Only Speak When Spoken To

Dates and Times

Sat 24 March at 7:15pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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Part of Sprint 2018, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance. The festival runs from Mon 5 – Sat 24 March. Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £16! Simply add the tickets to your basket and we’ll do the rest.

Presented by Meraki Collective

Armed with wigs and wit, Only Speak When Spoken To is Meraki Collective’s bright and playful dance-theatre show that takes on the rules around social etiquette. It’s about the comedy in the contradictions & exposing the consequences of breaking the rules.

Step into a world where the tannoy is king, where suit jackets come to life and where the performers poke fun at what makes for polite behaviour. Through a combination of clowning, puppetry, movement and live looping, the performers explore what rules are placed on us and what happens when we deviate from the norm.

We invite our audience to laugh with us and at us, as we play with the rules that govern polite behaviour.

Previous audience quotes

“Fascinating, funny and visually strong piece of physical theatre”-@QuietManDave

“They have funny bones, those Meraki Collective Ladies” – @Benpower

“Great chemistry, super fun, would love to see more”- Shoots Audience Member

“Witty & wacky, I didn’t want it to end!”- Shoots Audience Member

About the company

Meraki Collective are a Manchester-based dance-theatre company who, alongside performative works, host live events and workshops for artists and art-lovers to meet and work. In 2017, they were awarded a residency at HOME for their work Only Speak When Spoken To. | @MerakiCoPT | #OSWST 

Image credit (c) Ingrid Turner Photography

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