About Census at Simpson Memorial Hall

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.

About Malandra Jacks

Malandra Jacks are a theatre and creative company sharing authentic stories through combined arts. Lead by their passion for people and creativity they create dynamic and socially engaged live theatre, film and installations.

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).

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

Access and Content Warnings

  • There will be a BSL interpreter for the performance on 11 August

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).

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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