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CANNIBALS
03 April 13 - 27 April 13

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By Rory Mullarkey


On a farm, in a village, on the fringe of Europe, life is simple but hard. When the sweeping forces of war and progress pass through, Lizaveta must run for her life. Finding shelter on an old woman’s farm, she tries to piece her life back together. But her past catches up with her and she must keep moving.

Her journey through a land of mud and blood, icon painters and holy fools, takes her across continents to the other side of the world. Through Lizaveta’s eyes familiar places and notions of love, family and identity become distant and strange.

This bold and unique play is by Manchester playwright, Rory Mullarkey. It is his first full-length play, written while he was Pearson Playwright in Residence at the Royal Exchange in 2011. It is directed by Michael Longhurst who recently directed IF THERE IS I HAVEN’T FOUND IT YET starring Jake Gyllenhaal in his American stage debut and the hugely successful CONSTELLATIONS which opened in the West End in early November.

‘The space is amazing: epic yet intimate. And I think Rory’s thrilling play needs such a home. Theatre in the round taps into a deep sense of ritual and is exposing in the best possible way: it demands a dynamic and unflinching approach to the writing and performance - there’s nowhere to hide...’ Michael Longhurst, Director




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Cannibals - audience & press comments
Cannibals - audience & press comments
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CANNIBALS Production Photo Slideshow
CANNIBALS Production Photo Slideshow
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CANNIBALS Resources by Exchange Education
CANNIBALS Resources by Exchange Education
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Exchange Education produce a number of production-linked resources each year, including resource packs, rehearsal diaries and interviews - for CANNIBALS we have:

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER RORY MULLARKEY
Writer Rory Mullarky describes his writing process in an interview with assistant director, Ed Lewis. 

NOTES FROM THE REHEARSAL ROOM
Assistant Director Ed Lewis gives us an insight into the rehearsal process for the Royal Exchange production of CANNIBALS.

 

 



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Interviews with writer Rory Mullarkey and director Michael Longhurst
Interviews with writer Rory Mullarkey and director Michael Longhurst
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'After a journey into the wilds of Russia last year, playwright Rory Mullarkey visited a Moscow history museum, where a black and white photo caught his eye. It showed a dour couple standing outside a ramshackle house. The caption read: 'Cannibals, 1930.' The stark directness of this image became the inspiration for Mullarkey's first full-length play, which premieres at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre on 3 April.'

Read the full interview between writer Rory Mullarkey and director Michael Longhurst in The Skinny


'That job offer was partly because Rory studied Russian at Cambridge, had spent a year in a Russian-speaking country and had fallen in love with writers like Pushkin and Chekhov. He was and still is translating plays from Russian into English.'

Read the full interview between writer Rory Mullarkey in the Manchester Evening News


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Cast
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Simon ArmstrongRicky ChampTricia KellyLaurence  SpellmanOny Uhiara
Written by Rory Mullarkey
Directed by Michael Longhurst
Designed by Chloe Lamford
Sound by Pete Rice
Lighting by David Holmes
Composer Simon Slater
Fight Director Bret Yount
Choreographer Imogen Knight
Assistant Director Eduard Lewis
EVENT INFORMATION

VENUE
The Theatre

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TICKET PRICES
£10 - £35 (click here for more details)
 
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
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RUNNING TIME
1 hour and 50 minutes with no interval
 
BACK STAGE TOUR
Wednesday 10 April, 11.00am
This tour is BSL Interpreted
 
AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday 18 April
 
AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE
Saturday 20 April, 3.30pm
 
BSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Friday 26 March, 7.30pm
 
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE
Friday 19 April, 7.30pm

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IN THE LOUNGE WITH... Assistant Director, Ed Lewis
Thursday 18 April, 6.00pm
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INTRODUCING.
.. CANNIBALS
Wednesday 17 April, 10.00am - 12 noon
Pre-show talk and demonstration from schools, community groups and individuals. More Information