Content Warnings


This page is for Word of Warning audience members who would like to know more about the content of the work presented in our Performance Programme (currently AW19) and particularly highlights elements that may distress, cause upset, or trigger. If you would like to get in touch please email info@habmcr.org or call 0161 232 6086 during weekday office hours. Please note this page reflects the most recent information we have received from the artists we present (as of Thu 12 Sep 2019, 21:30).


Sat 21 Sep: Emergency 2019 — DAYTIME | NIAMOS

Age Advisory: overall event is mainly aimed at adults, parental/guardian discretion is advised; some works (see below) are not suitable for under 18s.
Alex Bradley | Almost Everything is Black + White
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warning: features nudity.
Bill Duffy | Scar Tissue / Symmetry
Age Advisory: 18+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: features blood-letting, disturbing content + themes of abuse.
Charlotte McShane | Tell Me Lies
Age Advisory: 18+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes swearing, shouting, mild sexual content; requires active audience participation in a one-to-one setting; audience members need to feel comfortable by themselves + aware of the possibility of oversharing.
Gillian Knox | Everybody Always Tells the Truth
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warning: discusses aspects of giving birth which some may find upsetting.
Holly Spillar | Hole
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: the work is about sex, sexual problems + Vaginismus, which may be distressing to some.
Kellie Colbert | Bad Feminist
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warning: includes photographic nudity.
Kris Canavan | Back To Basics
Age Advisory: 18+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes blood-letting, nudity + other content that some may find disturbing.
Pierce Starre | Labels
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warning: as an interactive piece the artist has no control over what is written on the labels.
rahtattoo | Solvet et Coagula 22
Age Advisory: 18+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: features blood, needles + live tattooing.
Ross Graham | Making Histry
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: contains food + drink; optional audience discussion + participation; discussion of death.
Tamar + Jo | Unseen Beings
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: contains partial nudity + some sexual movement.
Thomas Mayer | Countless Lives
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warning: features nudity.


Sat 21 Sep: Emergency 2019 — EVENING | STUN Studio + Z-arts

Age Advisory: overall event is mainly aimed at adults, parental/guardian discretion is advised; some works (see below) are not suitable for under 18s.
Helen Sulis Bowie | Smashing It!
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: contains swearing + references to personal + political violence.
Lara Buffard + Gur Arie Piepskovitz | Confessional on The Dance Floor (Madonna’s true vassals)
Age Limit: 18+ for one to one participation.
Content Warnings: mature content + drinking of tequila.
Rebekka Platt | Do you want fries with that?
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion
Content Warning: features nudity.
Ross McCaffrey | Sometimes History Needs a Push
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: mentions political violence + references to genocide.
Shahireh Sharif | I am an orange dot
Age Advisory: parental/guardian discretion.
Content Warnings: a work about refugees, includes mentions of death + drowning that some people might find upsetting; references to hanging, dead bodies floating + the taste of blood.
Vendetta Vain | Taking the Piss
Age Advisory: 16+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: features nudity + bodily functions.


Wed 2 Oct: Tetra-Decathlon by Lauren Hendry, dir. Jenna Watt | The Lowry

Age Advisory: 12+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes mild swearing.


Wed 23 Oct: Acephalous Monster by Ron Athey | NIAMOS

Age Limit: strictly for those aged 18+
Content Warnings: an intense viewing experience for some, if you are sensitive to any of the following or of a more general sensitive disposition we recommend using discretion before buying tickets.

Includes:
• live nudity;
• live blood-letting;
and on projected film:
BDSM (not safe to open at work);
• depictions of graphic consensual sexual activity;
• depictions and descriptions of violence (including symbolic beheading).
For context read a review by The Dance Enthusiast (contains spoilers).


Wed 6 Nov: I Promise You That Tonight by Tom Cassani | The Lowry

Age Advisory: 14+ (parental/guardian discretion).
Content Warnings: includes mentions of death + description of drowning.
During the show, the performer:
• talks about being close to death and nearly dying;
• describes what it might feel like to drown;
• describes a mechanism used in water boarding torture;
• mentions a person bursting into flames;
• walks bare foot on broken glass, places his face on the broken glass, and pushes it into the glass;
• does not cut himself, and no wounds are made to his body;
• does not intend to harm himself during any of these actions.
A loud drone sound is used multiple times during the show.