17 shows to launch 50th birthday

Published: 12 September 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Coming to Contact

The autumn season at Contact in Manchester boasts 17 shows and events to welcome new CEO Keisha Thompson and kick off the venue’s 50th birthday.

From neurodivergent cabaret to a carbon-neutral dance party and tennis and poetry bonanza...

Contact’s Young Company will première a new show Halo directed by Keisha inspired by the Halo Code, a campaign fighting for the protection and celebration of black hair and hairstyles.

In November, Contact premières 14%, Keisha’s new play set in a train carriage. This two-hander sees protagonists Nadia and Nik attempt to quantify their Britishness.

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