New Dawn Fades returns to Manchester stage after touring for five years
| 7th April 2018
New Dawn Fades returns to the stage, Wednesday 11 – Saturday 14 April, at The Dancehouse in Manchester – with a new cast and director.
The play about the history of Joy Division, interwoven with the history of Manchester, premiered at the Lass O’Gowrie, as part of Greater Manchester Fringe in 2013. It was subsequently staged at the Macclesfield WinterFest in Ian Curtis’s home town, followed by UK tours in 2015 and 2016 to rave reviews and standing ovations.
Director Emma Bird joins the production team for its fifth year. Emma was a regular character in BBC TV’s Casualty; co-starred in the feature film The Governess, alongside Minnie Driver; has worked with writers such as Jimmy McGovern, Peter Bowker; and alongside actors Pete Postlethwaite, Frances de La Tour and David Morrissey.
Emma received Best Director award at Liverpool’s Page to Stage Festival (2016), and directed three well received productions in 2017 in Liverpool, as well as directing Bleeding With Mother by Sarah Cassidy at last year’s Greater Manchester Fringe.
New Dawn Fades is written, and executive produced, by Brian Gorman, creator of Everyman: The Story Of Patrick McGoohan – The Prisoner, co-writer of the 2013 stage version of Blade Runner, and his new show One Man Bond: Every Bond Film In 60 Minutes.
The play is produced by Giles Bastow of All Roads Meet, who also reprises his role of Giles legendary Joy Division manager Rob Gretten and recently directed a music video for cult band Evil Blizzard. New Dawn Fades is also being published as a graphic novel, with a selection of Shay Rowan’s photographs.
For more details on tickets for New Dawn Fades visit: www.thedancehouse.co.uk
For more details of how to register your show for Greater Manchester Fringe 1-31 July 2018 visit www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk.
Register before 15 April to get in this year’s A4 colour brochure.