Come Closer

Stories, secrets, confidences and confessions in 14 monologues

  • 24 April 2015 - 26 April 2015
  • The Theatre - The Great Hall

What would you sacrifice to be true to yourself?

Stories, secrets, confidences and confessions in 14 monologues from some of the North's most exciting playwrights.

From intimate confessions to foot-stomping polemics – discover characters around The Great Hall, waiting for an audience.

Find them, take a seat, and listen.  Download our Performance Map & Schedule here.

The Writers
Supported by the Royal Exchange and Bruntwood Hub, over the last six months a group of playwrights and theatre makers from across the North West have been working with a range of practitioners to provoke, challenge and support the ambitions of their work, and to interrogate what Theatre means today. These are their stories...

Friday 24 April: 6.00pm - 7.00pm in the Great Hall

A LETTER TO YOU by Zodwa Nyoni

Performed by Ibinabo Jack

Directed by Matthew Xia

A TRANSITORY TALE by Howard Carr

Performed by Isabel Ford

Directed by Megan Marie Griffith

CARDS ON THE TABLE by Chris Bush

Performed by Mina Anwar

Directed by Alex Summers

EILEEN by Kellie Smith

Performed by Grace Cassidy

Directed by Megan Marie Griffith

I BELONG TO THE STARS by Joshua Val Martin

Performed by David Judge

Directed by Matthew Xia

REFLECTION/REFLECTING by Alan Cliff

Performed by Kevin Harvey

Directed by Stephanie Bain

SCREAMING HEART by Joe Ward-Munrow

Performed by Olivia Sweeney

Directed by Joe Mellor


Saturday 25 April: 6.00pm - 7.00pm in the Great Hall

CURLY WURLY by Ella Carmen Greenhill

Performed by Kate Coogan

Directed by Piers Black-Hawkins

DISTRACTION by Terry Corbett

Performed by Michael Peavoy

Directed by Joe Mellor

I WOULDN'T KILL HITLER by Dominic Grace

Performed by Murray Taylor

Directed by Piers Black-Hawkins

THE DEEPEST COLOUR RED by Louise Wallwein

Performed by Danielle Henry

Directed by Matthew Xia

THE UNIVERSE WAS CONSPIRING AGAINST ME FOR SEVEN YEARS by Chanje Kunda

Performed by Rachel Austin

Directed by Alex Summers

TO BARB by Nikky Norton

Performed by Reuben Johnson

Directed by Alex Summers

TRIPLE THE PRICE OF A FRUIT CAKE by Kim Wiltshire

Performed by Sara Sadeghi

Directed by Stephanie Bain

On Sunday 26 April all monologues will be performed in the Theatre from 12noon - 4.00pm

12 noon – A LETTER TO YOU
12:15pm – DISTRACTION
12:30pm – CURLY WURLY
12:45pm – REFLECTION/REFLECTING
1:00pm – CARDS ON THE TABLE
1:30pm – SCREAMING HEART
1:45pm – I WOULDN’T KILL HITLER
2:00pm – THE UNIVERSE WAS CONSPIRING AGAINST ME FOR SEVEN YEARS
2:15pm – TRIPLE THE PRICE OF FRUIT CAKE
2:30pm – THE DEEPEST COLOUR RED
3:00pm – EILEEN
3:15pm – I BELONG TO THE STARS
3:30pm – A TRANSITORY TALE
3:45pm – TO BARB



These free performances will take place around the Great Hall. Please collect information from the Box Office when you arrive or download here.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: Various spaces around the Great Hall

    PERFORMANCE DATES: 24 April - 26 April

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
    Friday 24 April, 6pm - 7 monologues will be performed 
    Saturday 25 April, 6pm - 7 monologues will be performed
    Sunday 26 April, 12noon - all 14 monologues will be performed

    TICKET PRICES: Free and no booking needed.

    Download our Performance Map & Schedule here.

  • Creative Team
  • Friday 24 April: 6.00pm - 7.00pm in the Great Hall

    A LETTER TO YOU by Zodwa Nyoni

    Performed by Ibinabo Jack

    Directed by Matthew Xia

    A TRANSITORY TALE by Howard Carr

    Performed by Isabel Ford

    Directed by Megan Marie Griffith

    CARDS ON THE TABLE by Chris Bush

    Performed by Mina Anwar

    Directed by Alex Summers

    EILEEN by Kellie Smith

    Performed by Grace Cassidy

    Directed by Megan Marie Griffith

    I BELONG TO THE STARS by Joshua Val Martin

    Performed by David Judge

    Directed by Matthew Xia

    REFLECTION/REFLECTING by Alan Cliff

    Performed by Kevin Harvey

    Directed by Stephanie Bain

    SCREAMING HEART by Joe Ward-Munrow

    Performed by Olivia Sweeney

    Directed by Joe Mellor


    Saturday 25 April: 6.00pm - 7.00pm in the Great Hall

    CURLY WURLY by Ella Carmen Greenhill

    Performed by Kate Coogan

    Directed by Piers Black-Hawkins

    DISTRACTION by Terry Corbett

    Performed by Michael Peavoy

    Directed by Joe Mellor

    I WOULDN'T KILL HITLER by Dominic Grace

    Performed by Murray Taylor

    Directed by Piers Black-Hawkins

    THE DEEPEST COLOUR RED by Louise Wallwein

    Performed by Danielle Henry

    Directed by Matthew Xia

    THE UNIVERSE WAS CONSPIRING AGAINST ME FOR SEVEN YEARS by Chanje Kunda

    Performed by Rachel Austin

    Directed by Alex Summers

    TO BARB by Nikky Norton

    Performed by Reuben Johnson

    Directed by Alex Summers

    TRIPLE THE PRICE OF A FRUIT CAKE by Kim Wiltshire

    Performed by Sara Sadeghi

    Directed by Stephanie Bain

    On Sunday 26 April all monologues will be performed in the Theatre from 12noon - 4.00pm

    12 noon – A LETTER TO YOU
    12:15pm – DISTRACTION 
    12:30pm – CURLY WURLY
    12:45pm – REFLECTION/REFLECTING
    1:00pm – CARDS ON THE TABLE
    1:30pm – SCREAMING HEART
    1:45pm – I WOULDN’T KILL HITLER
    2:00pm – THE UNIVERSE WAS CONSPIRING AGAINST ME FOR SEVEN YEARS 
    2:15pm – TRIPLE THE PRICE OF FRUIT CAKE
    2:30pm – THE DEEPEST COLOUR RED
    3:00pm – EILEEN
    3:15pm – I BELONG TO THE STARS
    3:30pm – A TRANSITORY TALE
    3:45pm – TO BARB

     

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