Darren Pritchard Dance

Rent Party: Domestic Edition

Presented by Word of Warning + The Guinness Partnership

In Brief

From Harlem in the 20th to Salford in the 21st, a century of making the rent.
Part show, part party — for those just about managing.

Venue + Booking Details

Dates: Friday 10 + Saturday 11 November 2017, 8pm
Venue: Adelphi Court, off Cannon Street, Salford, M3 6HU
Tickets: available to reserve online from Fri 27 Oct, Pay What You Decide in person on the evening: cash and/or food accepted with all proceeds donated to a local food bank. With a limited capacity, ALL reservations will be released at 7.45pm each night, please arrive early at Adelphi Court to collect a ticket.
Box Office Tel: 0161 232 6086 (Word of Warning)

Access Information

Age advisory 16+ (parental/guardian discretion). With no interval, the show/party lasts approximately 1 hour. Largely promenade, there will be a limited amount of seating available. For specific age and access information please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086.


A 21st century, austerity Britain, black, gay, immersive musical — inspired by the poetry of 1920s Harlem Renaissance black gay icon Langston Hughes.

Like the 20s, we invite you, the audience, to pay to come to a party in our flat so that we can make this month’s rent, and entertain you with all our artist friends – dancers, singers, musicians, poets — who will create a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means today to be young, gifted, and black — and poor, and gay.

Who is he?

Darren Pritchard has been creating dance works since 2006. As well as devising his own works, for theatres, galleries, a church, hotels and even the Sale of the Century TV studio, Darren has created dance works for and in collaboration with others, notably: The Chase — a Blaze commission, working with parkour and freerunning specialists; Susan and Darren — a Quarantine collaboration; Gulliver’s Boom Box with Walk the Plank; One — a solo performance installation; and Body of Light — a seamless landscape of flowing imagery that Word of Warning presented in 2015. Stylistically, Darren has explored ballet, street dance and contemporary dance, sometimes fused with text, projection and other multimedia forms, and has recently worked as director on Chanje Kunda’s award-winning Amsterdam + Cheryl Martin’s Alaska.

What people have said about Rent Party

Relevant, raw, unashamedly political. A snapshot of working class queer Black Britain.
Real, powerful beautiful and colourful. Resonant of today’s political climate.

Audience members


Director & Co-Writer: Darren Pritchard | Co-Writer: Cheryl Martin | Dramaturg: Sonia Hughes | Producer: Jayne Compton | Lighting Designer & Production Manager: Phil Buckley
Commissioned by Homotopia; Domestic Edition commissioned by hÅb.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


darrenpritcharddance.com | @DarrenDancer

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2017

Please note all events are Pay What You Decide
Wed 27 Sep, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sat 30 Sep, 12noon-10pm. PWYD | Z-arts
Emergency 2017
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. PWYD | STUN Studio
Windows of Displacement
Wed 8 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Declining Solo
10+11 Nov, 8pm. PWYD | Adelphi Court, M3
Rent Party: Domestic Edition