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Our sampler evening sees a macabre film about how we see others; a one-man work-in-progress about revolution, hope, and our capacity for change; and a lo-fi solo symphony of words and movement.

This year’s selection of work-in-development picks up where we were interrupted in 2020 — showing the now finished live version of Will Dickie’s White Sun (watch the trailer here) alongside a re-imagined development of Ross McCaffrey’s Sometimes history needs a push.

Word of Warning also commissioned two artists in 2021, and will now present the digital outcome of Helena Ascough’s What A Clown!, with Jade Williams’ work coming to fruition in 2023.


Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).

Content Warnings: may disturb, please click here for specific warnings.

Features: live + recorded speech, projected visuals, choreographed movement.

If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10-5pm on 0161 274 0600, alternatively you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).


Works Ahead 2022 co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb + Contact.
Project Mentor: Peader Kirk

Websites · #WorksAhead
Helena — Facebook · insta helenaascough · @Helena_Ascough
Ross — insta rocaffrey · @rocaffrey
Will — · @Will_Dickie

  • Price
    Tickets on a Pay What You Decide Basis, in the following increments: £10 | £5 | £0 (free)
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    Lasts about 2 hours 15 minutes including interval
Date Time & Place
Thursday 26 May 7:00pm
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Friday 27 May 7:00pm
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