Works Ahead 2015

Annual new performance sampler.

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact

###Friday 24 + Saturday 25 April 2015, 8pm
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, warped the lines of performance installation, and delved into the mindset of the performer…

Now it’s all over, have a look at the gallery.

2015 sees new works in development by two young male artists, questioning manliness in this digitised, disembodied, discombobulated era:

Nathan Birkinshaw’s How I Lost The Will To Live (& Why You Should Too) is a coming of age story for a hyper-connected world; and,

Jamil Keating’s Affected. Or the confessions of a Marxist poseur…

####Venue + Booking Details Dates: Friday 24 (+ Saturday 25: SOLD-OUT) April 2015, 8pm (Double Bill)
Venue: Contact (space 2), Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £6/3 | Special offer: buy nine tickets + get your tenth free
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600

####What people said about Works Ahead 2014

An extremely impressive, varied collection of work.
Some cracking emerging artists having the chance to perform here has made for some brilliant entertainment.
…creates a safe space from within which artists and audiences can develop.

####Access Information
Due to mechanical breakdown, Works Ahead is only accessible by stairs (two floors). Word of Warning + Contact apologise to any potential audience member for whom this is not possible.
Age advisory: 16+ A double bill of new performance in development, the evening will last approximately 1¾ hours — each show lasts approximately 30-40 minutes, with a 30 minute interval between during which our audience will be asked to return to the bar/foyer. Mainly spoken English. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.

Works Ahead 2015 is commissioned by hÅb + co-produced with Contact; supported using public funding by Arts Council England + funded by Manchester City Council. | Project Mentor: Peader Kirk.