Works Ahead 2017

Annual new performance sampler.

Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN

Thursday 11 + Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm

Home + hearth, trust + trickery, science + sensuality…
From the very edges of deception to the comfort blanket of the home-cooked, outer space to inner turmoil, our annual sampler of new performance brings two nights, two venues, three new works in development:

at Contact: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night ‡

My Father’s Kitchen — Toni-Dee Paul
Food, family, memories and the meaning of ‘home’.
Someone Loves You Drive With Care — Tom Cassani
A deceptive exposé of deception itself.

at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night ‡

Superposition — Chanje Kunda
Science, sensuality, spirituality, self…
(NB Jamil Keating’s Asteroid RK1 will no longer appear.)

Now that it’s over, read a review of Superposition by Afronalysis.

‡ See both nights for £13/7: book a ticket for each venue on a different night.

Venues + Booking Details

Dates: Thursday 11 + Friday 12 May 2017, 7.30pm
Box Office Tel: 0161 274 0600 (all tickets booked via Contact)

1st Venue: Contact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Tickets: £7/4 each night

2nd Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: £7/4 each night

‡ See both nights for £13/7: book a ticket for each venue on a different night.

What people have said about Works Ahead

Maybe not what you’d regard as traditional ‘theatre’, but compelling nonetheless …make you think that anything could happen in the performance space.
QuietManDave (2016 review)
Great to see new work by younger artists.
• Brilliant works in progress, varied and interesting.
• I enjoyed both shows even though they were very different. I look forward to seeing how they develop.

Audience feedback from 2016/15

Access Information

at Contact
Age advisory: as Tom Cassani’s work contains imagery that some people may find disturbing, we suggest 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill lasts up to 2 hours, including an interval. Both works largely spoken English; Toni-Dee Paul’s work includes vegan friendly food + drink.
at STUN Studio at Z-arts
Age advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: up to 45 minutes. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.


Works Ahead 2017 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb + Contact; supported by STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England; funded by Manchester City Council.
Project Mentors: Matt Fenton + Peader Kirk

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Works Ahead 2017

Thu 11 + Fri 12 May. See both nights £13/7
at Contact: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night
at STUN Studio at Z-arts: 7.30pm. £7/4 each night