29 June – 16 July 2017

Party Skills for the End of the World

Centenary Building, Salford

Tue 27 June – Sun 16 July

Created by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari
with Abigail Conway

World premiere

This is a party with a difference.

As turmoil and uncertainty sweep the world, you’ll learn the essential skills you’ll need to survive and savour life when everything you’ve taken for granted has gone – from starting a fire and making balloon animals to mixing the perfect Martini and skinning a rabbit. With the collapse of civilisation close at hand, it’s time to look at all the good things in life and the fear that stops us enjoying them. This wild, immersive show will teach you how to get by when the end finally comes and it’s time to celebrate everything that’s made life worth living…

Created by Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari of the acclaimed Shunt Collective, Party Skills for the End of the World is the perfect tonic for the modern age.


Talk: Brave and Bold

Liz O’Neill (Z-arts), Sue Buckmaster (The Welcoming Party), Jane Davidson MBE (Scottish Opera, co-producers of BambinO) and Nigel Barrett & Louise Mari (creators of Party Skills for the End of the World) will all be offering insights into how they create original new work for children, young people and family audiences.

Pavilion Theatre, Fri 7 July, 1pm 


Lizzie Clachan
Design Consultant
Abigail Conway, Bethany Wells
Marty Langthorne
Lighting Design
Ben & Max Ringham
Composition & Sound
Clara Darcy
David Castan de Amo
Guy Hargreaves
Alyssia Jarvis
Adonis Jenieco
Alexander Lee
Mark Thomas
Cynthia Emeagi
Graham Sowerby
David Morgan

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Shoreditch Town Hall.