About the Productions

Heaton Hall, Manchester

Whispers of Heaton

Whispers of Heaton

Ghost Story of Heaton

Fri 11 - Sun 13 November 2016

 

3pm & 7pm daily

(plus 11.05am on 11th)

Sat 29 - Mon 31 October 2016

 

5.15pm, 6.30pm & 8pm

“All involved should be applauded.

Whispers is something to shout about.”

Manchester Theatre Awards 2016  


Following the sold-out success of this beautiful piece in May, Whispers returns by special request. For three days only at this time of Remembrance, the great rooms of Heaton Hall will once again echo with the voices of the past revealing a myriad of timeless stories. Two short plays tell tales of uncompromising love and courage, laughter and humanity at a time when the First World War and the Somme changed lives forever. 

“Stepping inside feels like we’re being given a glimpse 
of a secret world” Manchester Theatre Awards

The Fight by Cathy Crabb and Lindsay Williams and The Unknown Bugler by Peter Kerry are strikingly woven together in contemporary music by Ailis Ni Riain and the dance Spilled Ink by Tangled Dance Company.  Audiences move from room to room under the watchful embrace of the magnificent hall and hear how The Manchester Pals Regiment’s, Enrico Caruso, the women’s peace movement, Ralph Vaughan Williams and an unknown bugler connected at Heaton Park.

 


“It all adds to a powerful message on the consequences of war.” Quietmandave 

 


“Exquisitely produced; fascinating intimate detail 
and a vast canvas of ideas…don’t miss it”.
 
**** The Telegraph, Heroes 2014

Few can forget Feelgood’s gothic horror masterpiece Dracula – The Blood Count and now they are back to unearth a tale to scare even the bravest of hearts!

"Clegg's production excels in long shot - it's pretty good in close-up as well."  **** The Guardian, Dracula

 

At Halloween this year, only the boldest are invited to discover the ghosts of Heaton by walking through the empty rooms and locked cellars of this magnificent estate dating back to the 14th century.  Mesmerised by the hypnotic power of silence and darkness every footstep you take will lead you deeper into an adventure that transcends time and terror as we uncover the Egerton family legend of Lady Alice, reputed to haunt the hall… 


Do you dare join us to go below stairs into the derelict west wing where the public have not ventured for decades?

Feelgood Theatre – A New Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Feelgood are now the official Theatre Partner for Heaton Park and Hall with Manchester City Council, cementing a relationship that began in 1998 with 15 years of outstanding work at Heaton.  This is our first autumn season, to be followed by the Feelgood Festival in summer 2017 and plans for an exciting three years of drama, music and dance - creating a park of cultural dreams.

Celebrating 22 years of award-winning local theatre exported many times to the West
End and internationally Feelgood inspires adults and children alike with the sheer joy and surprise of live drama.  


Leaders in site-specific and outdoor theatre Feelgood presented to HRH the Queen at The Lowry, performed ground breaking theatre work in the House of Lords and are now set for a new era of innovative world class work.

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