When: 21st – 24th February 2018
Where: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
£: Tickets cost £12.50 (concessions available)
What is it?
The Bare Project’s On the Outskirts of a Large Event, a piece of theatre that promises to be as strange and bright as a lump of ice, will be on at HOME in Manchester from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th February.
Following five years of making a range of immersive site-specific work, Sheffield-based theatre company The Bare Project will be taking their latest production to Manchester’s HOME, as well as to Sheffield Theatres in March. The production mixes cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word to form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice.
An iceberg arrives at a tropical island. The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex.
On the Outskirts of a Large Event is directed by The Bare Project’s artistic director and co-founder Malaika Cunningham (Cardboard Citizens, Invisible Flock), who is currently undertaking a PhD in theatre and activism at the University of Leeds; and written by Joe W (Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting 2016). The cast features Rose Gray (Roundabout, Paines Plough), who has worked extensively with The Bare Project, and Nicola Blackwell (Market Boy, National Theatre) who has been a key part of the development of the show.
Outskirts is the sixth full-scale production for The Bare Project, a theatre and interactive arts company creating imaginative and surreal pieces of work that play with the barriers between audience and performer, performance and ‘reality’.