The Maids is a play of fantasies, rituals, masks and mirrors. Well ahead of its time, The Maids explodes with modern ideas about sexual and political outcasts, the inequality of society and the idea of gender as performance.
We work with different artists and companies to showcase new and extraordinary theatrical experiences on our stage. Watch the videos in this playlist to see work by some of the companies who have, or are soon to be performing at HOME.
Terrible secrets are handed down through the generations in a bloody chain of murder and revenge. The Oresteia, the first great work of theatre written two and a half thousand years ago, is as gripping and relevant as ever. Taking the translation by one of the great poets of the twentieth century, Ted Hughes, this swift-moving, newly cut version radically condenses Aeschylus’ epic trilogy into one play. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/1QP7AGx
This Christmas, we present Inkheart, adapted from Cornelia Funke’s brilliant, worldwide best-selling fantasy adventure novel for children. Books can take us to a different world – but what happens if that world is full of dark magic and ferocious and forbidding villains, where secrets are revealed and stories come alive? Join our hero Meggie as she finds herself bang in the middle of the kind of adventure she’s only ever read about in books. Thrust into an epic battle with the baddest of bad guys, will Meggie and her team of unconventional allies be able to stay one step ahead and keep those they love safe from danger? Find out more at: http://bit.ly/1GZ4zmd
This new version of 20th century masterpiece Kasimir and Karoline is an extraordinarily savage and extraordinarily human exploration of the lives of the working-class people of Manchester at the height of the recession, adapted for us by Olivier-Award winning writer Simon Stephens. The story of Cash and Caroline, young lovers on the verge of a major breakup, The Funfair is a funny, twisting emotional rollercoaster ride through the loops, dips and highs of one night at the fairground. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/1yIH8Ib
Thursday 21 May 2015, Danny Boyle opened our doors for a long weekend jam-packed with events, art, theatre, film and music, including a theatre world premiere, exclusive film previews, funfair inspired cinematic classics, a neighbourhood street party and art exploring love, lust, teenage fandom and heartbreak. Find out more at: http://bit.ly/1DtV3j5