HOME in Manchester will restart live performances in its 500-seat theatre from October 2020 with a reduction to 120 seats and £10 tickets.
The season will start with a special one-night performance and book launch Working from HOME from HOME’s Resident Artists, Young Identity (Tuesday, 13 October), and from 21 October, the Fringe First award-winning trio RashDash will present the World Premiere of Don’t Go Back To Sleep, a cross-continental musical collaboration about life in lockdown (Wednesday, 21 October – Saturday, 24 October).
In November, Javaad Alipoor returns with The Believers Are But Brothers (Tuesday, 3 November – Friday, 6 November). Originally co-commissioned by HOME, the show first appeared in Manchester in 2017. It went on to tour the world and win a host of awards, including the Scotsman Fringe First Award. Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas will also return to HOME with The End, their 2019 exploration of the end of their relationship, whose themes of the end of the Earth and ecological crisis feel more relevant than ever (Thursday, 12 November – Saturday, 14 November).
Beats & Elements’ High Rise eState of Mind, tells difficult to swallow truths through a dystopian lens, using grime, beat boxing, hip hop, live looping and MCing (Wednesday, 18 November & Thursday, 19 November).
And HOME regular David Hoyle, presents another World Premiere, A Grand Auction of My Life where the past is examined and HOME’s theatre space becomes an auction room for the sale of memorabilia and memories.
Tickets for this year’s shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, 18 September, with friends, members, NHS staff and keyworkers receiving priority booking.
HOME will also continue to present work digitally for those who do not feel ready to return to a live theatre environment just yet, including the groundbreaking Homemakers series will continue throughout the autumn. The series has presented new commissions from over 30 artists, and been viewed by audiences from 34 different countries.
Wise Children return digitally to HOME to present Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous which will be live streamed from the Bristol Old Vic on 22-28 September.
The theatre announcement follows news that HOME’s building will reopen for films and food on 4 September.
An announcement on the autumn exhibition in HOME’s gallery is to follow in the next few weeks.