What’s on > What’s on in May

Both our theatre stages are busy throughout May with some high drama and a few returning faces. Headlong (People, Places and Things) are back with a new take on Richard III; Orbit Festival heroes Bert & Nasi bring their timely look at the shift towards populist politics, One; Jinkx Monsoon returns with friends Peaches Christ and BenDeLaCreme for drag parody Drag Becomes Her; and the brilliant Hofesh Shechter Company revive last year’s sell-out show Grand Finale.

Keep your eyes peeled for details of film seasons in May, including the return of Pilot Light TV Festival.

Emma Smith’s sound installation 5Hz & Euphonia continues into May. Step into our ground floor gallery to learn the 5Hz language and influence the Euphonia score using your own voice.

Theatre: What’s on in May

Cinema: What’s on in May

Film

Noblemen (CTBA)

Starts Wed 1 May 2019 at 18.00
A 15 year old boy, struggling with his adolescent years, is terrorized by a gang of bullies in...
Film

The Fight (12A)

Starts Fri 3 May 2019 at 18.10
Tina, a busy mother of three, can barely find any time for herself. But things are about to...
Film

Pinky Memsaab (CTBA)

Starts Sat 4 May 2019 at 15.10
The lives of a gullible maid, a beautiful socialite, an ambitious investment banker and a happy-go-lucky chauffeur are...
Film

Bread and Roses (15)

Starts Sat 4 May 2019 at 18.00
Ken Loach's together with regular collaborators writer Paul Laverty and producer Rebecca O’Brien, venture to the US to...
Film

The Nightcleaners (CTBA)

Starts Mon 6 May 2019 at 15.40
This feature-length, self-reflexive documentary explores the struggle to unionise the women workers who clean office blocks at night...
Film

Norma Rae (PG)

Starts Thu 9 May 2019 at 18.10
This Oscar-nominated drama follows a young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite...
Film

Cart (15)

Starts Fri 10 May 2019 at 18.10
Bu Ji-young’s topical drama explores the plight of Korea’s temporary workers.  When a shy and devoted mother is...
Film

Madeline’s Madeline (15)

Starts Fri 10 May 2019 at 20.30
Exploring ideas of race and identity, cultural appropriation and exploitation as well as the creative process, Madeline's Madeline...
Film

A Clockwork Orange (18)

Starts Sun 19 May 2019 at 13.00
Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s decline-of-civilisation novel remains a chilling, thrilling and unsettling cinematic vision of nihilistic violence...
Event

My Trans TV

Sun 19 May 15.30
Manchester-based trans performer, writer and activist Kate O'Donnel looks back at a lifetime’s worth of trans TV moments,...

Art: What’s on in May

Event

Brian Lobel: BINGE

Fri 24 May 2019 – Sun 26 May 2019
BINGE is a collection of one-to-one and intimate drop-in performances based around your favourite box sets. Leave your...

Events: What’s on in May

Event

My Trans TV

Sun 19 May 15.30
Manchester-based trans performer, writer and activist Kate O'Donnel looks back at a lifetime’s worth of trans TV moments,...
Event

Brian Lobel: BINGE

Fri 24 May 2019 – Sun 26 May 2019
BINGE is a collection of one-to-one and intimate drop-in performances based around your favourite box sets. Leave your...