2012: Can’t Stand Up for Falling Down by Richard Cameron
Selected for a revival at The Lowry as part of The Library Theatre’s re:play festival, celebrating the best fringe theatre in Manchester.
★★★★ “stylishly staged”… “atmospheric”… “a lively, even inspiring, tale of redemption and hope” WHAT’S ON STAGE
★★★★ “This is a powerful play, full of surprises, and tightly directed by Lucy Allan” REMOTE GOAT
“superbly choreographed… a strong piece with some bold choices.” THE MANCHESTER MULE
2011: Endgame by Samuel Beckett
“If Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen 2009 ‘big’ Waiting for Godot directed by Sean Mathias was predictably a success story, it was one that seemed to sacrifice much of what grates and disturbs in Beckett to his comedy. It might appear unfair, or at best invidious, to compare a low-budget production in a Manchester bar to what has been one of the historically greatest financial investments in Beckett on stage. But it is Unholy Mess’s Endgame that managed to capture – and to keep in a state of precarious, tense, and beautiful balance – the troubling ambivalences of the play.”
Dr Daniela Caselli, senior lecturer at The University of Manchester and editor of Beckett and Nothing: Trying to Understand Beckett.