Emergency 2017

A day out for the curious.

Presented by Word of Warning, STUN + Z-arts

Saturday 30 September. Pay What You Decide

Manchester’s micro-marathon of the bizarre + beautiful comes of age as our 18th performance takeover fills Z-arts to bursting point with 27 live works…

From noon dip in and out of ongoing performances, installations + limited capacity experiences, and from 5pm join us for a series of short sit-down shows in this non-stop performance takeover; see our gallery of 2017 artists.
Your chance to sample the different — then pay what you decide!

Now that it’s over, read reviews by Circles&Stalls + QuietManDave, and see our gallery of images from the event.

Participating artists (subject to change)

Alex Billingham | Becoming Storybook† | Ben Mills & Lydia Cottrell | Briggsy & Hawk Dance Theatre† | Casey Birks | Dan Craddock & Sophie Unwin† | Eliza Soroga† | Emma Geraghty† | Gameshow | Greg Saxton† | Jamal Gerald† | Johanna Bolton† | Jon Coleman | Katy Dye & Craig Manson† | Krissi Musiol† | Laura Napier | M. Valcarcel-Saez | Matrafisc Dance† | Matt & Nath | Paula Davy & Gilda Lockheart | Peter Jacobs | Rampant† | Tom Estes | TukaWach† | Vijay Patel† | Virginia Scudeletti & Nicholas Figgis | Zoe Toolan† ( † limited capacity)

Body positivity. Feminism. Ed Sheeran.
Elastic futures and hands on immersion.
Voyeur and object, the journey of your soul.
Jelly, ice cream, tutus and desperation.
Missed opportunities, violence of entertainment.
Something is amiss, it smells like fish.
Get lean, come clean… in 15!

To get a feel for it, have a look at the 2016 programme + gallery.

Venue + Booking Details

Date: Saturday 30 September 2017, 12noon-10pm
Venue: Z-arts (incl. STUN Studio), 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: no booking required, Pay What You Decide in person on the day, come and go as you please. ( † NB Some work has a limited capacity and will have sign-up sheets on the day or operate on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Tel: 0161 232 6089 (Z-arts)

What people have said about Emergency

Great to have such exciting off beat talent.
I am amazed they manage so many shows in a day…
…loved diversity of work on show.
Really important event for NW artists — safe space to experiment.
Performances are both rewarding in their own right, and also offer a glimpse into where theatre might go in our more interactive and interconnected world.
Audience Feedback from 2016+15

Emergency 2017 was previewed by Manchester Evening News + Manchester Wire; 2016 was reviewed by Exeunt Magazine + The State of the Arts.

Access Information

Emergency 2017 is mainly aimed at adults: some work may not be suitable for under 18s and will be clearly signposted — details here from 19 Sep. It takes place in a number of different spaces and formats — some seated, some standing, some spoken word, some visual, some limited capacity (marked †), some participatory. We apologise but some work may not be wheelchair accessible. For specific age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


Emergency 2017 is produced by hÅb; supported using public funding by Arts Council England, and by Manchester City Council, STUN + Z-arts. | Image: Scudeletti & Figgis by Matt Warner Photography


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Emergency 2017

Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Participating artists subject to change.