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Don’t Miss The Funfair

There’s less than two weeks left to see the The Funfair, the first in-house production in our brand-new state-of-the-art theatre. It’s received a great deal of critical acclaim from the national and regional press. Here are some highlights:

★★★★★ Dirty, raucous, and aglitter with tawdry seduction… This is not just an arresting production, it’s a powerful statement of artistic intent that launches this venue in passionate, swaggering, and provocative style – The Times

★★★★ Director Walter Meierjohann’s extraordinary, provocative production sets out to unsettle and disturb. He succeeds, horribly but triumphantly – Mail on Sunday

★★★★ True, disturbing and wide-reaching… it is acted with panache – The Observer

★★★★ Walter Meierjohann’s innovative staging demands our attention throughout… The fourteen-strong cast (plus a community ensemble) are very impressive indeed – The Arts Shelf

★★★★★ As a play it has it all… Ben Batt is outstanding as Cash…I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who loves the theatre – The Good Review

An inspired choice to open Manchester’s new arts centre HOME… The nightmarish atmosphere of the fair, a metaphor for a society sick at its core, is powerfully evoked. The Funfair announces HOME’s ambitions as a centre for cutting-edge culture –  The Financial Times

You can almost smell the candyfloss and chip fat in Ti Green’s atmospheric design… Visually lush and distinctive – The Guardian

Designer Ti Green has conjured up the kind of demonic circus you’d expect to find down the back of a radiator in David Lynch’s Eraserhead or buried in the Twin Peaks woods… A show that pins HOME’s creative colours to the mast –  Manchester Evening News

Visually and aurally stunning… As a showcase for what the new theatre and production team are capable of producing, it is very impressive – British Theatre Guide

Audiences have been loving the production too. Here’s a look at what you’ve been saying on social media:

Darkly beautiful, terrific cast, design, script, band and venue. More of this in Manc pls @martincurrie

Beautifully staged. Well directed. Great music @danjarvis88

Thanks for a great evening. We’re going to be seeing much more of each other @KeiraRGould

Spectacular production! @tyrell_pippa

What a great night. #TheFunfair is a must watch! Hats off to all the actors and back stage production team @Jon_M_Massey

Excellent work @HOME_mcr #TheFunfair is wonderful, poignant and shows what Home is all about, Manchester is winning! @HulmeEdward

The Funfair rollercoaster ride will end on Sat 13 June, so don’t miss your chance to see the show. If you’re still not sure if it’s one for you, have a listen to some more great audience reactions here:

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