A Royal Exchange Theatre production
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 Instagram) and open a new door where you’ll find stories told by Hollywood actors and community ambassadors.
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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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DATES: Tuesday 1 December - Friday 25 December 2020
TIME: From 10.30am every day until Friday 25 December 2020
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PINK SKIES... VINNY’S DELIGHT by Hafsah Aneela Bashir
Directed by John R Wilkinson
Performed by: Ramina Radmard, Akiel Dowe, Ben Sullivan & Shobna Gulati
WE WISH YOU A MANNY CHRISTMAS by Nana-Kofi Kufuor
Directed by Jude Christian
Performed by: Debbie Leach, Houmi Miura, Liz Aniteye & Wunmi Mosaku
AFTER GIGG LANE by Testament
Directed by Chantell Walker
Performed by: Fred Yeomans, Sophie Stone, Gloria Akpoke & Don Warrington
THE WALK HOME by Sonia Jalaly
Directed by Anna Berentzen
Performed by: Conor Glean, Sabiha Khan, Kit Jordan & Maxine Peake
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
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