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The Manchester Project at Christmas

Ian Kershaw
Reuben Johnson
Chris Hoyle
Eve Steele
Chanje Kunda
Cathy Crabb
Louise Wallwein
Keisha Thompson
Chris Thorpe
Punam Ramchurn
Curtis Cole
Sarah McDonald Hughes
Furquan Akhtar
Andrew Sheridan
Monkeywood Theatre and HOME present
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 HughesCynthia EmeagiIan KershawReuben JohnsonCurtis ColeChris ThorpeLouise WallweinKeisha ThompsonSamantha SiddallGurjeet SinghChanje KundaAndrew SheridanEve SteeleCathy CrabbFurquan 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 NiceJosh JonesNina GilliganLukas KirbyAllyson June SmithDanny 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?


Loved this last night. Beautiful, moving work from @MissCDarcy @Iankershaw and co ❤️ @OldhamColiseum

02 Jul 2022

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