About Budding

In collaboration with the University of Manchester Drama and Film, Contact is proud to present BUDDING, an evening of new works-in-progress.

Catch these exciting pieces of theatre and performance from emerging artists as they start to appear.

My Golden Record

by Lauren Billingsley

A golden disc floating through space. A record of life on earth. A meditation on meaning and purpose. A question on how we will be remembered.

"The Voyager spacecraft left our solar system in 1977, carrying with it a 12-inch, gold-plated, copper record. Sent into space to float. I think about the record a lot. All the things it fails to mention"

my mum told me not to marry an atheist

by Amina Beg and James Baker

Amina and James try to navigate faith, spirituality and consciousness in a world consumed by the dunya, as Saudi launches 'The Mecca Line' a continuous linear skyscraper that wraps around the earth from one side of the Ka'bah to the other.

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Content Warnings

Both pieces contain references to death.

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