Manchester Lines

Library Theatre Company in association with Ask Property Developments present

In a lost property room in central Manchester, en route somewhere, six people relate their own personal journeys. Manchester Lines tells stories, reveals fragments of lifelines. It asks: is there an instant when your life changes forever? How consciously do we choose the path our lives take? Do we choose at all? What happens to all the lives we do not live? Welcome to the Lost Property Office of the Soul.

Directed by Wils Wilson and written by the award winning Jackie Kay (Red Dust Road, Trumpet), with music specially composed by Errollyn Wallen (Cautionary Tales, Opera North; One Night, BBC 1), Manchester Lines is created in Manchester, for Manchester. Staged high on the fifth floor of Number One, First Street, Manchester Lines is the most recent of the Library Theatre Company’s intimate and dynamic ‘one chance to see’ theatre experiences. All performances feature community choir specially formed from Manchester residents.

Manchester Lines contains strong language.

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Previews (Tue 12 & Wed 13 Jun) £15
Mon-Thu & Sat Matinees £22 (£18 concs)
Fri 5.15pm £16
Fri & Sat Evenings £24
BSL Performances:
Wed 27 Jun 7.15pm
Sat 30 Jun 2.15pm


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*Running Time – 95 mins approx (no interval).

*There will be a bar run by Brodericks that will be open 45 mins prior to each event.


• Plenty of on-street parking meters (free from 8pm) close by.
• Two on-site parks, operated by Q-Parks Ltd, as follows:

1. Car park next to the building (gravel surface, entrances on Hulme Street and Medlock Street) £5 all day; £1.50 up to two hours.

2.Other car park (Tarmac surface, entrance on Whitworth Street West): Up to one hour £2, up to two hours £4, up to three hours £5, up to four hours £6, up to eight hours £8. Saturday up to four hours £2, up to 12midnight £5.