Monday, 30 November 2009

Greater Manchester serves-up Festive Season of Demons of Anarchy to go with the Angels of Anarchy

While the Manchester Art Gallery has an exhibition on 'The Angels of Anarchy' representing the female artists that contributed to the Surrealist movement; down at the Bury Met Theatre, this Wednesday night, at 7.30 pm, the notorious band Chumbawamba is teaming up with the radical theatre group - Red Ladder - to put on the 'Adult Panto': RIOT, REBELLION AND BLOODY INSURRECTION (see promo video at the bottom on this post).

The anarchist credentials of Chumbawamba are solid and the anarchist lead writer on Northern Voices says they performed a benefit for him when he was editor of 'Libertarian Education'. They did much more than that: at the Brit Awards they famously threw water over the then Deputy Prime Minister, John Prescott, and his wife. The Manchester Evening News journalist, Kevin Bouke, claims that 'in that late Nineties ... the band turned down a reported $1.5million from Nike to use the song Tubthumping in a World Cup advertisement.'

The great thing about this performance is that it features a series of mostly one night stands at various venues only in the North of England (apart from one date in Somerset):

Wednesday 2nd December, 7.30 pm, - Bury Met, in Bury
Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th December, 7.30 pm, - The Viaduct, Halifax.
Saturday 5th December, 7.30 pm - Bradford Playhouse.
Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th December - Holmfirth Picturedrome.
Wednesday 9th December, 8.00 pm - Barnsley Civic.
Thursday 10th December, 7.30 pm - Oldham Coliseum.
Friday 11th December, 7.30 pm -  Sheffield Greentop Circus.
Saturday 12th December, 8.00 pm - Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth.
Monday 14th December - Irish Centre, Leeds.
Tuesday 15th December - Balne Lane Working Men's Club, Wakefield (phone 01924 212335 for tickets).
Wednesday 16th December, 7.30 pm - Art Centre, Washington
Thursday 17th December, 7.30 pm - The Mart, Skipton
Friday 18th December, 7.30 pm - Queen's Hall, Hexham
Friday 4th January, 7.30 pm - The Octagon, Hull
Saturday 5th January, 8 pm - Pacific Road Arts Centre, Wirral
Monday 7th January - Bridgwater Arts Centre
Tuesday 8th January - Civic Theatre, Oswaldtwistle
Wednesday 9th January, 8 pm - The Sage, Gateshead

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