Presented by Word of Warning, Contact + STUN

Thursday 17 + Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Our annual sampler of new performance is a double bill of new works in development from Emma Geraghty + Vijay Patel.

Emma Geraghty
A girl, a guitar, and a message of hope… Sharing stories of her journey towards positivity and unapologetic defiance, Fat Girl Singing is an anthem of self-acceptance and a call to arms for those who simply don’t fit the model.

Vijay Patel
The pulsating anxieties that occur within the Asperger’s mind are unraveled… Sometimes I Leave explores the simple action of, but problematic mental preparation for, leaving. It could be leaving something so simple.

To get a feel for it, have a look at Works Ahead 2017’s programme.

Works Ahead is also seed-commissioning Jamal Gerald’s Complexion — exploring the historic experiences of the house and the field slaves; and drawing a parallel with contemporary pop culture and attitudes to race. Being developed in partnership with Transform in Leeds, look out for a low key interaction.

This event takes place at STUN Studio at Z-Arts

Venue + Booking Details
Dates: Thursday 17 + Friday 18 May 2018, 7.30pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Box Office Tel: 0161 232 6089

Access Information
Age advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion). Duration: the double bill will last up to 2½ hours, including an interval (running order tbc). Both works largely spoken English; Emma’s work also includes live music. For specific age and access information please email or call 0161 232 6086.

What people have said about Works Ahead

    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)
      • Brilliant platform for emerging talent.
      • 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 2017/16/15

      Works Ahead 2018 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb, Contact + STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North); supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Project Mentor: Peader Kirk

      Websites | #WorksAhead

      • Price
        £7 / £4 Concessions
      • Ages
        Over 14s.
      • Booking info

        STUN Studio, Z-Arts 335 Stretford Rd, Manchester M15 5ZA

      • Genre
      Date Time
      Thursday 18 May
      STUN Studio
      7:30pm Book
      Friday 19 May
      STUN Studio
      7:30pm Book