Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fringe Benefits ; New Season at Home Promises Ten of the Best Shows from Edinburgh in a Two-Week Theatre Festival

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fringe Benefits ; New Season at Home Promises Ten of the Best Shows from Edinburgh in a Two-Week Theatre Festival

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HOME is bringing a slice of the legendary Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Manchester this autumn. Tickets for the ORBIT festival, which features 10 of the most genre breaking and critically acclaimed productions from the Fringe, go on sale today (Friday).

For more than two weeks, the event will occupy HOME's flexible Theatre 2 space, and showcase the best ofs and fan favourites from 2015 as well as fresh work from this August's event.

Some will show as double bills with tickets priced at Pounds 20 (Pounds 18 concessions).

A season pass to see nine shows is Pounds 72 (Pounds 8 per show, excludes Molly's Marvellous Moustache and Pajama Men), and a limited number of student and concessionary tickets are also available at Pounds 5. Here's a round up of the shows coming our way.

Women's Hour Part comedy, part theatre, part cabaret, part performance art - and about what happens when women are given just one hour a day to think about what it is to be a woman. Describes itself as "Feminist theatre for all genders" and hailed as one of the five best plays at 2015's Fringe.- When: Sep 29-Oct 1 The Privileged Encounter the Arctic's whitest apex predator, the polar bear, but with black skin. This participatory event - devised and performed by Jamal Harwood - uses the excitement of a polar bear encounter to explore race, identity and the community. Both performances are followed by an optional talkback session for participants to engage with after the event. Please note this production contains nudity and is suitable for ages 16 and over.- When: Sep 30-Oct 1 O No!

A psychedelic ride, and a wonky homage to the woman damned for destroying The Beatles. It borrows Yoko Ono's art instructions to ask whether falling in love is always catastrophic. ? When: October 3-5 Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime, but what if there were a limit? Bernadette and Oliver imagine a world where we're forced to say less; examining how we express ourselves, personally and politically, through the lens of one couple's relationship. …

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