Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ lead HOME Manchester’s 2019 theatre season

HOME’s new season features over twenty exciting and unique shows.

There’s something for everyone as a plethora of diverse and exciting shows, spanning from Shakespeare to boxing dramas, have been announced as part of HOME Manchester’s new theatre season.

The season of productions is spearheaded by a return to the city from Peaches Christ, alongside RuPaul’s Drag Race’s very own Jinkx Monsoon and BenDeLaCreme, in a new and fun take on ‘Death Becomes Her’. The satirical ‘Drag Becomes Her’ will take a drag twist on the classic Meryl Streep-starring flick between 8-11 May.

Fans of Jinkx will be able to see the drag star in two productions at HOME as ‘Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped’ will return following a sell-out run last year. Taking to the stage at the end of March, the show is described as being “therapy you can dance to” and will feature the latest musical efforts from the pair.

Outside of drag-based performances, ‘Scottee: Fat Blokes’ is a show celebrating flab, double chins, and the men they are attached to. The show will take centre stage at HOME on 19-23 March.

Scottee will also appear in ‘Class’ from 23-29 October, a show described as being for “the middle class of England” and about what it is to be embarrassed of who you are and where you come from.

Fans of confessional comedy and DIY performance art will be keen to see Jessie Cave’s ‘Sunrise’, showing 14-16 March. The show sees Jessie try to sort her life out after a complex break up and is sure to relate to a lot of us.

Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME said: “HOME exists to produce and develop new art and new artists, responding to our place in the city and the world. By collaborating with a generation of artists and theatre-makers to create a fresh canon of work, we want to reach new audiences, help develop new cross-art form practice and tell new stories.”

Other highlights include the return of Tom Mothersdale as Shakespeare’s iconic villain ‘Richard III’ in a revelatory new production directed by John Haidar from 30 April-4 May. Also, from 8-10 May, Bertrand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas’ ‘One’ is described as “the polarization of political debate and the rise of populism across nations.”

Meanwhile, ‘Kourtney Kardashian’ is a high art performance about celebrity (7-9 March). Featuring an orchestra of laptops and ZERO actual Kardashian’s, the production plays with the rules and conventions of classical opera.

Nassim Soleimanpour’s latest theatrical experiment ‘Nassim’ (18-20 June) showcases how language can both divide and unite us and will feature a different performer each night.

‘One Night in Miami’ (2-5 July) is a blend of music and drama centred around a story of heavyweight boxers. Focused on prejudice and brotherhood, the play asks where we stand when hard choices need to be made.

The full line-up for HOME’s Feb – Oct 2019 theatre season can be seen here.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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