Our Autumn Winter 2021 Theatre Season

We’re delighted to announce a new Autumn Winter season featuring over 30 shows including Rhum and Clay’s The War of the Worlds, The Lemon Table, starring Ian McDiarmid, and a new adaptation of Christie Watson’s nurse memoir, The Language of Kindness, plus festivals of new work and digital commissions delivered on a specially commissioned online platform, Homescreen.

As well as shows that missed their chance to appear at HOME due to Covid, the season includes new commissions and the return of some HOME favourites, including Bourgeois and Maurice, Le Gateau Chocolat and Hofesh Shechter.

Dave Moutrey. our Director and CEO, said about the new theatre season:

“I’m absolutely delighted to announce the return of live theatre to our building, following a very long 10 months during which our theatres have been closed due to coronavirus. We were determined to give artists whose work had been cancelled or postponed at the start of the pandemic the chance to bring their shows to the stage, and  pleased to say that many of the works appearing this season are among those we were planning to host last year. As well as honouring our commitments to those artists, our programming team have also found great new work, such as The Lemon Table and The Language of Kindness, which I know HOME audiences will love.

“I’m also really pleased that festivals are back, and that with Push and Orbit we will have the opportunity to showcase some of the most exciting new works from writers and artists in the North West and from across the world.

“This is a season full of joy, compassion and excitement, that I’m proud to say represents the best of HOME at this exciting moment when – finally – all three of our artforms are live again in our building.”

We are looking forward to welcoming audiences back to our two theatre spaces. We know that some of you would prefer to have a little space in your first visits back, so we will have some socially distanced performances for many of our longer-running shows. Look out for the icon to see which performances will be socially distanced, or click here to view all shows with social distance performances.


Tickets for the season are on sale to the general public now.

Scroll down for full details of all events in the season.

In this in this season

Worlds of wonder: talking The War of the Worlds with Rhum and Clay

Rhum and Clay’s Matthew Wells and Julian Spooner talk The War of the Worlds as they prepare to embark on a national tour

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Before Brouhaha: When the Wild Instruments Sing

A highlight of this year's Push Festival is Sherko Abbas and Kani Kamil's Brouhaha, featuring the artists playing unique, handmade instruments.

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Previously in this in this season

PM Live Ltd presents

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Mark Thomas' 50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity.

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Malvern Theatres, Sheffield Theatres, Wiltshire Creative and HOME in association with MGC presents

The Lemon Table

Starring Ian McDiarmid and Directed by Michael Grandage, this adaptation of Julian Barnes' short stories is a sensitive, unsentimental examination of old age

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Sleepwalk Collective & Christopher Brett Bailey presents


Racing across the savage inner-landscape of the human mind, two unlikely (anti)heroes pursue a nightmare vision of freedom through spiralling episodes of intense sensuality and…

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Le Gateau Chocolat presents


Family-friendly glamour & glitz take centre stage in a classic tale of identity & belonging

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Two Destination Language presents

Near Gone

Two performers have a difficult story to tell. They come on stage and launch themselves into an hour long attempt to put into words the…

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You, Us and Them is a surreal, physical journey through the lives of two people whose friendship is constantly being tested, moulded and shaped by…

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Push Festival 2021

Push Festival is our annual celebration of the North West’s creative talents.

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Black History Month 2021 at HOME

We're excited to be celebrating Black History Month 2021 with the return of our specially curated programme

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Xavier de Sousa presents


REGNANT is a new durational performance installation, a dinner party where the guests diving into how we interact with each other within the context of migration…

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Rhum and Clay Theatre Company presents

The War of the Worlds

Inspired by H.G. Wells’ novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, this legendary science fiction thriller is playfully reimagined for our era of Fake News…

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Motionhouse Dance presents


A sast-moving and spellbinding show for ages 7+, Nobody uses Motionhouse’s renowned dance-circus style to tell an uplifting story, full of twists and turns.

