Works Ahead

Our annual sampler evening of new performance returns to Contact with a trio of new works-in-development from artists Christian Asare, Jade Williams, Kellie Colbert — searching for identity on the tightrope of our histories, amidst the isolation of our immediate pasts and within the armour of our presents.

Christian Asare · Dual

Embrace the divine madness of creativity — it takes courage to live with anxiety and vulnerability, but it’s what sets creative souls apart.

Jade Williams · In Search of Pablo

“Brilliant, Black, and Manc” — born in 1810, Pablo Fanque was the first Black circus owner in Britain. Come & delight in tales of Pablo’s Fantastic Fair as I channel his story to explore my own journey to being brilliant, Black & Manc.

Kellie Colbert · Dedicated To The One I Love

And tell all the stars above. This is dedicated to the one I love.
(Love can never be exactly like we want it to be.)



120 mins


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19 May 7.30pm



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