The Manchester Biennial Nowt Part Of Festival has been running all week, combined with the Manchester Acoustic Blues Festival, as an independent alternative warm up to the Manchester International Festival. Nowt Part Of reaches its conclusion tomorrow, Sunday, 28th June, with four new small cast quality theatre productions at the Eagle Inn on Collier Street, each one affordable to attend at under a tenner.
The Festival begins at 3pm with the last show at 8:15pm, each show lasting around an hour with a Q and A session afterwards. There's also an after-festival networking and get together from 9pm.
Here's the full line up...
3pm: Accident of Birth - by Trevor Suthers £6.50
Intense drama set in the confines of Broadmoor by Manchester's most prolific playwright. Accident Of Birth looks at how we are all shaped by the circumstances of our birthing and the influence for good or evil of our genetic inheritance. Stars Haydn Holden (Ian Brady in CH5 the Untold Story) and Karen Henthorn (Coronation Street regular as Teresa Bryant 2008-2010).
4:45pm: Pieces of Light – by Amie George £6.50
Frederick is a salesman but he doesn't trade in watches or mobile phone covers, he sells memories. Pieces of Light is a new play exploring the nature of memory, and what happens when the permanence of your past becomes the most ephemeral thing in your head
6:30pm: Counting Sheep – by Brian Marchbank £4.50
Alan's wife's funeral is thrown into disarray when his brother Ged returns unannounced from Australia. A comedy in development by 24:7 drama festival legend Brian Marchbank. To be performed Script in Hand.
8:15pm: The Madcap Laughs – by Luke Richards £6.50
The Madcap Laughs follows the life of the man who co-founded one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, Pink Floyd but at a dangerous price, his sanity. Includes music and explores the Man, the Icon and the Crazy Diamond that was Syd Barrett.
"The aim of Nowt Part Of 2015 is to take what was achieved with the independent arts festival last biennial and widen the appeal to attract new audiences" says Festival organiser Mike Francis Carvalho "Tourists from as far away as Australia, as well as massive support from Greater Manchester made the forerunner something to be proud of. The Festival is completely and proudly independent; all we ask is that the public shows their support by attending the 'all under a tenner' events".
Nowt Part Of Festival
Sunday 28th June from 3pm
18 Collier Street M3 7DW
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