Embrace the cult of Grace Jones with part-rave part-theatre show Nightclubbing at Trinity

Trinity launch their autumn IGNiTE series with four provocative shows

Trinity launch autumn IGNiTE series

Trinity’s in-house residency, workshop and live performance programme IGNiTE kick off their autumn season this Friday. Four powerful shows explore some of today’s most urgent societal issues across politics, race, gender, sexuality and disability.

From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people of colour, the IGNiTE series asks: how far have we really come?

From living with disability on the breadline, to a part-rave part-theatre part-Grace Jones biopic that imagines a different future for people of colour, the IGNiTE series asks: how far have we really come?

‘We’re particularly excited to be presenting Nightclubbing  on 2 November – a hard hitting show bringing women, LGBTQIA+ and people of colour to the front using the timeless music of Grace Jones as a backdrop,’ says IGNiTE programme manager Rhiannon Jones. ‘This show pulls together our different passions of presenting topical, excellent theatre alongside supporting a vibrant inner city nightlife, as we present a post-show club night to follow the main performance.’

19 October – This Is Not A Safe Space

IGNiTE launches with award-winning comedian and writer Jackie Hagan’s This Is Not A Safe Space. With benefit cuts hitting disabled people the hardest, Jackie Hagan presents an honest, rounded view of people living on the fringes of society. Conducting 43 interviews with real, skint and disabled people she’s got to know in and around Manchester, she asks us to sit up and listen using real voices, audience interaction, puppetry, comedy, poetry and a massive game of metaphorical Kerplunk.

19 October – This Is Not A Safe Space, Trinity
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20 October – Forecast

A dystopian (not too distant) future faces the harsh reality and commodification of immigrant workers. Inspired by George Saunder’s short story The Semplica Girl Diaries, Forecast sees four women from different corners of the globe fleeing war, poverty and environmental destruction in search of a better life find employment as the human version of Amazon’s Alexa – human garden ornaments, the latest consumer craze.

Expect stories, songs, shadows and women hanging by a thread. Sit tight after the show for a post-show talk.

20 October – Forecast, Trinity
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2 November – Nightclubbing

Sparked by an incident in 2015 where three black women were turned away from a club because of the colour of their skin, award-winning artist Rachael Young’s Nightclubbing assesses current progress and imagines a better future for people of colour through black, feminist and queer icon Grace Jones. Featuring live music throughout from Grace Jones’ groundbreaking album of the same name, Rachael Young will be joined on stage by LGBTQ musicians and DJs throughout her performance.

Naturally, the show will be followed by a late night club night at Trinity Centre (under 18s accompanied by an adult).

2 November – Nightclubbing, Trinity
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24 November – For Only An Hour

A queer manifesto told through dance, song, spoken word and performance art, SARDOVILLE’s  one-man show For Only An Hour explores the world of queer culture, art, glittering garments and life changing surgery, with a post show talk to follow.

24 November – For Only An Hour, Trinity
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