“Fabricate Theatre are already making a name for themselves producing work of the very highest quality.”
North West End on Fabricate’s ‘I’m Gonna Jump’
We are dedicated to creating exciting and relevant work that speaks to young people. We focus on staging pieces which specifically explore the experiences and challenges they face. Our mission is to create work in which young people can see themselves reflected. We aim to encourage them to join the discussion and explore challenging subject matter within the safe space of the theatre. We strive to attract young people who would not normally choose to go to the theatre by staging exhilirating, fast pace and vibrant shows to inspire and inform our audiences.
EYES. TEETH. SOIL.
by Alan Flanagan
'It can't be worse than what I've lived'. When Bláithín Rourke does a terrible, terrible thing, her life fractures in an instant – and the curse for her crime will devour her life, her farm, her family. A provocative horror for our times, Eyes. Teeth. Soil. is a queasy ride through the mind of a woman consumed by what she cannot escape. From the star of five-star hit Ladykiller (VAULT Pleasance Award 2018) and the writer of Bingo ('A triumph... searing with franticness and fire' (AYoungerTheatre.com) comes a dark, unsettling and sometimes hilarious trip to the underneath.”
Cast: Hannah McClean
Director: Dan Hutton
This show was due to premier at the Edinburgh Festival 2020 as part of The Pleasance Theatre's programme, however, sadly due to the Coronavirus this show will be postponed and now be part of the 2021 programme.
"Thorne is a genius"
by Jack Thorne
"I think life can be basically divided into two things: suspense and surprise. I prefer surprise to suspense. But that's basically because I feel suspense all the time."
When Katie's boyfriend is attacked on the street, she is thrust on a white knuckle ride through one extraordinary evening. Amidst the baying for blood and longing for love, Katie is forced to decide her future.
Bunny opened at The White Bear Theatre in 2017 before transferring to The Tristan Bates Theatre in London's West End. Following five star reviews across the board the show transferred to the 53 TWO Theatre in Manchester.
Cast: Catherine Lamb
Director: Lucy Curtis
Movement Director: Angela Gasparetto
Set Designer: Lucy Weller
Sound Designer: Lex Kosanke
Stage Manager: Claudia Bryan-Joyce
“I’m Gonna Jump” needs to be on the National Curriculum. If you agree or not by the conclusion of this stunning play, everyone needs to be aware of what people with mental health issues and suicidal tendencies go through”
North West End ★★★★★
I'm Gonna Jump
by Tiffany Bowman
"Date nights. Hashtags. Workouts. Updates. Cat gifs - does your head in sometimes, don’t it?”
A story of friendship, rivalry and social media. When Ella doesn’t receive an offer from University, her toxic comments towards her friend trigger a backlash of hate and disgust from her peers, leading to serious consequences.
In a world of filtered accomplishments, is it possible to achieve true validation? “I’m Gonna Jump” examines the relationship between social media and mental health. It is a heartbreakingly relatable story which highlights the knife edge that young lives can rest on as they try to negotiate their way through this tricky and overwhelming stage in their lives.
This intimate and funny monologue by Manchester’s own Tiffany Bowman was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize in 2017.
Having received 5 Star reviews and a nomination for best actress from The Greater Manchester Fringe "I'm Gonna Jump" will return in 2019.
Cast: Stacey Harcourt
Director: Simon Naylor
A Question of Consent
by David Hendon
A man and a woman meet on a night out which changes their lives forever after he is arrested for rape. We hear the story from both sides, from the first meeting to the subsequent trial and its aftermath as two truths emerge.
With no easy answers, this is an unsettling look at a very current issue.
This script is currently in development with The Survivors Trust charity.
Director: James Callas Ball
Movement Director: Angela Gasparetto
Script Advisor: Fay Maxted OBE