Saturday 21 July, 9pm-10pm
It’s 1989. Manchester. A frenzy of drugs, beats and bucket hats. Illegal raves. Acid parties. Just jumping up and down in a field and throwing two fingers to Thatcher...Remember it?
Because we don’t. We weren’t even born. But Ian was. And Ian does remember. We’ve got f*ck all now (Ian tells us). So, we’re going back to 1989. We’re gonna neck a brown biscuit. We’re gonna get off our peanuts. We’re gonna bounce around like idiots. And Ian’s going to show us how we’re mad fer it. And you will be too. Let’s party!
WE ARE IAN is about our mate Ian, who was our age in the late 80s and early 90s Acid House scene in Manchester. The show is made from recordings of conversations we’ve had with Ian, and scored by his favourite tracks from the era. Using a messy, multimedia mish-mash of clowning, dance and lip-synching - we try and recreate the party. The show's about youth culture and politics. It's about our generation and the last. It's about class and opportunity. It's about dancing through the shit. but mainly, It's about Ian.
Age Guidance: 14+
Contains strobe lighting, flashing images, loud music, haze and strong language.
After Party - from 10pm
The party continues after the performance so stay for more great music, a few drinks and networking.
This performance will be Captioned using the Difference Engine.
Get ready to party and listen to all the tunes featured in the show with this handy playlist.