Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm
Main House Takeover: Tinned Up
53Two and Manchester Actors' Platform partner up with the Coliseum to tell the story of Tinned Up, a play about being forced to move, leave memories and friends, to make way for developers.
Tinned Up is inspired by Salford streets affected by demolitions, where people were forced to leave their homes to make way for regeneration.
In it we meet Shirley Parkin, who has lived at number ten Brook Street, Langworthy, all her life and is adamant that she isn’t going anywhere. A spirited spinster, she has defied the council for years, refusing to move out of her modest two-up-two-down terrace. Beryl, a foul-mouthed friend, Joy, an unhappy single mother and Daz, a thirty-year-old stoner, campaign alongside her to keep their local park from the cold grasp of profit-hungry developers.
From Chris Hoyle, writer of critically acclaimed The Newspaper Boy, this beautiful piece set in the North West of England follows Shirley in her fight to stay living at her house; a building much more than bricks and mortar, a building that is her home.
"One of those plays that makes you proud to live in Manchester"
I Love Manchester on Chris Hoyle’s The Newspaper Boy
Under 26s £7
Please note the performances on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September are BSL Interpreted
Directed by Simon Naylor
Written by Chris Hoyle