About Census at Contact

Census, is a communally generated history of a working-class area in constant transition.

Using their rich history steeped in Mancunian charisma and wit, the award-winning Malandra Jacks (Chloe and Josh) will celebrate their North Manchester community, Moston. Lacing personal stories, with spellbinding projection mapping to unpick the complexity of present-day working-class identity.

The show will present a powerful mix of autobiographical material; alongside the abundant lived experience of community members, to ignite local pride, and much-needed conversations.

Post Show Discussion

Please note, there will be a post-show discussion following the performance on Friday 15th of September, with Malandra Jacks, and dramaturg Kate Bradnam.

Poems by Moston residents Dorothy Banks and Demereece Greene

The following poems by Moston residents Dorothy Banks and Demereece Greene were written as part of the development period for Census in 2022.

About Malandra Jacks

Malandra Jacks are a theatre and creative company sharing authentic stories through combined arts.

Led by their passion for people and creativity they create dynamic and socially engaged live theatre, film and installations.

Credits and Partners

Commissioned by Contact and hÅb, with rehearsal space support from Salford University New Adelphi Theatre. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Creative Team

In their creative team for Census, Malandra Jacks are joined by Kate Bradham (Dramaturg), Andrew Crofts (Technical Consultant), Faz Barber (Set Designer), Greg Harper (Composer), Roxy Daykin-Moores (Producer), Tom Mills (Set Maker), David Hall (Projection Visual Designer), Julia Samuels (R&D Creative Practitioner).

Access and Content Warnings

  • There will be a captioned performance at Contact on 14th Sept
  • There will be BSL interpretation at Contact on 16th Sept

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Tuesday to Friday between 12pm – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on boxoffice@contactmcr.com, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

Learn more about access at Contact here.

Content Warnings

The piece deals with issues around the cost-of-living crisis and job loss. There are brief mentions of drug use, and death. Contains swearing.

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