Terrorism play debut at 53two

David Upton

MAP Repertory Company's first performance at 53two in Manchester is written by Bruntwood Prize-winning Anna Jordan.

Stay Happy, Keep Smiling tackles the issue of terrorism in the UK and how it affects lives and futures of the survivors.

What has been seen cannot be unseen. There are six eyewitnesses to a gruesome terrorist attack in broad daylight. Their lives are changed irrevocably, but how?

Rita cannot hold her son. Tony does jigsaw puzzles and counts his wife’s breaths. Elliot must face up to who he really is. Farrah is forced to reconnect with a past long forgotten. Annie starts to feel again. And Stefan feels nothing.

It runs from October 17 to 21.