A Night on the Tiles at Contact

Penultimate Contact Theatre Manchester

Hitting the Contact Theatre in February is Pen-Ultimate with their debut show A Night on the Tiles. Described as “Manchester’s freshest lyrical outfit” Pen-Ultimate is a hip-hop theatre group made up of Ben Mellor, Martin Stannage, Niven Ganner, Frisko Dan and Samira Arhin-Acquaah who combine their talents to make up a theatre and spoken word collective.

The plot, which was inspired by the famous poker game scene in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, follows a group of seedy underworld gangsters who are competing in a high stakes Scrabble tournament. Pen-Ultimate blend theatre, spoken word, music and video to convey the narrative across to the audience.

This promises to be an exciting production and I am looking forward to reviewing it as I have never had the chance to experience a piece of theatre like this before.

Thursday, February 4 to Saturday, February 13, 7:30pm (plus 1:30pm on Tuesday, February  9 and Thursday, February 11)

The prices are £10 full price and concessions (under 18; registered disabled; unemployed; full-time student or over 60) are £6.

FREEACT is a scheme that allows people under 26 to see theatre for free.  All they have to do is fill out a form and return it to Contact Theatre and then they get to see five free shows a year.  It’s a great way of getting young people to experience drama – it would be great if you could mention it in relation to A Night On The Tiles and the rest of our programme as well.

Early bird half price tickets available from January 4-13.


One comment

  • February 20, 2011 - 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Great info always good to find new up and coming theatres

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