REFRACT:22 at Waterside

What's on?

A ten day summer programme bursting with experiential performance, music and events to challenge visitors of all ages to see things differently and runs from Thu 21 - Sat 30 July '22.

Quite Unfit For Females

Quite Unfit For Females

A brand new performance celebrates the incredible achievements of the pioneering Lancashire women, The Dick Kerr Ladies, and how they ...

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Little Sparrow

Little Sparrow

As captivating to watch as she is to listen to, Manchester singer-songwriter, Little Sparrow’s beautifully emotive use of expression mirrors ...

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Kabantu

Kabantu

Kabantu is a collective from Manchester, each born in a different country, who unravel new marriages of music in a ...

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Lifted by Mimbre

Lifted by Mimbre

Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one ...

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Street Cat Strut

Street Cat Strut

Born in a cardboard box on the streets of Stoke-on-Trent, two circus cats extraordinaire fling themselves 5 metres straight up ...

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The Spirit of Woodstock

The Spirit of Woodstock

A thought-provoking, poignant, dynamic, and semi-immersive theatre collage of the worlds and era that surrounded the “Mother of Free Festivals.”

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Confetti

Confetti

Confetti follows wedding planner Felix, as he embarks on a romance of his own - and you’re invited!

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Fashion Spies

Fashion Spies

Devil Wears Prada meets Spy Kids in this fabulous and surreal choose-your-own-adventure comedy

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Like Animals

Like Animals

A funny, poignant investigation into love and communication in human (and non-human) relationships. Inspired by true stories and performed by ...

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Glam

Glam

Glam is a vibrant dance, circus cabaret and disco for all celebrating fabulousness

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Withered Optimism

Withered Optimism

A tender comic ode to the tyranny of work. The show explores the eroded boundary between work and leisure and ...

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Facades

Facades

Inspired by iconic moments from film, Facades is a surreal VR noir that dances between reality & illusion.

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