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Avital Raz presents

My Jerusalem + Post Show Discussion

A solo performance derived from a song. A politically charged tale of a drunken one night stand, infused with stories of growing up the turmoil…

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Jaz Woodcock Stewart & Morgann Runacre-Temple presents


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Complicité presents

Can I Live?

An energising and uplifting filmed performance that uses original hip-hop and spoken word to explore the world of environmental activism.

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Sh!t Theatre’s Sing-a-long-a-Muppet Christmas Carol

You’ve spent the last year applauding the NHS. Now it’s Michael Caine’s turn!

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Bourgeois & Maurice presents

Bourgeois & Maurice: That’s Snowbiz!

Critically acclaimed musical monsters Bourgeois & Maurice return to HOME to present a Christmas show like no other!

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Hofesh Shechter Company presents

Political Mother Unplugged

Hofesh Shechter is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his iconic masterpiece Political Mother with a powerful new version for Shechter II.

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Adam Buxton Rambles

Join comedian and podcast host Adam Buxton as he talks about and reads from his upcoming new book.

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Victor Esses and CASA (in partnership with Counterpoint Arts) presents

Where To Belong

In January 2017, Victor visited his parents’ homeland of Lebanon for the first time - the country his mother fled as a refugee of the civil…

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HOME presents

The Earth Asleep: with live score

Clara Casian and Robin Richards' haunting follow-up to Birdsong (2016)

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Fane presents

An Evening with Armistead Maupin

Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller, as he recounts his favourite tales from the past 4 decades

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Emmanuel Bajiiji with Flare Productions presents

Candy Floss

This funny, heart-warming and serious one-man show looks at how you find your space in a new place

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Ripples of Hope Festival

The Ripples of Hope Festival will tell a new local and actionable story about human rights - one that is rooted in communities and the everyday, working…

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HOME presents

Cassils: Human Measure Live

Against the backdrop of the trebling in anti-trans hate crimes since 2014, we present the world premiere of Cassils' first piece of contemporary dance, Human…

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PlayMakers Takeover 2021

Join Box of Tricks for our first ever day-long PlayMakers Takeover as we bring together Northern playwrights and theatremakers to connect, collaborate and create.

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Mr Wilsons Second Liners presents


Leftfield’s iconic debut album - Leftism - gets a signature dose of live brass treatment by Manchester’s favourite raving street band, with special guests.

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Phosphoros Theatre presents

All the beds I have slept in

All the beds I have slept in is about kindness and care. It explores the hidden moments of hospitality that change the course of a journey, and…

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Christmas at HOME 2021

Live theatre is back this Christmas at HOME plus our Merry 80s Christmas Cinema Season of festive films

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Brouhaha 2021 with Kani Kamil and Sherko Abbas

Brouhaha is understood as noise and voice of a state of social agitation. This performance is a new version of the project called When the…

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Susanna Amato presents

Landfill of Memories

Imagine destroying twenty years worth of accumulated memories...could you obliterate your past?

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Ugly Bucket presents

Good Grief 2021

Ugly Bucket process the death of a friend in the only way they know how, through a high energy maelstrom of clowning, movement, verbatim and…

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Dibby Theatre presents

First Dibs: The Assembly

Join the First Dibbers as they proudly present work-in-progress sections of five exciting new LGBTQ+ led pieces, at Dibby’s end-of-term assembly. 

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Emmanuela Yogolelo presents

Tales from the Congo Basin

A fun, traditional African storytelling and music session, for families with children aged 8+.

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Figs In Wigs presents

Astrology Bingo – Online

Join your favourite galactic gal pals Figs in Wigs online for Astrology Bingo - the world’s first ever cosmic game show for astrology lovers, bingo…

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Phil McIntyre Entertainment presents

Harry Hill: Fight!

Harry talks about his new autobiography FIGHT! and shares photo’s and clips from his huge home movie collection.

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