Laying Bricks in Manchester

Published: 11 March 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Karen Henthorn
Sammy Winward
Tachia Newall

Red Brick Theatre and 53two in Manchester are staging Bricks, a night of brand-new theatre from March 24–April 1 with BSL and relaxed performances.

Bricks consists of six new plays by six new playwrights, each with a running time of approx 15 minutes and using the North West’s top directors and actors.

Writers Luke Barnes (National Theatre, Young Vic, Leeds Playhouse) and Will Nyerere Plastow (BBC Casualty), will join other writers to explore stories of regret, revenge and reconnection. Each piece of writing is complemented by its own director including TV favourite George Bukhari (Ridley, Years and Years, Ordinary Lies), 53two’s creative director Simon Naylor, co-founder of Red Brick Theatre Oliver Hurst and more.

Amongst the cast, 53two welcomes Manchester icon Karen Henthorn (Coronation Street, Eastenders, Royal Shakespeare Company), Emmerdale’s Sammy Winward (Emmerdale, Prey) and Tachia Newall (Brassic, Dune, Waterloo Road).

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  • Bricks (Red Brick Theatre Company)