Works Ahead 2019

A sample of new performance.

Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN

Thursday 16 + Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm

A risky night out or a good night in? Two explorations of inner conflict, outer division, and the politics of oppression from Mark Croasdale + Avital Raz.

Our annual sampler of new performance is a double bill of new works in development from artists at the start of their journeys; now that it’s over, see images from their shows. Get a feel for Works Ahead with a look at 2018.

Venue + Booking Details

Dates: Thursday 16 + Friday 17 May 2019, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: available to reserve via Contact, Pay What You Decide (cash only) in person on the evening.
Box Office tel: 0161 274 0600 (Contact, weekdays 10am–6pm) NB: on 16+17 May, online booking closes at 5pm, with in-person booking available from 6.30pm at STUN Studio.
Enquiries: 0161 232 6086 (Word of Warning office)

Access Information

PLEASE NOTE: both works contain adult themes, the content of which may cause distress — please speak to a member of Word of Warning or Contact front of house staff before the event if you have any concerns.
Age advisory: 18+ Duration: the double bill will last up to a maximum of 2 hours, including an interval. Both works are largely spoken English; there is some use of flashing light and glycerine vapour. For specific age and access information before the event please email or call 0161 232 6086.

What people have said about previous Works Ahead

…evenings like Works Ahead are vital …both [pieces] harness techniques and raise ideas which are truly compelling.
The State of The Arts (2018 review)
A cathartic, funny and brutally honest show about bodies, particles and the universe.
Afronalysis (2017 review)
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 2016/17/18


Works Ahead 2019 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb, STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) + Contact. Project Mentor: Peader Kirk

Websites | #WorksAhead | @markcroasdale | @avitalraz

Performance Programme Spring/Summer 2019

Thu 28 Feb, 8pm (doors 7.30) PWYD | NIAMOS
The Rave Space
Wed 20 Mar, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Baby Face
Sat 27 Apr, 12noon-3pm. FREE | Z-arts
Haphazard 2019
Thu 16 + Fri 17 May, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Works Ahead 2019
Wed 29 May, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
The Forecast
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide.)