It’s Fantastical Disruptive Underground – DIY are involved.
Please visit our show page for more information on our work with Access All Areas.
DIY Theatre Company is currently taking part in an exciting and challenging collaboration with Access All Areas to bring their immersive performance [MADHOUSE re:exit] to Manchester.
Access All Areas is a London-based company which creates award-winning, urban, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic artists. They have invited DIY Theatre Company to be part of MADHOUSE re:exit performances.
MADHOUSE re:exit will be performed beneath Barton Arcade in Manchester City Centre. Five learning disabled artists will tear back the walls to their lives. Past and present spin together in a powerful expression of what it feels like to be learning disabled today.
Inspired by a refusal to be silent, and a history of being ignored, five learning disabled artists will take you on an underground adventure. A goddess, a baby, a bird, an eater and a ghost – growling to be heard, and waiting for the revolution that is forever promised.
Over two years, ‘MADHOUSE re:exit’ has built on the legacy of Mabel Cooper, a learning disabled activist and resident of a long-stay hospital. Now, award winning theatre company Access All Areas return with a fantastical, disruptive, immersive experience inspired by Mabel’s achievements.
During May, DIY Theatre Company will be undertaking training with artists from Access All Areas. A small group of DIY actors will then take part in the performance; guiding audiences through the maze-like institution.
This show has now finished!
This is a Lowry event but performances will take place in central Manchester at Brickworks, Barton Arcade, St. Ann’s Square, M3 2BH. Barton Arcade is on Deansgate in Manchester – you can find out how to get there when you book tickets.
Dates & Times: Thursday 17 – Saturday 26 May at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm. with additional afternoon performances on Wednesday 23 & Friday 25 May at 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm
Tickets: £10. Running time: 90 minutes. Age Guidance: 16+.
Get your tickets from The Lowry Box Office –