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Home announce new season inc LGBTQ content

Home announce new season inc LGBTQ content

HOME has today announced its theatre programme for Spring Summer 2022 featuring a variety of brand-new co-commissions, world and UK premieres as well as new interpretations of cult classics and returning artists.

The ambitious, co-produced season includes shows that challenge and explore our perception of identity and self-reflection. The season features seven co-productions including a new adaptation of award-winning book The House with Chicken Legs, rock musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch, returning favourites RashDash with Oh Mother and Jamal Gerald’s JUMBIE.

Priority ticket booking will be available for HOME Friends from Thursday 2 December, and HOME Members from Friday 3 December with tickets on sale to the general public from Monday 6 December. There will also be an exclusive Early Bird 15% discount for all tickets purchased before 15 January 2022.

Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME, said: “I’m delighted to be announcing such an exciting programme of contemporary theatre for 2022. Presenting a season of such high-quality co-commissions and co-productions is a true reflection of HOME’s approach to collaboration and it is a huge pleasure to be working with such incredible partners and talented artists from across the North West and nationally. There is a huge diversity of work across the programme, which give us the opportunity to welcome a wide range of audiences to HOME – to be entertained, to reflect, to be challenged and to find hope and joy.”

Theatre 1

Opening on 29 March and running throughout the Easter holidays, pioneering theatre company Les Enfants Terribles will be bringing their new adaptation of Sophie Anderson’s best-selling The House with Chicken Legs to the stage. Suitable for older families and adults alike, the beautiful story will be told through a blend of live music, puppetry and a sprinkle of magic.

Multi-Tony award-winning cult musical Hedwig & the Angry Inch starring Divina de Campo runs from 27 Apr to 11 May, for a sensational night of rock ‘n’ roll and a story of self-acceptance and empowerment – all accompanied by a live band. Fresh from its European premiere, HOME presents Claudia Rankine’s first published play The White Card, directed by Natalie Ibu, which poses the question: ‘can society progress when whiteness remains invisible?’ From 22 to 25 June, internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter returns with thrilling contemporary dance production Double Murder – a double bill, performed by his inimitable dancers and accompanied by an epic score.

Theatre 2

Black queer enterprise Dudaan, with founder and director, Jamal Gerald, presents its inaugural production JUMBIE (23-26 Mar) – an immersive and contemporary exploration of a lost dance ritual from the Caribbean island of Montserrat. Much-loved company RashDash return to Theatre 2 from 12 to 28 May, with their new show Oh Mother, exploring what it means to be, and to have, a family. Dorcas Seb concludes the season with Vice Versa (1-2 Jul), an innovative, immersive show exploring one woman’s political awakening through music, spoken word, movement and digital story telling.

Full details of the season can be found online via the link at READ MORE below.

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Published: 24-Dec-2021

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