The Welcoming Party
- About the show
- Creative team
Produced by Theatre-Rites
This inspiring immersive show was created by Theatre-Rites, one of Europe’s most imaginative theatre companies.
The Welcoming Party took us on a thrilling journey through a historic hidden warehouse at the Museum of Science & Industry, walking alongside people who had travelled here from towns and cities far beyond Manchester, all looking for a place where they could feel safe and sound. We hoped we helped them find what they were looking for.
A beautiful blend of puppetry, performance, dance and live music for both children and family audiences, The Welcoming Party made us think about what it means to feel different – and why we should all be proud of who we are.
Co-commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Theatre-Rites, Z-Arts and the Ruhrtriennale Festival.
Sun 16 September, 2018
Directed by Sue Buckmaster
Designer – Simon Daw
Choreography – Jamaal Burkmar
Composer – Frank Moon
Lighting Designer – Mark Doubleday