HOME has today announced its theatre programme for 2022/23 featuring a range of co-productions, UK premieres, visiting companies and returning artists. The exciting, co-produced season celebrates the world we live in today, exploring themes of identity, family, belonging, migration and home.
Priority ticket booking will be available for HOME Friends from Friday 24 June, and HOME Members from Monday 27 June, with tickets on sale to the general public from Tuesday 28 June. There will also be an exclusive Early Bird 15% discount for all full-price tickets purchased before Sunday 31 July.
Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME, said: “I’m excited to be announcing this ambitious and collaborative season of theatre for 2022/23. Continuing our work with incredible partners and talented artists across the North West and beyond, it’s a real pleasure to offer such a diverse programme. The season strongly reflects the values of HOME, celebrating culture and exploring the world we live in. We look forward to sharing this work with our audiences.”
HOME associate artists Quarantine kick off the new season with their epic durational piece 12 Last Songs, running from midday to midnight on 24 Sept in our ground floor gallery. Exploring our relationships to work, Manchester-based workers will perform paid shifts to create a fleeting portrait of society throughout the day and night in a live exhibition of people carried out on a carnival scale.
Opening on 27 Sept and running until 1 Oct, Gecko open the new season in Theatre 1 with the premiere of Kin. Artistic Director Amit Lahav, together with Gecko’s extraordinary ensemble of international devising performers, imagine the story of Amit’s Grandmother’s voyage to escape persecution and build a better life. Having toured the world.
Boy Blue bring Blak Whyte Gray back to Manchester from 20 – 22 Oct. This contemporary dance piece reflects themes of identity, oppression and transcendence.
A landmark moment of the 2022/23 season, we open The Cherry Orchard on 2 Nov, running until 19 Nov. This co-production between HOME, ETT and The Yard, adapted by Vinay Patel, is a loose, playful, adaptation of Chekhov’s final work and is set on a distant star ship. It explores themes of family, belonging and home.
Manchester based Scottee returns to HOME on the 23 Nov for a one-night performance of Class, a show about what it is to be embarrassed of who you are and pretending to be posher than you are. This is an updated version of the original show, which premiered at HOME in 2019.
Cult cabaret superstars Bourgeois & Maurice are back at HOME this Christmas with Pleasure Seekers showing on 16 and 17 Dec. The duo party their way to ultimate happiness in this two-nighter with their savage wit and unique brand of pop-satire.
Dan Daw Creative Projects return with The Dan Daw Show from 1 – 3 Dec. This is a show about care, intimacy and resilience, about letting go and reclaiming yourself.
Little Angel Theatre bring us an exciting family show, There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom and Other Stories… , running in Theatre 2 from 9 – 23 Dec.
This stunning production features a magical mix of puppetry and music and has been inspired by two Greenpeace campaign films. It features voiceovers from Emma Thompson, Doc Brown & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man.
Our family offer continues into early Spring with Marty and the Party from Manchester based Milk Presents. Running 23 – 25 Feb this adorable, cheeky show is for all under 5s and their grown-ups.
Box of Tricks return to HOME with the premiere of Too Much World at Once running from 3 – 11 Mar. This lyrical, theatrical journey spans continents and lives is an urgent coming-of-age story for our times.
Yursa Warsama closes this season with Of all the Beautiful Things in the World, from 24 Mar – 15 Apr. Inspired by Federico Lorca’s play The House of Bernada Alba, this powerful new production, written by Warsama and produced by HOME, exports Lorca’s language to a Manchester Moss Side home.
Other events in this season
In this season we also welcome back Manchester’s Folk Festival from 13 – 15 Oct. Throughout Oct we will be celebrating Black History Month with a programme spanning film, visual arts, live music and community events. We also look forward to this year’s PUSH Festival from 20 Jan – 18 Feb, which celebrates the work of North-West artists. Additional information about these events will be shared later in the year.
Full details of the season can be found online at: