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Manchester Biennial 'Nowt Part Of' Festival Returns

Added on: 29th May, 2015 by GrundyPR

Manchester Biennial 'Nowt Part Of' Festival Returns

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Wed, 11 October 2017

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Manchester's Independent Biennial Drama Event the 'Nowt Part Of' Festival returns to Salford 21-28 June 2015

Following on from massive success in 2013, the Nowt Part Of Arts and Modern Drama Festival returns from Sunday 21st until Sunday 28th June 2015. This time all events will be held at the new bespoke performance venue at the Eagle Inn, Collier Street, Salford recently featured on ITV's Coronation Street. This year the event will also combine with the Manchester Acoustic Blues Festival 'MABS Fest' which runs for the first two days and during the evening of Monday 22nd June will host the European Blues Awards (that were postponed from the Royal Albert Hall London in October 2014 due to the tragic passing of award winner Jack Bruce).

4 brand new professional productions will be developed as a celebration of small cast theatre and be launched for the first time during the Festival. Following initial midweek launch performances, the audiences will have the opportunity to take part in a question & answer session. All four productions will then run on the final day of the festival before the hand-over for the MIF launch City wide, the following week.

There will be a free after party and networking event (open to all) for actors, directors, writers and theatre makers and enthusiasts at the Eagle Inn from 9pm Sunday 28th June.

Programme overview; (all performances between 45 & 60 minutes) NB Full 2015 Programme is available as a print download on the left of this column.

The Madcap Laughs – by Luke Richards
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 both the Man, the Icon and the Crazy Diamond that was Syd Barrett.

Weds 24th June 6.30pm (with post show question and answer session) - £6.50
Sunday 28th June 8.15pm - £6.50


Counting Sheep – by Brian Marchbank
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.

Weds 24th June 8.15pm (with post show question and answer session) - £4.50
Sunday 28th June 6.30pm - £4.50


Pieces of Light – by Amie George
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

Thursday 25th June 6.30pm (with post show question and answer session) - £6.50
Sunday 28th June 4.45pm - £6.50


Accident of Birth - by Trevor Suthers
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 the influence for good or evil of our genetic inheritance.

LATEST NEWS UPDATE; The above performance features Karen Henthorn (Coronation St regular Teresa Bryant 2008-2010) & Haydn Holden (Ian Brady in Channel 5 The Untold Story).

Thursday 25th June 8.15pm (with post show question and answer session) - £6.50
Sunday 28th June 3.00pm - £6.50


REVIEWS UPDATE.....

Pieces of Light - Manchester Theatre Awards
http://manchestertheatreawards.com/reviews/732-pieces-of-light-nowt-not-part-of-festival-at

Accident of Birth - Manchester Theatre Awards
http://manchestertheatreawards.com/reviews/733-accident-of-birth-nowt-not-part-of-festival-at

Counting Sheep - Manchester Theatre Awards
http://manchestertheatreawards.com/reviews/734-counting-sheep-nowt-not-part-of-festival-at

Counting Sheep - Quiet Man
http://quietmandave.co.uk/2015/06/nowt-part-of/


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