Darren Pritchard Dance

Rent Party: Domestic Edition

Presented by Word of Warning + The Guinness Partnership

In Brief

From Harlem in the 20th to Salford in the 21st, a century of making the rent. Part show, part party — for those just about managing.

Thanks to our generous audiences we’ve donated £574.65 & four crates of food to Salford Foodbank; see a gallery of images from the parties.

Venue + Booking Details

First Day: Friday 10 November 2017, (8pm sold-out) + 9.30pm
(Second Day: Saturday 11 November 2017, 6pm + 8pm both sold-out)
Venue: Adelphi Court, off Cannon Street, Salford, M3 6HU
Tickets: available to reserve online, Pay What You Decide† in person afterwards. With a limited capacity, ALL reservations will be released 15 minutes before the start time, please arrive early at Adelphi Court to collect a ticket.
Box Office: call or text 07488 308 111 (Word of Warning)
PWYD†: cash and/or food accepted on the evening, with ALL proceeds collected donated to Salford Foodbank — click here for a list of suggested items.

Access Information

Age advisory 16+ (parental/guardian discretion). With no interval, the show / party lasts approximately 1 hour. Largely promenade, there will be a limited amount of seating available. Due to the nature of the building, wheelchair access may be difficult — please contact us to discuss. For all age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Autumn 2017: the bedroom tax, food banks and the shadow of Grenfell loom large over life below the breadline.

In a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means today to be young, gifted and black… and poor… and gay… a group of Mancunian performers hark back to Harlem of the 1920s and party their way into the 2020s as a way of paying the rent.

A joyously defiant stand against growing up poor. A 21st century, austerity Britain, black, gay, immersive musical in a real block of flats.

Showing for just two nights in a Salford tower block, come along, then Pay What You Decide — if you haven’t got the cash, then food will do†.

Who is he?

Darren Pritchard has been creating dance works since 2006. As well as devising his own works, for theatres, galleries, a church, hotels and even the Sale of the Century TV studio, Darren has created dance works for and in collaboration with others, notably: The Chase — a Blaze commission, working with parkour and freerunning specialists; Susan and Darren — a Quarantine collaboration; Gulliver’s Boom Box with Walk the Plank; One — a solo performance installation; and Body of Light — a seamless landscape of flowing imagery that Word of Warning presented in 2015. Stylistically, Darren has explored ballet, street dance and contemporary dance, sometimes fused with text, projection and other multimedia forms, and has recently worked as director on Chanje Kunda’s award-winning Amsterdam + Cheryl Martin’s Alaska.

What people have said about Rent Party

Relevant, raw, unashamedly political. A snapshot of working class queer Black Britain.
Real, powerful, beautiful and colourful. Resonant of today’s political climate.

Audience Feedback

Rent Party: Domestic Edition is one of Manchester Confidentials 15 November things to do + is previewed by Manchester Evening News.


Director & Co-Writer: Darren Pritchard | Co-Writer: Cheryl Martin | Dramaturg: Sonia Hughes | Cast: Darren Pritchard, Lenai Russell, Kamille Gordon, Jason Andrew Guest
Commissioned by Homotopia; Domestic Edition commissioned by hÅb.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


darrenpritcharddance.com | @DarrenDancer | Facebook event

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2017
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Windows of Displacement
Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Declining Solo
(Fri 10 Nov, 8pm sold-out) + 9.30pm;
(Sat 11 Nov, 6pm + 8pm both sold-out).
| Adelphi Court, Salford, M3 6HU
Rent Party: Domestic Edition