12 Feb for Harry Clayton-Wright’s gasp-inducing Sex Education and the second on Wed 1 Apr for Jo Bannon’s penetrating We Are Fucked.
New for Spring 2020 is Emergency StopGap on Thu 27 Feb. A Thursday late for the curious, it is an evening-long micro-version of the enduring Emergency at the delightfully decrepit NIAMOS, bridging the gap between gallery + theatre, and filling the empty months of winter.
Word of Warning also makes a return to the Royal Exchange Theatre on 19-21 Mar for a daring + unapologetic examination of religion, pop culture + black representation with Jamal Gerald’s Idol; and to STUN on 23+24 April for the next phase of Tania Camara’s Oreo, exploring the masks we don to achieve success in society.
The season rounds off with the annual Works Ahead, in partnership with Contact, this year in sited form at NIAMOS on 21+22 May. Featuring Will Dickie and Ross McCaffrey, this double bill of new performance offers a sneak preview of works at the start of their journeys.
Full listings below:
Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
A night out for the curious (artists tba)
Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | The Studio at Royal Exchange Theatre
Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
WE ARE FUCKED
Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr, 7.30pm. £7/4 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
Thu 21 + Fri 22 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
WORKS AHEAD 2020
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)
Word of Warning Spring 2020 is brought to you by hÅb with Contact, NIAMOS, Royal Exchange Theatre, STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) + The Lowry