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A co-production between Offstage Theatre & Most Wanted in association with Alastair Michael
Written by Ed Edwards
Directed by Cressida Brown

‘The history of Manchester jumps off its axis. The history of England jumps off its axis. 2am, 8th July, 1981, all the major cities of England burn.’

An angry, funny love-song to a lost generation, chronicling the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism.

Inspired by the playwright's own experience in jail and rehab, the play traces the fate of Mandy and Neil from the epicentre of the riots in 1981 through the heroin epidemic that followed to their present day survival on the streets of Manchester.

"Riotously entertaining and deeply moving"  ★★★★★ 

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  • Arts Council England
  • Community Foundation
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
  • National Lottery Fund
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