Take a seat! New Adelphi Theatre spring selection
Mar 15, 2019
The New Adelphi Theatre now has an exciting new website, making it even easier for colleagues, who can take advantage of this fantastic space right here on campus!
From varied performance and comedy pieces to presentations of students' work, 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 what's coming up; it's sure to put a spring in your step over the next three months!
SUSPICIOUSLY CHEAP COMEDY NIGHT
LINEUP INCLUDES JOHN KEARNS, YURIKO KOTANI, AMY ANNETTE, AND SUNIL PATEL!
Suspiciously Cheap Comedy is a new material night hosted by multi award-winning Gein’s Family Giftshop, Goose, and resident MC Kiri Pritchard-McLean. Previous acts include James Acaster, Nish Kumar, Rose Matafeo, Russell Howard, Greg Davies, Sara Pascoe, Tim Key, Lolly Adefope, Joel Dommett, Jamali Maddix and more!
We think comedians should have great, switched-on audiences to try out new material in front of; and we also believe that everyone should be able to afford a great night of comedy. So, we collected an amazing audience of comedy fans and we made our night as cheap as we could: some (we) would say Suspiciously Cheap. And now here we are.
We book the best acts in the country, for the best audience in the country, to make the best night in the country. All for the suspiciously cheap price of £5/£3.
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE, 16+
See it on 18 March.
CHORTLE STUDENT COMEDY AWARDS
Come and see the possible future stars of comedy at the North West heat of the 2019 Chortle Student Comedy Awards! Shortlisted comedians will be put forward for final Heats at the Pleasance, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The competition has an enviable track record of finding successful stand-ups, with previous finalists including Joe Lycett, Simon Bird, Iain Stirling, Chris Ramsey, Tom Rosenthal, Lauren Pattison and Salford graduate Jamali Maddix, who now fronts the Channel 4/Vice programme ‘Hate Thy Neighbour.’
Last year’s winner was another Salford student Bexie Archer, with runner-up James Allen, a fellow student on the BA Hons Comedy Writing and Performance course!
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE, EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS. THERE MAY BE IMPROVISATORY INTERACTIVE MATERIAL THAT MAY OFFEND INEXPERIENCED COMEDY AUDIENCES.
See it on 19 March.
JIM CARTWRIGHT'S IS THERE ANYBODY THERE?
'Is There anybody there?’ is a work-in-progress play written by award winning Jim Cartwright and directed by Anthony Banks. It's script-in-hand performance will star Claire Sweeney, John Gordon Sinclair and Wendi Peters!
Jim Cartwright’s ‘Is There Anybody There?’ is a psychic thriller, an exploration of mortality and the meaning of life itself, and a look into the lives of a group of northern women struggling to get by on zero hours contracts. The protagonists are a group of cleaning ladies and other staff, who work the late night shift in a high rise sky scraper in the North of England.
The work will be previewed at New Adelphi Theatre as a first sharing/script-in-hand performance, with post-show conversations with the writer and director in the bar afterwards!
WARNING: SUITABLE FOR THOSE AGES 15+
See it on 22 March.
NEW ADELPHI COMEDY NIGHT: SALFUNNI TAKEOVER
The University of Salford and CSzUK have teamed up for a monthly show of fast and fierce fun. The first half is packed with quick-witted improvised shenanigans with off-the-cuff gags, games, sketches and songs featuring a student guest from the University’s Comedy and Performance degrees. The second half is an open mic for student and guest comedians to try out new material whether it’s stand up, improv or sketch.
CSzUK have been performing improv comedy across the UK and abroad since 2001 with their hit show ComedySportz. Edinburgh Fringe Festival favourites, the group – many of whom are Salford Alumni – promise a night of fast-paced improv and the best brand new comedy talent. Don’t miss your opportunity to see some of the future faces of British comedy today!
Open to all.
ADMISSION: £3, PAY ON THE DOOR. CASH OR CARD ACCEPTED (All ticket sale proceeds will go towards the SalFUNNI fundraising campaign).
WARNING: AGES 14+
This month’s special guests are members of the comedy collective SalFUNNI; a group of performance students who are taking their show up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August!
See the show on 2 April.
SICK! FESTIVAL & UoS - PERFORMANCE AND DEATH SYMPOSIUM
Part of Sick! Festival, this symposium examines works that explore death, dying and grief. Artists whose practices span performance, visual art and film will join clinical practitioners and academics to reflect on the responsibility that artists may or may not bear to the human subjects of their performances, those who participate in its creation and the audiences who experience the finished works.
The symposium explores the proposition that, as the boundaries between performance practices and other art-forms break down, it is often the demands and sensitivities of subject matter that shape artistic practice. For many interdisciplinary artists and performance-makers, consideration of subject takes precedence over art form, in the way that a work is conceived, developed and presented to audiences. In particular, the process of engaging with subject matter that is emotionally challenging has itself become a creative practice incorporating approaches to aesthetics, research, participation and presentation.
Artists and academics presenting and discussing their work at the event included: Mats Staub (Interdisciplinary digital artist) Prof. Mahesh Nirmalan (Manchester Royal infirmary’s Critical Care Unit) Steven Eastwood (Documentary Film Maker) Dr Richard Talbot and Dr. Sheila McCormick (University of Salford) Leo Burtin and Ali Wilson (Performance Makers) and members of the theatre companies Ridiculusmus and Quarantine.
The symposium will also include an opportunity to experience and participate in Sheila McCormick’s ‘Death, Dinner and Performance’ project, a performance event that places the taboo subjects of death and dying around the dinner table for discussion.
Lunch/tea/coffee is included in the ticket.
‘Performance and Death Symposium’ is supported through funds from Salford Advantage Fund.
WARNING: DISCUSSION OF DEATH AND DYING
You can see this on 25 April.
DEBUT : A FESTIVAL OF THEATRE & COMEDY
Final year Performance students prepare to launch themselves into the professional world; join us for their debut.
This 3-day festival of collaborative projects from students on the BA Theatre & Performance Practice and BA Comedy Writing & Performance brings together a diverse range of work – including devised pieces, scripted plays, multimedia theatre, comedy performances, and more – in our New Adelphi Theatre and Studio spaces.
SUGGESTED DONATION (£3) OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN. ‘DEBUT’ DONATIONS WILL BE USED TO GENERATE FUTURE ARTISTIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS AND GRADUATES. THERE WILL BE DONATION BUCKETS AVAILABLE DURING THE FESTIVAL.
SHOWS, TIMES, AND WARNINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
DEBUT FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED THROUGH FUNDS FROM SALFORD ADVANTAGE FUND.
See it on 9 May.
DANCE @ SALFORD
Graduating BA and MA students present their final work! Join us for a variety of original dance performances spanning different styles and collaborations with other art forms.
Come along and watch the next generation of choreographers and performers.
WARNINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED
See this on 14-16 May.
MEDIA & PERFORMANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Come and join us for a festival of short form filmed dramas produced by and starring Media and Performance students from the University of Salford.
WARNINGS TO BE ANNOUNCED
See it on 17 May.