A Play About Joy Division and Manchester, Special 'Unknown Pleasures 40th Anniversary Cut'
This unique production places the band within the context of Manchester's history as a city with a vibrant reputation, setting the scene for a completely new and fascinating look at the Joy Division story.
"I was crying. It was very emotional at the end. It captured everything perfectly." -Rowetta, Happy Mondays
'Mr Manchester' Tony Wilson guides the audience through the heart and soul of both the band and the city, introducing an array of historical figures, including Roman General Julius Agricola, Dr John Dee, Frederich Engels, Pete Shelley, and Buzzcocks!
The result is a spellbinding journey of love, passion, progress, grief, and of course music, drawing inspiration from the enigmatic lyrics of Ian Curtis, with a soundtrack featuring live performances of his most beloved tracks.
A smash hit when it debuted at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2013, New Dawn Fades has toured regularly across the country, playing to capacity audiences and standing ovations. Written by Brian Gorman, the play now has a graphic novel adaptation, which was published last November by Invisible Six Books, and contains a unique selection of photographs from the stage production, by Shay Rowan. A revamped, 2019 version of the book, a perfect companion piece to the stage show, will be available at all performances.
Now, due to popular demand, the show is back at Manchester's Dancehouse Theatre this September 2019.
Written, and executive produced by Brian Gorman, creator of Everyman: The Story Of Patrick McGoohan – The Prisoner, co-writer of the 2013 stage version of Blade Runner, and currently performing in his new show 'One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes', for which he won the 2018 Salford Star Award for 'Best Performer'.
Directed by Sean Mason & Giles Bastow. Produced by Giles Bastow of All Roads Meet.
VenueThe Dancehouse Theatre
Address10 Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester,
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