Manchester is famous across northern England for its vibrant performing arts scene. Visitors taking a car hire in the United Kingdom can discover another side to traditional performance at the 24:7 Theatre Festival, taking place from July 20-27.
The event highlights the talent of performing arts troupes from around the U.K. and showcases their work in one-hour shows. Highlights of this year's programme include The Crimson Retribution, a darkly comic tale of how a superhero who sleeps on protagonist Amy's couch may hold the key to saving her world; I Know Where the Dead Are Buried, a play that depicts racial tensions in a small northern town; Keep It Simple, the tragic and touching story of Kate, a struggling agony aunt with problems of her own; and The Shadow of Your Hand, which focuses on the events that unfold when a wealthy advertising executive invites a homeless woman to stay with him in his luxury flat.
Plays will be held at the New Century House, Sachas and the Midland Hotel, making a car hire in Manchester an ideal way for fans of experimental theatre to reach the performances.