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Take a seat! What's on at the New Adelphi Theatre

Sep 21, 2018

The New Adelphi Theatre has just released its first ever programmed season - great news for colleagues as we can take advantage of this fantastic space right here on campus! 

From varied performance and comedy pieces to specially curated film nights, there really is something to suit all tastes. The Theatre is committed to nurturing the emerging talents of our graduates, supporting the work of our postgraduates and fostering partnerships with regional, national and international artists.

New Adelphi Theatre Artistic Director Niki Woods said: “We’ve developed a programme of engaging and innovative work which has something for everyone.

“This season’s programme reflects the creative degrees which our students study, as well as reflecting our outlook as an inclusive institution and inviting members of the local community from Salford, Greater Manchester and further afield to enjoy.”

Check out the full listings here, including the comms team’s top picks!


Wednesday 26 September – STRANGEWAYS HERE WE COME (2PM AND 7PM) with Director Chris Green, £5 *TOP PICK*

A screening of the new film, Strangeways Here We Come.

Starring: Michelle Keegan, IFTA Winner Elaine Cassidy (No Offence), BAFTA Winner Chanel Cresswell, (This Is England) BAFTA Winner Lauran Socha (Misfits), and Salford alumnus Stephen Lord.

Written and Directed by Chris Green and filmed on location around Salford!

A Savage Comedy. Sucked into loans and finding themselves trapped by the evil Salford loan shark Danny Nolan (Stephen Lord), the desperate residents of Salford come to the conclusion that the only way to free themselves is by bumping him off.

The screening will be followed by a Q+A with special guests.

Friday 28 September – Arts & Media present VITAL SIGNS FESTIVAL, £6/£4/£3

Tuesday 2 October – NEW ADELPHI COMEDY NIGHT, £3

Wednesday 3 October – AMUSICAL with Jayne Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, £7/£5 *TOP PICK*

Hosted by Jayde Adams and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Amusical is a celebration by the comedy world of all things West End (or Broadway if you're American, or more well-off than us).

Five comedians, assisted by our in house band Dave and The Quavers, will go up against each other to perform their favourite musical theatre song from stage and screen, and it's up to YOU, the audience, to determine who is best. Well, who your favourite is anyway. They may well not be the best.

The winner wins a cool £200 to donate to the charity of their choice, as well as the real prize closing the show with their ultimate encore song.

If you love comedy, musicals, and comedians almost certainly getting horribly drunk to cope with the nerves of performing on a West End (Salford) stage, this is the night for you.

Thursday 11 October - Lip Service present a work in progress STRANGERS ON A TRAIN SET, free

Friday 19 October - Quarantine WALLFLOWER, £12/£10 *TOP PICK*

**** 'A magical experience…' Theaterkrant, Netherlands

The people on stage in Wallflower are trying to remember every dance they've ever danced. Some are professional dancers, some are not. Spanning a lifetime of music, fashion, politics, friendships, parties, love and loss, Wallflower is a show about how dancing shapes our lives.

Quarantine are internationally acclaimed for creating theatre out of everyday life.

New Adelphi Theatre is thrilled to host a durational version of Wallflower, which transforms the performance into an epic, exhausting 5-hour piece – the dancers grappling with the effort of memory as bodies and minds tire, hurt, slow and repeat.


London's best, sell-out night is coming to Salford. Lovingly curated by critically acclaimed sketch groups, Gein's Family Giftshop and Goose, Suspiciously Cheap Comedy brings you the best line ups for a fiver. Previous acts include: Daniel Kitson, Dane Baptiste, Bridget Christie, Greg Davies and many more. We've put together the very best line up including Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner Adam Riches, creator of the smash hit show "What would Beyoncé do?" Luisa Omelian and Jamali Maddix, as seen on Live at the Apollo.

Friday 22 November – Lip Service MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT, £12/£10  *TOP PICK*

Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curling handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt.

When she returns she finds Darcy is diving into a lake in a clinging white shirt, dancing the Berzerka (a more extreme version of the Masurka) and wrestling carp.

“An absolute joy from start to finish.” -North West End

“Scatty, warm, auditorium enveloping stage personalities.” -Manchester Theatre Awards

“On leaving the venue you feel a hundred times more invigorated than when you went in, with the chuckle muscles positively aching at the glorious lunacy.”  -Yorkshire Post

Tuesday 6 November – NEW ADELPHI COMEDY NIGHT, £3

Thursday 8 November – Happenchance Theatre WINGS, £6/£4  

Friday 9 November – Arts & Media present WATCH US DANCE, £6/£4

Friday 16, Saturday 17 November – THE YEAR MY VAGINA TRIED TO KILL ME with Amy Vreeke, £8/£6

Thursday 29 November – Arts & Media present EMERGENCE PREMIER, £6/£4

Tuesday 4 December - NEW ADELPHI COMEDY NIGHT, £3

Sunday 9 December - ALL KILLA. NO FILLA. With Rachel Fariburn and Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Sold out

Monday 10 December – Arts & Media present UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD BIG BAND CONCERT, £5

Wednesday 16 – Saturday 25 January – Arts & Media present TAPP FEST COLLABORATIONS:

Wednesday 16 JanuaryLITTLE READ RIDING HOOD, £3

Monday 16 January, Tuesday 22 January – BIRNAM WOOD (16th, 22nd), £3


Thursday 24, Friday 25 January, VASSA ZHELEZNOVA (24th, 25th)



Monday 24 September – THE SHAPE OF WATER, cert. 15

Monday 1 October – GREASE, cert. PG

Monday 8 October – BLACK PANTHER, cert. 12A

Thursday 25 October – EAST IS EAST (Q&A WITH AYUB KHAN DIN), cert. 15 (FREE!) *TOP PICK*

In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.

We invite you stay behind after the screening for a Q+A with writer Ayub Khan Din and Dr Kirsty Fairclough.

Monday 29 October – IT, cert. 15

Monday 5 November – THE BREADWINNER, cert.12

Monday 12 November – BATTLE ROYALE, cert.18

Monday 19 November, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, cert. PG



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