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Library Re:Plays the best at Contact, 17 Jan

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The Library Theatre Company and Contact have formed a new collaboration to present Manchester’s fourth re:play Festival - the event which brings together the most exciting new theatre from the last 12 months on Manchester’s fringe.

Twenty-four performances will take place across two weeks, Monday 17 - Saturday 29 January 2011 at Contact, featuring new and inspiring theatre from non-traditional venues (Studio Salford, Joshua Brooks, Taurus, and the 24:7 Theatre Festival), giving audiences a chance to catch up on, or re-visit, some of the outstanding work produced over the last year.

The festival also includes the re:play debate, which this year will see Contact’s Artistic Director Baba Israel chair a debate, sure to be a keenly argued discussion, entitled ‘Who Does Theatre Belong To?’, while First Stage is a Festival strand which offers writers, devisers and performers the chance to test ideas under development in front of a public audience.

And new for 2011, Pitch Party will offer young artists the chance to pitch an idea for a new work to The Library Theatre Company and Contact. One pitch will be chosen that night for supported development over the next year.

“We’re delighted to be working with Contact for the fourth re:play Festival,” says Library Theatre Company Artistic Director, Chris Honer.

Re: Play runs at the Contact Theatre from 17 - 29 January, 2011.

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