Domestic II

at Matthias Court, M3

Presented by Word of Warning + The Guinness Partnership

Thursday 24 — Saturday 26 September 2015

A one-off, never to be repeated trip around a building in transition. Intimate interactions, homely conversations and domestic dramas played out in a block of flats…

Now that it’s over, see a rapid overview on vimeo, have a look at the image gallery + read QuietManDave’s review.

Evening Performances, Booking Essential

A series of ‘at homes’ atop a transforming tower block. Stories of real lives in a surreal setting.
Thu 24 Sep, 7.30pm | £5
Audio Caff | Ria Hartley | Cheryl Martin | Louise Wallwein
+ guest Liz Clarke
Fri 25 Sep, 7.30pm | £5 (sold-out)
Audio Caff | Ria Hartley | Cheryl Martin | Louise Wallwein
+ guest Catherine Hoffmann
Sat 26 Sep, 7.30pm | £5
Audio Caff | Ria Hartley | Cheryl Martin | Louise Wallwein
+ guest Ellie Stamp

A slideshow exploring absence and presence, flying and falling, and the power of the artist to fail or be free.
Fri 25 Sep, 7pm + 10pm | £3 (both shows sold-out)
Michael Pinchbeck, with guests Niki Woods (7pm) + Oliver Bray (10pm)

Daytime Performances, Come + Go As You Please

A live gallery takeover of this gutted ground floor, peeling back the layers to expose our social foundations. Domestic tales of pasts remembered and forgotten, and the impossibility of flat-pack furniture.
Sat 26 Sep, 12noon-5pm | FREE, no booking required
Audio Caff | Leo Burtin | Clare Charnley | Charlotte CHW | Ria Hartley | Afreena Islam | Doris La Trine | Mackenzie & Reed | Ana Mendes | Threshold | Louise Wallwein | Laura Wyatt O’Keeffe

To get a feel for it, have a look at the first Domestic programme + gallery.

Venue + Booking Details

Dates: Thursday 24 — Saturday 26 September 2015
Venue: Matthias Court, off Cannon Street, Salford, M3 6JD — a 7 minute walk from Chapel Street / Salford Cathedral, a 13 minute walk to Salford Central Railway Station, and a 20 minute walk to Opera House on Quay Street.
Tickets: Evening Performances can be booked online via We Got Tickets (10% booking fee applies) OR reserved over the phone 07581 299 439 (leave a message + we’ll get back to you); remaining tickets will be available at Matthias Court (cash only) just before the performances.

What people have said about Domestic before

Curated by the ever-impressive Word Of Warning…
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, on 2013
Very original and enjoyable, I have never attended anything like this before. Truly thought provoking.
Audience member, 2013
A really eclectic and engaging programme of intimate work in a series of exciting and unique spaces.
Audience member, 2013

Domestic II is… a Guardian top theatre ticket, featured in the Manchester Evening News, recommended by The Skinny, previewed in Time Out Manchester.

Access Information

As a sited event, Domestic II presents a number of access challenges. Audience members should be aware that Matthias Court is an active construction site and as such, is rough and ready. Please wear sensible shoes, warm layered clothing (that you are happy to get dirty) and be aware of possible rough floor and wall surfaces!

Mobility restrictions: We ask that any wheelchair user thinking of coming to Domestic II call us on 07581 299 439: Door widths vary from 65-78cm and several of the flats have a half step lip; regrettably, the 15th floor is not wheelchair accessible due to concerns of possible lift breakdown.
Audience members with mobility issues should also be aware that (in worst case scenario) they might need to walk back down the stairs. If you have any concerns, please call us on 07581 299 439 to discuss.

Age advisory: Domestic II is primarily aimed at adults and deals with autobiographical and social issues with some sensitive content. Works suitable for younger people during Saturday Daytime will be clearly signposted on the day. For specific age and access information please email or call 07581 299 439.


Domestic II is produced by hÅb with support from The Guinness Partnership + Guinness Property, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Special thanks to Z-arts.
Photo licensed through Creative Commons © T.J.Blackwell
Domestic II is running alongside Flow Salford

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Domestic II

Thurday 24 — Saturday 26 September 2015
at Matthias Court, M3 6JD [on Google Maps]
Thu 24 Sep, 7.30pm. £5, booking essential
Fri 25 Sep, 7pm + 10pm. £3 (both sold-out)
Fri 25 Sep, 7.30pm. £5 (sold-out)
Sat 26 Sep, 12noon-5pm. FREE, no need to book
Sat 26 Sep, 7.30pm. £5, low availability