From 5th – 23rd Febraury, the King’s Arms Theatre, Bloom Street, Salford, is hosting the Mashed Up North festival, which is the first of it’s kind under the artistic oversight of James Baker. It will for the first time the venue makes use of the newly refurbished main theatre space and the new intimate 25seat Studio 1 space.
Mashed Up North is an experimental new season giving ambitious directors the chance to get their teeth into classic works and mould them into fresh and original shapes.
Shows in this inaugural season include:
• Noel Coward’s Design for Living (5th – 8th Feb) Shifting the work to a brand new viewpoint where it inherits completely inverted versions of many of its original themes. Directed by John Mulleady.
• Bill Naughton’s Spring and Port Wine (12th – 15th Feb) is relocated to a part of the world where the weight of its politics and morals alters almost beyond recognition. Directed by Paul Blinkhorn.
• Rose Biggin’s Victor Frankenstein (19th – 22nd Feb) See’s a fresh adaptation of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein by injecting a truly shocking twist. Directed by Amy Liptrott.
For tickets to any of the shows at the festival, call the box office via Ticketweb on 0844 4771 000 or visit the Kings Arms website.