Works Ahead 2014

Annual new performance sampler.

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

###Thursday 8 + Friday 9 May 2014, 7.30pm Our annual sampler of what’s next in contemporary performance and live art — pushing the boundaries of form and content. To date, Works Ahead has brushed the petticoats of dance, skirted the fringes of musical theatre and warped the lines of performance installation… 2014 sees three new works in development delving into the mindset of the performer.

The houselights dim, the audience goes quiet — and there you are… transfixed in a spotlight…

Lindsay Bennett ¦ Exit Smiling
Paul O’Donnell ¦ Nothing!
SheepKnuckle ¦ Echo

Now it’s all over, see works Ahead 2014’s image gallery.

####Venue + Booking Details Dates: Thursday 8 + Friday 9 May 2014, 7.30pm
Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £6/3 ¦ Special offer: buy ten tickets, get one free
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600
The same programme is presented each evening, there is no two night pass.

####What people said about Works Ahead 2013

I really like these different performances. It was interesting: funny, embarrassing, crazy, emotional, fragile…
I enjoyed the diversity of the programme. Each piece was stimulating, engaging + theatrical.
This is a good event for people wanting to experiment with an open-minded audience.
Two 4* reviews of 2013’s first night are here + here.

Commissioned by hÅb, co-produced by Contact, a greenroom legacy project.