TaPP Fest 2022

TaPP Fest 2022

By New Adelphi Theatre

Event Time Fri 14th Jan 2022 at 7:30pm-Fri 21st Jan 2022 at 9:00pm
Event Location New Adelphi, Salford
Age Restrictions Age restrictions: TBC


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TaPP Fest 2022

55 performers and technicians, under the guidance of 4 guest artists, will work together to make live performance for our annual TaPP Fest LIVE festival.

New Adelphi Theatre welcomes artists Rachel McMurray, Mole Wetherell, Ann Nelson and Vita Fox as they each make new work with Theatre and Technical Theatre students. 

TaPP Fest LIVE’s guest artists have selected play texts, or devising approaches, that our student performers and technicians have experimented with. Expect to see a giant hotdog, 9 bears in a room full of children, and fast paced multi-rolling.

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

As per government guidelines and University of Salford Covid safety measures, social distancing will be enacted for audiences. Chairs will be spaced accordingly and face masks will be recommended for all who can wear them.

Please allow time to check in early, as extra time will be needed to implement these distancing measures and ensure everyone's safety.

It is with great pride that we continue to dedicate TaPP Fest Live 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 to support their growing practice.

Tickets will be released mid December!

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 free and 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 donations come with 50-75p booking fee.

Love and Information

Someone sneezes. Someone can't get a signal. Someone shares a secret. Someone won't answer the door. Someone's not ready to talk. Someone is her brother's mother. Someone hates irrational numbers. Someone told the police. Someone needs to know more. Someone's never felt like this before.

Outside the Block presents Love & Information, by Caryl Churchill. The play acts as an astute observation of contemporary society.

The play shows isolated moments in the lives of hundreds of undefined characters. The company has devised and decided on all aspects of the play, with the only given note being lines and titles. In these vignettes, the piece forces us to question

The play questions how we exist in a society overloaded with information. How and what does this do to the relationships we have and form?

With moments of wit, wisdom and genuine honesty, this production of Love and Information offers us a unique snapshot into the world that we live in.

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Lisa has lost an hour of her life, so she’s on a journey to get it back. Join her as she pinballs through the surreal wonderland of Dissocia.

Surrounded by secretive citizens, flying cars, a signing polar bear… and a dark shadow that seems to chasing her down. If you like Alice in Wonderland, Coraline, Spirited Away or none of the above, then you will love The Wonderful World of Dissocia. It’s an hour of your life you will never get back.

The Government Inspector

A small town in Russia is thrown into a frenzy with news of an impending visit by a government inspector. The Mayor has been extorting bribes for years; the doctor doesn’t understand a word of Russian; the Judge runs the court like a hunting lodge where the accused are in danger of trampling on goose or two and the teachers are out of control. Can they clean up and cover up before their ill-gotten gains and misdeeds are discovered? How much hush money will it take to win the inspector’s silence?


Where would we be without numbers? We sometimes make the mistake of seeing ‘maths’ as a scary subject, even when we are very little. But, in reality, numbers are all around us. Three meals a day, two shoes, one jacket. Three blind mice, two ugly stepsisters, one big bad wolf. Wherever you look and wherever you go there are always numbers to be found. This exciting, visual, and physical performance uses a combination of music, play, and curiosity in order to explore the joy of numbers and their occurrence in everyday life.

3-6-9 by Babble Lab sits somewhere between drama, dance, and play. This is thanks, in part, to the vision of its director Mole Wetherell of Reckless Sleepers. As a company, Reckless Sleepers created their first ever performance for children It’s Hot, It’s Not back in 2019, which will be presented at The Lowry in March 2022.

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