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A Royal Exchange Theatre production

All I Want for Christmas

  • 1 December 2020 - 25 December 2020
  • On Tour / External

FIFTY ARTISTS. SIX STREETS. TWENTY-FIVE PERFORMANCES.
ONE GREATER MANCHESTER.
A DIGITAL ADVENT JOURNEY INSPIRED BY THE VOICES OF OUR REGION.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is a celebration of Manchester – a journey through the tower blocks of the City Centre to the terraces of Glebe Street in Leigh. Discover stories filled with hope and joy from some of the most inspiring writers, directors and performers from across the region.

Every day in December up until Christmas day join us here or on our social media platforms from 10.30am ((@rxtheatre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagramand open a new door where you’ll find stories told by Hollywood actors and community ambassadors.

Open the door

The team includes Gloria Akpoke, Liz Aniteye, Andy Barry, Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Suzanne Bell, Anna Berentzen, Alexandra Faye Braithwaite, Jude Christian, Philippa Crossman, Russell T Davies, Akiel Dowe, Tracey Dunk, Gordon Emerson, Juliana Fapohunda (I M Pact), Sophie Galpin, Annie Giles-Quinn, Conor Glean, Shobna Gulati, Cherylee Houston, Nimmo Ismail, Sonia Jalaly, Kit Jordan, Sabiha Khan, Zak Khan, Kieran Knowles, Nana-Kofi Kufuor, Nathan Lea, Debbie Leach, Houmi Miura, Wunmi Mosaku, Ayanda (Yandass) Ndlovu (I M Pact), Farai Nhakaniso, Kate O’Donnell, Emily Paris (I M Pact), Maxine Peake, Ramina Radmard, Hannah Sands, Bryony Shanahan, Gurjeet Singh, Liam Steers, Sophie Stone, Ben Sullivan, Testament, TIME (Terriss Zure (I M Pact)), Chantell Walker, Don Warrington, Roy Alexander Weise, Becky Wilkie, John R Wilkinson, Carys Williams, Benedict Wong, Fred Yeomans and Maria Zemlinskaya.

Inspired by anecdotes from the communities and people who breathe life into them and set on Cheetham Hill Road (Cheetham), Gigg Lane (Bury), Glebe Street (Leigh), Grey Mare Lane (Beswick), Henrietta Street (Tameside) and Manchester City Centre, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS is a celebration of the everyday. 

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  • Event Information
  • DIGITAL PLATFORM: Our Advent Calendar and social media platforms (@rxtheatre on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)

    DATES: Tuesday 1 December - Friday 25 December 2020

    TIME: From 10.30am every day until Friday 25 December 2020

    Open the door
  • Creative Team
  • Ashton-Under -Lyne
    PINK SKIES... VINNY’S DELIGHT by Hafsah Aneela Bashir
    Directed by John R Wilkinson
    Performed by: Ramina Radmard, Akiel Dowe, Ben Sullivan & Shobna Gulati

    Beswick
    WE WISH YOU A MANNY CHRISTMAS by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
    Directed by Jude Christian
    Performed by: Debbie Leach, Houmi Miura, Liz Aniteye & Wunmi Mosaku

    Bury
    AFTER GIGG LANE by Testament
    Directed by Chantell Walker
    Performed by: Fred Yeomans, Sophie Stone, Gloria Akpoke & Don Warrington

    Cheetham Hill
    THE WALK HOME by Sonia Jalaly
    Directed by Anna Berentzen
    Performed by: Conor Glean, Sabiha Khan, Kit Jordan & Maxine Peake

    Leigh
    RED BRICK, RENDER by Kieran Knowles
    Directed by Hannah Sands
    Performed by: Cherylee Houston, Gordon Emerson, Farai Nhakaniso & Gurjeet Singh

    Manchester City Centre
    THE CHRISTMAS STAR by Russell T Davies
    Directed by Nimmo Ismail
    Performed by: Kate O’Donnell, Nathan Lea, Annie Giles-Quinn & Benedict Wong

  • Accessible Performances
  • AUDIO-DESCRIPTION: There will be audio-described versions of each film available on our YouTube channel

    CAPTIONING: There will be captioned versions of each film available on our YouTube channel 

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