WORLD PREMIERE. A Royal Exchange Theatre and Chris Goode & Company co-production
Faith in the establishment collapsing everywhere. The far right on the march. Culture wars and random violence – all decked out in red, white and blue. But a spirit of anarchy hangs in the air, the desire to burn it all down and start over…
Derek Jarman’s iconic film captured punk at its giddy height: a riot of music, DIY fashion, and every kind of sex – with a little pyromania thrown in. Now, forty years on, this new stage adaptation of JUBILEE remixes it for the social and political turmoil of 2017. Centred around a marauding girl gang on a killing spree and a time-travelling Queen Elizabeth I, it’s a story of what happens when creativity and nihilism collide.
Featuring a soundtrack to die (horribly) for, and with a cast led by one of the film’s original cast members, legendary punk warrior Toyah Willcox, JUBILEE is a free-spirited, gloriously rude, take-no-prisoners blast of a show, for young punks, old punks, and anyone who’s ever wanted to set the world on fire.
Recommended Age guidance 16+
Features nudity, strong language and sexually explicit content
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 2 November - Saturday 18 November 2017
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £17.00
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SEASON TICKETS: Part of the Season Ticket Package
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AGE GUIDANCE: Recommended Age Guidance 16+. Contains nudity and strong language
DIRECTOR Chris Goode
DESIGNER Chloe Lamford
LIGHTING DESIGNER Lee Curran
SOUND & MUSIC Timothy X Atack
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Sasha Milavic Davies
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Atri Banerjee
Join the cast of JUBILEE in a Q&A
Friday 17 November, 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
Tickets £5 - for members only
After Tuesday 14 November Evening Performance
No need to book tickets for discussion
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Saturday 18 November, 12.30pm in The Studio.
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Discuss, debate and dissect productions with fellow audience members in this friendly and informal club
Tuesday 14 November, (post-show, approx 9.30pm)
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"NOT AN EXERCISE IN NOSTALGIA..."
For this special Audience Exchange conversation, held immediately after the matinee of JUBILEE, and supported by the ESRC Festival of Social Science, we will be joined by Dr Kingsley Purdam from the University of Manchester.
Saturday 11 November, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Tickets FREE but ticketed
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AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Friday 17 November, 7.30pm
BSL PERFORMANCE: Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 18 November, 2.30pm
The caption screens for this performance will be in a specific area please call the Box Office (0161 933 9833) for further info
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 15 November, 5pm
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