The Manchester Project at Christmas
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Directed By Martin Gibbons
Following our 2018 Manchester Project, we’re teaming up with HOME again for a Christmas evening you won’t forget! The Manchester Project at Christmas presents 12 plays of Christmas (and a couple for the new year) by a stellar line-up of writers and actors from across Manchester, followed by a special selection box of comedy or drag, with either HOME’s Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Hour or Miss Blair’s TV Special, depending on the night.
If you saw The Manchester Project 2018 (HOME’s Push Festival 2018 and the National Theatre’s RiverStage 2018) you’ll expect to be entertained, moved and enamoured by this feast of new and returning writers and performers including Sarah McDonald Hughes, Cynthia Emeagi, Ian Kershaw, Reuben Johnson, Curtis Cole, Chris Thorpe, Louise Wallwein, Keisha Thompson, Samantha Siddall, Gurjeet Singh, Chanje Kunda, Andrew Sheridan, Eve Steele, Cathy Crabb, Furquan Akhtar, and Chris Hoyle. Inspired to dig deeper into their home city and write about the specific locales they call home, there’ll be new works celebrating Manchester’s districts, from Wythenshawe to Timperley, Chorlton to old Trafford – and not a turkey among them…
HOME’s Ho Ho Holiday Comedy Hour features the likes of Mrs Barbara Nice, Josh Jones, Nina Gilligan, Lukas Kirby, Allyson June Smith, Danny Sutcliff, Amy Gledhill and Silky. It does come with a warning – may contain swearwords and reference to body parts that need a rinse now and then…
Alternatively, join Manchester drag queen and hostess Miss Blair in her sitting room for a good old-fashioned knees-up to celebrate our favourite British TV icons at Christmas, from Deirdre Barlow to Hyacinth Bucket, Mrs Slocombe to Patsy Stone, Elizabeth II to Lynda La Hughes! Featuring spot quizzes, lip-synch dance numbers, stocking-filler prizes, and a sticky drinks cabinet, this will be a silly, sultry and pine-scented night of laughs.
The Manchester Project at Christmas is a Christmas cracking celebration of Manchester talent – what better way to celebrate the start of the festive period?