THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Preview Show  – To book https://bit.ly/2M1XZEa
Mon 12 August, 7.30pm
First published in 1892, The Yellow Wallpaper is a seminal work of feminist literature which explores domestic issues, such as the misdiagnosis of ‘female hysteria’ and the wider social and psychological implications of this.
This adaptation sets the story in the 1950s; a rapidly changing social climate paralleling the rise of Second Wave Feminism. Stifled by domestic life, our protagonist is prescribed a rest cure by her physician husband to take place in the attic room of an isolated house, with the room’s strange wallpaper soon becoming her sole source of mental stimulation.

This visually enthralling performance draws on ancient dramatic technique, featuring a Greek chorus of women creeping beneath the wallpaper’s surface.

This is a preview of the show which we will be taken to Edinburgh festival fringe from 20th-23rd August, 10:20am, theSpace Triplex, Edinburgh.

Venue Hire

 

Would you like to hire a unique space in the heart of Media City?

 
What can we accommodate?

Our unique and custom-built theatre spaced, housed in an old industrial unit, can stage a wide range of performances including dramas, musicals, plays, graduate shows, showcases, one woman /man shows, comedy gigs, awards ceremony’s, casting suite, birthday parties, company away-days, training sessions, rehearsals…and more!

 

Our clients

Recently we welcomed ‘Into The Woods’ by Manchester University, a sold out comedy night and two fringe shows (one of which debuted in New York), Jim Cartwright’s Studio actors, Liverpool Theatre School Showcase, The Arden, Kenan Ali’s Stage Combat and throughout July 2018 we’ve hosted performances as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival.

 

Specification
  • 1 Spacious theatre – 15 meters wide – 7 metres deep
  • Seating for 140 people
  • Bar areas
  • 1 x Rehearsal Room/Dressing Room
  • Toilets/kitchen area
  • Yoga/Dance Studio

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Where are we?

Our venue is only a short 8 minutes walk to the main Media City piazza, where you will find the Northern HQ’s of ITV, BBC, plus Salford University, and big selection of great bars and restaurants.

 
Contact Us

Are you interested in having your event at ‘The Empty Space’ Media City? Then please email us info@footlightstheatre.co.uk – or use the form on the right, with a brief paragraph about what you aim to achieve, number of patrons/ audience and the content of your event. We’ll then get back to you with a quote.

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