One of the first plays in England to take to the stage after lockdown will be at a much-loved Manchester theatre.
HER Productions is bringing all-female play ‘Meet Me at Dawn’ to Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester, from May 25th – 29th, after seven months of closure.
The Covid-compliant show stars local actors Helen O’Hara and Susan Jayne Robinson, who play a couple who wash up on a distant shore after a boating accident.
The 80-minute show, full of fantasy and plot twists, will also be live streamed on May 26th for those unable to attend in person.
HER Productions was set up in 2019 by Manchester-based actor Hannah Ellis-Ryan, best known for her role as Coronation Street baddie Hannah Gilmore, who pretended to be Liz McDonald’s dead daughter in the controversial storyline in 2018.
Hannah, who is also manager at the Hope Mill Theatre, said: “It feels like all the stars have aligned for us to open so early and get live theatre happening again.
“I am not aware of much indoor theatre happening in Manchester before us. If we are not the first in the country, we are one of the first, which is a huge honour.
“This show was one of many that fell victim to the pandemic – we wanted to do it last year but of course, could not. It feels so satisfying to finally have all the pieces in place.
“Like all writers, actors and creatives over the past year, we have been craving the chance to do what we love and be creative, so now, thanks to Hope Mill Theatre’s incredible support, we are raring to go.
“I feel so positive about this show. There has been such a thirst for the arts since theatres closed – as we’ve seen with the popularity of shows streamed online – and I think people will be really looking forward to getting out and back into theatres to experience the Arts live again.”
Tickets for ‘Meet Me at Dawn’ are priced from just £6.50.
To book go to: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/meet-me-at-dawn
For livestream tickets go to: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/meet-me-at-dawn-live-stream