This year's line-up for Manchester 24:7 Festival

Published: 26 May 2013
Reporter: David Upton

Actor and director Noreen Kershaw, 24:7 Theatre Festival director Kathryn Worthington and actor and 24:7 trustee Vicky Binns Credit: Ian Hamilton

Manchester 24:7 Theatre Festival has announced the plays selected for its 10th Anniversary festival in July.

Now in its 10th year, 24:7 has staged 157 plays and helped kick start the careers of 117 writers and more than 500 creatives, with more than 30,000 tickets sold.

This year’s 24:7 event will run from July 19 to 26 and continues its innovative use of non-theatrical spaces to showcase the performing, producing and directing talent of tomorrow.

This year’s plays are:

  • Away From Home by Rob Ward and Martin Jameson
  • Blunted by Alice Brockway
  • Bump by Laura Kate Barrow
  • Daylight Robbery by Micheal Jacob
  • My Space by Louise Monaghan
  • Night on the Field of Waterloo by Thomas Bloor
  • No Soft Option by Brian Marchbank
  • Temper by Richard O'Neill

For the under 12s:

  • Billy, the Monster and ME! by Catherine Manford & Sarah Molyneux

Site specific theatre at Ancoats Fire Station:

  • Manchester's Burning by Rebekah Harrison & Kurt Nikko

Devised work:

  • The Young by Faro Productions

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