"Fun, eccentric and thought-provoking"- A One Man Dance, Multimedia & Spoken Word examination of our favourite Phrases

Salford Arts Theatre will host a thought-provoking performance by Lewys Holt as part of this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe.

By Emma Davidson | June 23rd '22

Dance artist Lewys Holt is bringing his hit show, Phrases to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival on Thursday 28th July at Salford Arts Theatre, a one-man dance, multimedia and spoken word performance exploring the anxiety and confusion in language and miscommunication. 

Phrases can be complicated, nonsensical and misleading and yet, somehow, we all know what they mean. Or do we? Phrases hilariously examines what would happen if we took common phrases literally, mixing contemporary dance with comedy to look at the circles and binds we create for ourselves through words.

Holt said: ‘It feels really exciting to be bringing this show back now (almost) post-Covid. I think it speaks to the webs that we can all get stuck in, in our heads when we’re deprived of connection with others.

“There’s a lot that’s tragic about that but there’s also a lot that’s funny about it as well. This show has always been about forming solidarity with lonely and/or anxious people and I hope that the people who might need some of that get to see it.”

For fans of alternative comedians like Stewart Lee, Tim Key and Jordan Brookes and contemporary dance and theatre such as Lost Dog and Forced Entertainment, Holt’s visceral show is an interdisciplinary delight that will bring dance and comedy lovers together. 

Tickets for Holt’s performance are priced at £10 and you can grab them now via the link below. 

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Phrases

Date: Thursday 28th July
Time: 7pm
Venue: Salford Arts Centre
Cost: £10

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