Be//longing

Tickets on sale here: 

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/203638

Be//longing

We're busy researching, writing, filming, recording, making and building for our next project. Be//longing is a brand new piece of theatre showcasing the research of Manchester's Migration Lab. 
We don't want to give too much away but you can expect live peformance, multimedia and installations to explore the theme of borders.
We'd absolutely love it if you could join us. 
You can book tickets here: 
http://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/belonging/

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Take Back is 2!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and helped us create our beautiful Take Back community.

Voices of Survivors

Absolute privilege to be invited to perform a short of My Version of Events at the Voices of Survivors GM Launch event today. What an amazing project, collating and exploring women's experiences as survivors of sexual violence.

We look forward to seeing how the project develops. So many inspiring women there today from organisations like GM police, Manchester Rape Crisis, Trafford Rape Crisis, MASH and so many more... lovely to have such a warm response. Thanks to Shila and Dean for being amazing!

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Ten Takes On Resistance

Marking our two year anniversary in the venue in which it all started, we'd love you to come along to an evening that will be a celebration of protest and resistance with 10 new specially written pieces tackling some of the big issues of our day.

Tickets can be bought at:

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TaPRA Salford 2017

We had a great time performing 10 Takes at the TaPRA Conference this week. We also set up our Under Canvas installation. 

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Summer

We've been a bit quiet over the last month, but have been busy preparing for new projects. We are currently working with University of Manchester, Sundae PR and Hope Mill Theatre, on Borders to Belonging, an exciting new piece of theatre we're working on for the Autumn to launch the Migration Lab, a dedicated hub at Manchester Uni of the work of top researchers into migration. More details to follow.

Much love and solidarity

Team Take Back x

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Manchester

So much love for our great city. Today, as always we are strong because we #StandTogether #Manchester

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My Version of Events: A New Play

We're really excited to announce our next project, tickets are now on sale.

A multidisciplinary response to the nature of consent.

A rehearsed read of a new play by Rebekah Harrison, with a different cast each night; alongside multimedia art installations and a panel discussion. 

*Please note, tickets for each night are limited, so we recommend booking in advance if possible.*

Take Back: Our Bodies

 #TakeBackOurBodies last night was so special.

Thank you to all of the amazing creative team, who gave so generously of their time, talent and of themselves to create an evening that sparked conversation, discussion and new levels of understanding. Your love, support, honesty and downright amazingness was everything.

Thank you so much to all the fabulous audience who came and were a part of the conversation.

We ended the night with these words from the awesome Sandra Cole, "Everybody hold hands. One body."

It was an honour to share in that moment with such a diverse and united room full of people.

For us, it's what Take Back is all about.

So much love and solidarity,

Team Take Back xxx

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Under Canvas Chester

We're honoured to be able to show Under Canvas again at St Mary's Creative Space in Chester. The installation will be open pre and post show to audiences of Theatre in the Quarter's The Lost Boy. From now until the 7th May.

http://stmaryscreativespace.co.uk/

Take Back: Our Bodies

We're really excited to announce our next show, Take Back: Our Bodies.

Featuring a selection of brand new script-in-hand performances on the politics of the body. From gender, identity, sexuality & sexual health, to ableism, fat-shaming and reproductive rights.

The show will be at Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester on Saturday May 6th at 7pm.

Tickets are £7 and £5 and can be bought from http://contactmcr.com/

We can't wait to see you there.

New Projects

We've got lots of exciting new projects on the go at the moment, here's a sneak preview of one of them, enjoying the sunshine and playing with a large format film camera.  

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Manchester Theatre Awards

We are Over the moon today to receive the Stagedoor Foundation Special Award at the Manchester Theatre Awards. A complete surprise! Thank you so much to all of you who have been part of our work from the start: we share this lovely award with you all, with love and solidarity x

 

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Under Canvas Opens

Today we set up our installation Under Canvas at Bolton Library as part of Octagon Theatre's Reveal Festival, with the help of the fab team at the Octagon and at the library. 
It will be there for the entire festival, is free to visit and we would love to know your thoughts if you do make it there! Much love, 
Team Take Back xxx

Made at HOME

We have just finished a fantastic week of R and D, as part of Made at HOME, which has been such a brilliant time for us to develop new ideas, dreams and projects. 
We finished with a little industry sharing of a new piece in development (one of our many ideas!) 

We're really grateful to HOME Mcr for this opportunity and can't wait to work with them again. Check out their website here: https://homemcr.org