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[BLANK] + Offending the Audience (Double Bill)

[BLANK] + Offending the Audience (Double Bill)

Event Time Fri 16th Dec 2022 at 7:30pm-Fri 16th Dec 2022 at 9:30pm
Event Location New Adelphi, Salford
Event Price £3.00 - £10.00 + Booking fee (see below)
New Adelphi Theatre


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[BLANK] + Offending the Audience (Double Bill)

Join us for a double bill of Tappfest 22 shows!


Please note "[BLANK]" is an 18+ age rating, and "Offending the Audience" is a 16+ age rating. If you are under the age restriction for these shows, you will not be able to watch that respective performance. This is due to University safeguarding guidelines.


She smashed up a shop. She stabbed a man. She had a baby. She can’t find her mother. She’s covered in blood and doesn’t know why.

In “[BLANK]”, we dive into the impact the criminal justice system has on women and their families. Through a kaleidoscope of scenes, we take a unique journey through the play using innovative movement and staging techniques to create raw, funny, shocking, unsettling, and tender moments.

Written by Alice Birch, brought to you by True Form Theatre Company and directed by Nathan Crossan-Smith.

Crossan-Smith has extensive experience running creative workshops in prisons and his directing credits include “WHO CARES 2032” and “Hurricane Protest Songs”.

We look forward to welcoming you to the New Adelphi Theatre on December 15th and 16th for an evening of gut-wrenching ups and downs.

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Warning: Suitable for ages 18+. Contains violence/discussion of violence, sexual references and drug and alcohol use.

Offending the Audience

Calling out all the Karen’s and the Gammons, the Boomers and the Trolls!

First performed in 1966, Peter Handke's “Offending the Audience” questioned the very nature of theatre and performance. 

We revisit Handke’s questions against a landscape of online video, social media and hypermediality.

You will hear what you usually see.

You will hear what you usually don't see.

You will see no spectacle.

Your curiosity will not be satisfied.

You will find no plot here, you will find no characters, but you may just find yourself asking why you came to the theatre in the first place.

After all...

You are the focal point.

You are under review by us.

You are in the crossfire.

Will you be offended by our anti-play?

Synchronise presents “Offending the Audience”, directed by Josh Cannon and the company, an immersive and experimental theatre experience.

Warning: Suitable for ages 16+. Contains mild language and emotional triggers (suicide and toxic behaviours). Please note this performance is highly interactive.

Please be aware that this interactive performance will include the use of flashing lights and spotlights.

The house lights may be turned on and off throughout the experience. This does not signify the end of the performance.

Admission: Pay What You Can.

Pay What You Can is an ‘honesty box’ for the theatre. We and the artists will continue to programme and produce high quality events and ask you to pay what you can afford.

As a guide, for those in full time employment we would appreciate you paying between £5 and £15. We also understand people's income can be precarious, hence the lower price options. All revenue from ticket sales for events at New Adelphi Theatre will always go back to support professional artists, through residencies, commissions, touring work or for more bespoke projects where the student experience is enhanced through co-creation with arts professionals. We thank you for all your continued support.

Please note all bookings come with 50p booking fee.

Please note that all tickets are for unallocated seating.

This double bill is part of TaPPFest 22.

Three performance groups, under the guidance of our guest artists, will work together to make live performance for our annual TaPP Fest 22 festival.

New Adelphi Theatre welcomes Ann Nelson, Josh Cannon and Nathan Crossan-Smith as they each make new work with Theatre and Technical Theatre students.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to the festival, and hope you’ll join us in supporting our students in their first public performance of the year.

It is with great pride that we continue to dedicate TaPP Fest 22 to the lasting memory of our friend and graduate Liam Byrne. Liam graduated from Salford in 2015 with a first-class honours degree in Contemporary Performance.

Through the generosity of Liam’s family, the 'In Memory of Liam Byrne: A Maker of Extraordinary Things' award marks the ambitious work Liam used to make. Students are eligible to apply for the award in their final year to support their growing practice.

Please note: if you tick the check box indicating that you are a Wheelchair User, this will also reserve a free seat for an essential companion.

If you require limited mobility access (step-free), please let a member of staff know upon arrival.

Accessibility is extremely important to us at the New Adelphi Theatre. If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Hannah at the box office at

When you arrive, the Box Office only needs to take the ticketholder’s name to check you in, however we can also scan any printed ticket or e-ticket you may present.

Click here for more information on accessibility and directions to the New Adelphi Building.


New Adelphi
University Rd, Salford M5 4BR, UK