Welcome to our September 2019 – February 2020 season. This is a very exciting time on our stages, as we create, collaborate and play host to distinctive work and stories that speak up for our city.
At the heart of the programme, we’re proud to be producing some brand new shows alongside some of the most extraordinary artists and companies the UK has to offer. We open the season by collaborating with National Theatre Scotland on a stunning new adaptation of HOME Patron Jackie Kay’s Red Dust Road. There are new HOME-commissioned works by some of my favourite artists including Chanje Kunda, Scottee and Javaad Alipoor. And we’re delighted to be hosting an extended Christmas run of co-production with HOME-favourites 1927: Roots.
Alongside these brand-new HOME commissions, we have returning favourites, UK premieres and exciting debuts, including work from the Young Vic, Bryony Kimmings, English Touring Theatre, Little Angel and the safari rangers from Chester Zoo! Following a sold-out run, Emma Rice’s Wise Children return with new show Malory Towers, and we host the regional premiere of Debris Stevenson’s semi-autobiographical Poet in Da Corner.
We continue our commitment to making HOME a building for all with two new productions that integrate captioning alongside bilingual English and BSL performers. Both Ad Infinitum and Told by an Idiot make their debut with HOME-commissioned Extraordinary Wall of Silence and The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel respectively.
In this season
TheatreRoyal Court presents
Poet in Da Corner
In this semi-autobiographical piece by Debris Stevenson, step into a technicolour world where music, dance and spoken word collide.
Previously in this season
TheatreScottee & HOME presents
Scottee: Class 2019
Class is a show about what it is to be embarrassed of who you are, pretending to be posher than you are and why we…
My Last Supper: One meal a lifetime in the making with Jay Rayner
In this barnstorming new show, Rayner examines our fascination with last meals.
TheatreGecko and Mind the Gap presents
a little space
This intricately crafted performance combines Gecko’s unique blend of theatre, choreography and stunning imagery with incredible performers from Mind the Gap.
TheatreForced Entertainment presents
Out of Order
On a bare stage under bright light a troupe of hapless clowns do their unlevel best to get along and pass the time.
Camille O’Sullivan’s Cave
Join the world-renowned Irish/French singer Camille O'Sullivan as she explores the dark and light of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' music.
TheatreJavaad Alipoor & HOME presents
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran
Rich Kids is a play about entitlement and consumption and is the sequel to the award-winning, The Believers Are But Brothers.
TheatreRoundhouse in association with Quiet Riot presents
Hive City Legacy
Expect an explosive mash-up of beatboxing, aerial acrobatics, spoken word and body-popping. Hive City Legacy will uplift, empower and shake up the status quo.
The (more than) Slightly Exciting Family Day
The Safari Rangers from Chester Zoo will be with us all day, delivering free workshops for all the family so you and your grown ups…
TheatreYoung Vic presents
The Jumper Factory
Created in collaboration with inmates at HMP Wandsworth and written by Luke Barnes, this intimate and powerful new play explores the stories of people behind…
In Conversation with Lemn Sissay
Lemn Sissay will be reading from his new Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness.
The Complete Works: Jackie Kay
To mark the arrival of Red Dust Road on our T1 stage , poet, novelist, Makar and HOME Patron Jackie Kay will join us for…
The Beatles – Hornsey Road
Join Mark Lewishohn for the surprises and delights of Abbey Road, the Beatles’ final album – 50 years on.
TheatreTold by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth Productions presents
The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel
Inspired by true events, this funny, moving and unsettling melodrama offers a unique insight into the early careers of comedy legends Charlie Chaplin and Stan…
TheatreCompany Chameleon and HOME presents
Six characters and their shadow counterparts are swept into different stories and places, revealing inner worlds, hidden personalities, desires and motivations.
Nadiya Hussain: Finding My Voice
Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain celebrates the publication of her brand-new memoir, in her own warm, honest and humorous way.
Orbit Festival 2019
Experience award-winning shows and extraordinary stories at Orbit Festival 2019.
Push Festival 2020
Two weeks of inspiring, creative experiences fresh from the North West.
With her much-anticipated follow-up to Memories are Now set for release in the summer of 2019 including this rare concert in our Theatre 1.
TheatreWise Children presents
Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original ‘Girl Power’ story. Wise Children return for high jinks, high drama and high spirits,…
Manchester Folk Festival 2019
Manchester celebrates the best of English folk and acoustic roots music.
Reasons To Stay Alive
The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller.
TheatreLittle Angel Theatre presents
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
Little Angel Theatre are back at HOME with this hilarious story by comedian and author David Walliams, brought to life through puppetry.
TheatreBryony Kimmings presents
I’m a Phoenix, Bitch
Following a critically acclaimed twice extended run at Battersea Arts Centre, Bryony Kimmings' I’m a Phoenix, Bitch comes to HOME.
TheatreHOME and The National Theatre of Scotland presents
Red Dust Road
Based on the soul-searching memoir by HOME Patron Jackie Kay.
TheatreChanje Kunda presents
Some women in Mexico, fed up with men, are getting married to trees. This inspired performance artist Chanje Kunda to fall in love with plants.
TheatreNorthern Lines & HOME presents
Ad Infinitum combine the company’s signature style of physical storytelling with the beauty of BSL in an unmissable feast for the senses.
HOME Comedy Club
Presented by Show And Tell - the very first HOME Comedy Club, features an all-star line-up from the UK’s prestigious comedy circuit!