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Step into the archive and join us at the very point of our own creation. A collection of stories and memoirs retold by those who need them to become alive. Stay a while, explore the past, lose track of time. We’re about to reach the last page, but it’s only just the beginning.

The Arden third year Theatre and Performance students present unTaPped: The Archive of Origin at Contact this Spring!

As the last performances of their training, Arden third year Theatre and Performance students present unTaPped: The Archive of Origin – an exploration of storytelling, celebration, and commemoration through different styles of performance.

It aims to showcase autobiographical, historical, and political origins, retelling the tales that make people into who they are.

Check out the events in store for you below.

Arden unTaPped Events

ITEM #001 | KILLING TIME

Arden Theatre and Performance third year’s revisit and restage their first year devised performance, and, as they do so, they reflect on their time as a cohort; what they’ve lost, what they’ve found, and what happens next.

Book at this link here

ITEM #002 | SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS | PAST THE PINT OF NO RETURN: A JUKEBOX MUSICAL

Swings and Roundabouts is a performance exploring the idea of how the perception of the self can affect our ability to excel in life and be present with one another and our surroundings.More information on Past the Pint of No Return is pending.

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ITEM #003 | URANIUM LUNGS AND PLUTONIUM DREAMS | 12/09/16

Exploring the theme of nuclear fallout, Uranium Lung and Plutonium Dreams introduces us to Little B, your new best friend.

In 12/09/16, behold as a performer unprepared to face reality attempts to face their past, whilst bringing you all along for the ride.

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ITEM #004 | JACK AND DREW DO LOVE

Based on real life events, Jack and Drew Do Love explores sexuality, modern love, and general confusion.

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ITEM #010 | FLESH AND BONES

A fun, bimbo, sexy, yet honest and raw, insight into the light and shade journeying towards acceptance of the body and its trauma.

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ITEM #011 | A FRIGHT TO REMEMBER | TAKING UP SPACE

A Fright to Remember is a playful and humorous clown performance exploring the concept of fear.

Meg Fielden presents a journey of self-discovery to find out what it means to really Take Up Space.

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ITEM #012 | ***NIC DWA RAZY | ARTIFICIAL NIGHT

***Nic Dwa Razy is a story about one girl, two languages, and a multitude of opinions.

artificial night is a conceptual piece that reworks Shakespeare to tell an autobiographical story.

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ITEM #013 | CUTTING TIES |  (TURN OFF THE TAP) BEFORE YOU LEAVE

A heart-breaking, courageous story, Cutting Ties examines the effects of domestic violence from the perspective of the victim and those affected.

(Turn Off the Tap) Before You Leave is a collision of memories, of comedic and tragic tropes.

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ITEM #014 | CREATION OF KNEW

Completing their first year of study, this is a show made from scratch under the creative direction of Lauren Greer.

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The Arden

The Arden is a drama school in Manchester training the performers of the future. You can learn more about them here.

Exclusive Offer

When you purchase tickets to all events in unTaPped: The Archive of Origin, you’ll receive 50% off! Discount applied at checkout.

ACCESS

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 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).

Once you have been booked in a wheelchair seat once, you can book online from then onwards and do not have to call our box office team to facilitate your booking. Please do reach out if you have any questions about this process.