Crystal Kisses

Crystal Kisses


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£8 FULL // £5 CONC. // FREEACT

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‘…in a world where bad things happen, and they do, they always happen to me…’

Young, vulnerable and in care Toyah tries to protect herself with her spitfire tongue, but her world is rapidly crumbling; Ally is "the golden girl" but behind the perfect façade lies a mess of lies, confusion, sex and loss; Jay meanwhile has runaway from home and finally finding the care he craves in the arms of a stranger – but what price will he have to pay?

Bravely tackling the difficult and complex realities surrounding the issue of child sexual exploitation Crystal Kisses is a brand new play produced by Contact in partnership with Comic Relief, Barnardo’s, the Protect Team, Brook, Manchester City Council and NHS Fresh.

A bold new collaboration between the creative and social care sectors Crystal Kisses mixes drama, movement and music to explore the subject with sensitivity, empathy and insight.

Suitable for ages 13+, contains mature themes and strong language.

  • Written by Avaes Mohammad and Sabrina Mahfouz
  • Directed by Benji Reid


There are also a number of FREE schools performances of this show available. If you would like to book your school into these performances please contact our Box Office direct via 0161 274 0600. These performances are not available to individual bookers.

  • Tue 4 & Wed 5, Tue 11 & Wed 12 Oct, 10:30am & 1pm
  • Thu 6 & Fri 7, Thu 13 & Fri 14 Oct, 1pm, FREE


If you or anyone you know has been affected by the issues in Crystal Kisses, the following local organisations are staffed by carefully trained people who will listen to you and help you:

PROTECT Team - 0161 230 7680 OR 0161 856 6020 - work with young people who may be being sexually exploited.

FRESH - 0161 901 1555 - sexual health and emergency advice

Eclypse - 0161 273 6686 - alcohol and drug issues

42nd Street - 0161 832 0170 - informal support and advice for young people up to 25

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