LAST DANCE To Open At King's Arms, May 2015; Dates Announced For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE
Last Dance runs from May 26th - 30th at The Kings Arms, Salford. Tickets are now on sale.
Created and directed by the award-winning team Craig Hepworth and Adele Stanhope and written by Hepworth, Last Dance takes an intimate look back to a time that wiped out a generation and caused panic and fear as AIDS ripped its way through an unsuspecting world. Last Dance tells a more intimate story choosing to focus on a group of friends and family who are directly affected by the outbreak at the very beginning. Corey Renman (Richard Allen) is in a great place, he's at the start of a career he loves, he's met a new guy and he has the perfect group of friends and family around him, but after battling illness after illness he learns the truth of what is causing his ill health, in a simple visit to the doctor's office his life is torn apart and everybody around him will feel the devastating effects.
Last Dance shines a light on the strength of the human spirit, regrets, mistakes, love and loss, the play also examines the brave decisions that we make in the worst possible situations, the controversial decisions that leave us asking the bigger questions. Intimate and full of heart, Last Dance reminds us that sometimes we need to look backwards in order to move forward.
Called one of 'Manchester's premiere fringe company's, Vertigo Theatre Productions were recently nominated for three awards at the upcoming Manchester Theatre Awards for the hit play Watching Goldfish Suffocate, they also produced the 5 star reviewed and critically acclaimed plays Porno Chic, M (award winning), OUT (award nominated), Mysterious Skin (Award Nominated), Die, Mommie, Die, Exam, Dog Sees God and many more. Now they bring to the stage the powerful new drama Last Dance set against the backdrop of the AIDS outbreak in New York in the early 80s.
With an exciting cast including Richard Allen (Porno Chic, Watching Goldfish Suffocate, Mysterious Skin), Celine Constantinides (Rage, Watching Goldfish Suffocate), Paul Worrall (Porno Chic) and Stu Reeve (Christmas Sorority Massacre, Porno Chic) joined by newcomers to Vertigo including Julie Edwards, Ryan McMyler, Benjamin Corry and Lloyd Eyre Morgan, Last Dance promises to be an emotional and powerful night of theatre.
Vertigo will also soon announce more dates for Watching Goldfish Suffocate written by David Degiorgio and Craig Hepworth and directed by Craig Hepworth. The hard hitting play based on David's own recent struggles with mental illness gained critical success during its initial run in 2014 leading to 3 nominations at the Manchester Theatre Awards including Best New Play, Best Fringe Production and Best Fringe Performance for Degiorgio.