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Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to Salford Quays.
A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.
After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances,
C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.
Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 18 May 2021. Limited spaces available, book now!
This is a promenade performance lasting approximately 50 minutes. Audiences will follow the actors by foot at a gentle pace, standing throughout. The route is step free and accessible for wheelchairs and motorised scooters. Limited seating is available at some points in the journey.
For visually impaired guests, audio description is now available. On our app at the beginning of the show, people can choose between ‘English’, ‘French’, ‘Italian’ or ‘English with audio description’. An ability to follow the group as the experience unfolds is needed. Our host can be of assistance if requested in advance.
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A message from Katy Lipson
‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
Charles is a highly experienced actor with numerous stage and screen appearances to his credit.
He played the abolitionist David Walker, a role he created in Khareem Jamal’s play Voices of Black Folk. Other stage work includes The Winter’s Tale, Albert Makes Me Laugh, the title role of Othello, The Abolitionist and B is for Black. He has also appeared in musicals including the West End production of Blitz.
Film and Television work includes Heavy Metal, In Case of Incasity, Dancing on the Edge, My Week with Marilyn, LittleBigPlanet PSP and Osoufia in London, one of the highest selling Nollywood films in history.
He has also appeared in many corporate films and commercials, most recently seen preparing for a BBQ for Iceland and as the Birthday Man suffering commissary in a Purple Bricks advert!
More recent highlights include playing the lead role of Delbert Tibbs in a compelling and moving production of The Exonerated at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and two productions of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven.
Charles was delighted to be involved in UK premiere production of C-o-n-t-a-c-t in London in 2020.
Training; The Urdang Academy (Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship) and The BRIT School of Performing Arts.
Credits include; Understudy Sarah in C-O-N-T-A-C-T London, Swing and Assistant Dance Captain in Beautiful the Carole King Musical UK Tour, Ensemble (1st cover Gary Coleman & 1st cover 2nd Arm/Mrs T/Bad Idea Bear) in Avenue Q (UK Tour), Michelle in Sister Act the Musical, Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Ensemble in The Color Purple.
Chloe is represented by Russell Smith Associates and wishes to thank her amazing mother for always believing and supporting her.
After training at The Manchester School Of Theatre (2017), Rachael has performed in various theatre productions including the international tour of Women Of Aktion (Bent Architects), County Lines (In association with The Brewery Arts Centre) and D’Eon directed by Renny Krupinski. Rachael has clowned with The Flying Seagull Project and her most recent credit is ITV’s Emmerdale.
Credits: On Corporation Street (ANU productions), Flirty Dancing (Girl Gang), Tinder Swipe Like A Pro (R&D Productions), County Lines (The Brewery Arts Centre), Ten Minutes To… (Live Theatre, directed by Paula Penman) D’Eon (The Straight Theatre Company), Women Of Aktion (Bent Architects), Unseemly Women (Girl Gang), It Can’t Happen Here (Blue Masque Theatre Company) Emmerdale (ITV).
Cellan hails from Belfast, spending the last 25 years based in the North west of England.
A highly experienced stage actor and long form improviser, Cellan’s credits include the title roles in Hamlet, Macbeth and Richard III, as well as playing Iago from Othello and Benedick from Much Ado…
He has toured extensively as well as performing at the Library Theatre (Karaoke!) as well as The Lowry (Under The Dirt) and the Unity (Our Lady of The Goldfinches).