New 70-seat theatre space and arts centre for Chorlton
Take one Edwardian teenager, fill her head with thoughts of travel and adventure, drop her onto a ship with a bunch of outlawed actors from another world, scoop in dollops of comedy, love and danger, shake well... and take cover!
Dreaming Under a Different Moon, written and directed by Janine Waters with music and lyrics by Simon Waters, launches The Edge—a new 70-seat theatre space and arts centre in Chorlton, Manchester.
The Edge’s first in-house production caps a remarkable year for the company that saw its totally sung-through production Spinach get Arts Council funding to transfer from Manchester’s Royal Exchange to the King’s Head Theatre, London, where it earned rave reviews, and further funding was confirmed from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
Dreaming Under a Different Moon runs from Monday November 26 to Saturday December 22.
The Edge, based in a converted Victorian Sunday school building, houses three rehearsal/workshop studios, three smaller writers/music rooms and a 70-seat theatre. A planned café development with indoor and outdoor seating areas will be open fully in early 2013.