It’s Fantastical Disruptive Underground – DIY are involved.

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Please visit our show page for more information on our work with Access All Areas.

MADHOUSE re:exit

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 –

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