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Dante or Die - Take On Me

Fri 15 February - Sun 17 February

Take On Me

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TAKE ON ME is a show taking place after hours in Broughton Leisure Centre. Set in the 1980s world of headbands and leg warmers, it follows a lonely woman coming to the gym for the first time and a lifeguard who has never saved anyone.

This performance takes place at Broughton Leisure Centre, Great Cheetham Street, Salford M7 2DN.

Venue: Broughton Leisure Centre

Duration: 80 minutes

Additional information

Recommended for ages 15+ contains strong language and brief full frontal nudity.

This is a promenade performance, which moves the audience around the leisure centre and involves periods of standing.

Due to the show taking place offsite at Broughton Leisure Centre, online and telephone sales will cease 2 hours before each performance.

Take On Me has British Sign Language integrated into the show using a hearing BSL Communicator, who will be present at every performance.

Live musicians belt out classic 80’s hits including I Wanna Dance with Somebody and Flashdance, and lead you through the changing rooms, gym, an aerobics class and finally the pool. You are a fly on the wall for one extraordinary day in these people’s lives, as characters from 80’s films appear out of nowhere to change the course of fate.

A guest cast of local people play various parts including the Karate Kid, the centre receptionist and pool spectators who suddenly break into a rendition of Holding Out for a Hero.

You’ll never look at your leisure centre in quite the same way again!

TAKE ON ME was commissioned by Farnham Maltings and Arts Partnership Surrey, co-commissioned by Harlow Playhouse and funded by Arts Council England. The 2018-2019 Project is funded by Big Lottery Fund, Garfield Weston Foundation and Arts Council England.

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