HOME in Manchester are showcasing their second Orbit festival bringing together exciting new work from theatre-makers across the globe who want to explore our place in the world, and which investigate our relationship with our past.

It features exciting new HOME commissions from some of the most
interesting new theatre companies in the UK, including Javaad Alipoor’s
The Believers Are But Brothers, and Daniel Bye’s Instructions for Border
Crossing.

Orbit will feature the premiere of Fellswoop Theatre’s latest production,
Palmyra, inspired by the destruction of the ancient Syrian city and this year it takes in shows into unusual an unique locations including inside a caravan, in a car park, and on the roof of HOME.

Included in the lineup which runs from Thursday the 28th of September until the 15th of Oct, celebrated Manchester performance poet and writer Lemn Sissay presents
his autobiographical piece Something Dark.

“With so much instability and volatility happening all over the world,” says Orbit
producer Kevin Jamieson, “we have assembled a line-up of dynamic artists who
are all examining how we fit into this, and how we can navigate our way
through it. Scouring some of the best festivals around the UK and the world, this
year’s Orbit brings an eclectic mix of theatre-makers to Manchester.”

All shows £12.50 (concs available), except: The Backseat of My Car and Other
Safe Places and Hurtling £5 (or see both for £8.50); Bourgeois & Maurice: How to
Save the World Without Really Trying and Lemn Sissay: Something Dark £15
(concs available); and Mobile £10 (concs available). More information
homemcr.org/orbit-2017/

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