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Manchester's Contact announces autumn season

The season features shows by Forced Entertainment and Common Wealth

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Forced Entertainment's The Notebook
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Contact in Manchester has announced its autumn season which will run from September to December 2015.

The programme sees collaborations with regional and national partners including The Lowry, Whitworth Art Gallery, SICK Festival, Word of Warning, Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Pride/Superbia and Southbank Centre.

The season will see Hetain Patel's solo performance Hetain Patel: American Boy begin on 1 October. It's followed, from 7 to 10 October, by Contact Young Company's Under the Covers, followed by Forced Entertainment's The Notebook (20 to 22 October) and The Possible Impossible House (31 October).

November includes Ockham's Razor's Tipping Point (11 to 13 November), Vesper Time by Stacy Makishi (17 to 18 November), Olivier Award-winner Ursula Martinez's new show Free Admission (21 November) and This Last Tempest (26 to 27 November).

Rounding off the season in December are shows including Mother's Ruin's Christmas Cracker cabaret and, from 16 to 19 December, How To be Better by Common Wealth (No Guts, No Heart, No Glory).

Artistic director and chief executive Matt Fenton said: "Contact's autumn season represents one of the most diverse and provocative performance programmes anywhere in the country. What makes it really distinctive is that local young people aged 13-30 play a central role in deciding what's shown on stage, resulting in an exciting and varied autumn programme for all ages."

Tickets for the autumn season are on sale now.