Six Things We’re Looking Forward to at Refract:18

Following the success of its first-ever Refract festival last summer - Waterside announces the exciting and eclectic line-up for Refract:18.

By Manchester's Finest | May 23rd '18

Promising ten jam-packed days of the very best in summer programming, Refract:18 is bursting with experiential performance, live music, comedy, theatre and family events inviting you to see things differently at Trafford’s vibrant arts venue.

MOTHER’S RUIN
Friday, July 20, 2018
@ The Chambers

Outrageous and fiercely entertaining night of cabaret mayhem. A top bill of subversive Queer artists presents everything from comedy, music, drag and poetry to the unpredictable!

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WAR WITH THE NEWTS
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Secret Location To Be Announced

Based on an original 1930s novel, set in the hull of a fishing vessel, the plot follows the unfurling of events after the discovery of an intelligent race of newts, who are shipped around the globe as cheap substitutes for human labour.

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SHOWSTOPPER! – THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL
Thursday, July 26, 2018
@ Robert Bolt Theatre

When you come and see Showstopper! The Improvised Musical you will see a bunch of improvisers who have learned how to make up a fully-realised musical on the spot based on audience suggestions.

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OVERDRAWN
Thursday, July 26, 2018
@Secret Location To Be Announced

A live, interactive art event with established artists, illustrators and designers from Manchester.

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ROB KEMP: THE ELVIS DEAD
Friday, July 27, 2018
@ The Chambers

The multi-award-winning EdFringe cult hit is back. Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in Tennessee, to witness the classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

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REFRACT:18 CLOSING PARTY
Saturday, July 28, 2018
@ Robert Bolt Theatre

Celebrate the end of Refract:18.Sit tight! Details will be revealed shortly, but all we know is that it is set to be a corker!

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