Works Ahead 2020

  A sample of new performance.

Further information to follow…

Presented by Word of Warning + Contact at NIAMOS

Thursday 21 + Friday 22 May 2020, 7.30pm. Pay What You Decide

A double bill of new works at the start of their journeys from artists Will Dickie + Ross McCaffrey. Get a feel for it with a look at 2019’s programme.

Venue + Booking Details

Details are TBC
Dates: Thursday 21 + Friday 22 May 2020, 7.30pm
Venue: NIAMOS, corner of Chichester Rd/Warwick St, Hulme, Manchester M15 5EU
Tickets: not available whilst we await further information.
Enquiries: 0161 232 6086 (during weekday office hours)

Access Information

Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Warnings: specific content warnings will be available here by 17 April.
Duration: including an interval, the double bill will end by 9.30pm each night.
Features: live spoken English, with more content to be confirmed by 17 April.
Specific age + access info: please get in touch with us by emailing or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours.

What people have said about Works Ahead

A strong double bill tonight from @WarnMcr’s ever-reliable #WorksAhead.
 — @CirclesStalls on 2019
Vital …allows artists to present the prepubescent stages of their work to an audience who are expecting something weird, personal and entirely half-done.
 — The State of The Arts on 2018
A cathartic, funny and brutally honest show.
 — Afronalysis on 2017
Maybe not what you’d regard as traditional ‘theatre’, but compelling nonetheless. They make you think that anything could happen in the performance space.
 — QuietManDave on 2016
Always an informal way to experience something a bit different.
Brilliant works in progress, varied and interesting.
Great to see new work by younger artists.
Higher standard than I was expecting of a work in progress … offered perspectives that I hadn’t heard before.
 — Audience Feedback from 2019 + earlier years…


Project Mentor: Peader Kirk
Works Ahead 2020 is co-commissioned/co-produced by hÅb + Contact.

Websites + Social Media | #WorksAhead | @Will_Dickie

Performance Programme Spring 2020

Wed 12 Feb, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Sex Education
Thu 27 Feb, 6pm-10pm. PWYD | NIAMOS
Emergency StopGap
Thu 19 — Sat 21 Mar, 7.30pm. £13/11/7 | Royal Exchange Theatre
Wed 1 Apr, 8pm. PWYD | The Lowry
Thu 23 + Fri 24 Apr | Details TBC
Thu 21 + Fri 22 May | Details TBC
Works Ahead 2020
(PWYD indicates you Pay What You Decide)