Win a pair of tickets to Switch MCR present 8055 & The House (plus a bottle of fizz and some chocolates). 

53two’s resident young creatives launch their debut production under the arches, combining brand new writing, innovative thinking & accessible theatre. 

Switch is a new theatre collective comprised of young creatives living and working in Manchester and are proud to be the resident company of emerging artists at 53two (Small Theatre of the Year at the Northern Soul Awards 2018). 8055 and The House mark the first shows the team have created as a full company.  Their primary aim is to provide young artists with a platform to showcase their talents, working together to create exciting theatre in one of the world’s most exciting cities. Both upcoming plays are written by company members and include young directors, composers and designers. 


Written by Oceana Cage, directed by Christopher Brown.

8055 is an exploration of the self within bureaucracy. It tests out ideas about authority and incompetence. 55, 58, and 80 are all uselessly existing in a corporate space and 08 unwittingly enters their world. Using absurdist narrative, clowning and an array of objects the script develops a story line which is as funny as it is uncanny. Or put simply, it’s a play where a woman applies for a job.

The House

SwitchWritten by James Butterfield, directed by Annie Rogers.

“… I think now I’m more afraid of doing the same thing over and over again until the end of time.” You’re invincible in your twenties. Full of life. Full of vigour. You never wanted to grow up. So why did you? The House explores people forgoing the idea of getting old. Meet the people who said “fuck responsibility”.

The competition 

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets plus a bottle of fizz and some chocolates, all you have to do is sign up to the Northern Soul newsletter (details of how to do this are on the right-hand side of the page) and send an email to with the title ‘Switch’. 

Closing date: February 5, 2019

Winners will be picked at random and notified by: February 5, 2019

Switch MCRSwitch MCR present 8055 & The House is on at Manchester’s 53two from February 5 – 8, 2019. For more information, click here
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