Survivors Guide to Manchester

Published: 22 August 2021
Reporter: David Upton

The Survivors Guide to Living

Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s Young Company, in The Survivors Guide To Living, ask themselves: what does the future hold, what does it look like? What are the rules of the world? What is winning? And to win, must there always be a loser? After a year of so much loss, what does joy feel like?

It opens in the Theatre August 26–28 and performances include integrated British Sign Language translation.

Writer Zodwa Nyoni explained, “Young Company trusted me with their vulnerabilities and what they have experienced over the last 18 months. The play allows us to use storytelling to remember where joy sits."