Beyond the Front Line

A large scale theatre installation that explored what would happen if the British Army had to be stationed on our doorstep and not on the sandy plains of foreign lands.

A chorus of 250, four Bedford trucks, a ten litre diesel explosion, 42 guns, 89 Kevlar helmets and an originally composed requiem, sung by a recorded choir and a live soloist

A large-scale outdoor show that played the Lowry Plaza in October 2009

 

Written by Joel Horwood, John Hunter, Chris Thorpe and Matthew David Scott

A collaboration between Slung Low, Salford University. The Imperial War Museum (North) and The Lowry.

Created and performed by Oliver Senton, Laura Clark, Doug Nicholson, Matthew David Scott, Dave Toole, Richard Warburton, Heather Fenoughty, Ben Eaton, Matt Angove, Lucy Hind, Victoria Pratt, Chris Thorpe, Joel Horwood, Daniel Rigby, Justin Palmer, Dominic Fitch, Greg Kelly Paul Crewes, Porl Cooper, Alan Lane, Ric Mountjoy, Rosalind Hind & the voice of Christopher Eccleston.

And the students of Salford University.

“a sterling example of avant-garde, risk-taking work that is entrenched in the community” The Guardian

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
Feb
4
Sun
5:00 pm BRENNAN REECE: EVERLONG
BRENNAN REECE: EVERLONG
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BRENNAN REECE: EVERLONG
  BACK AT THE HUB FOLLOWING 2 x SOLD OUT VISITS IN 2017 “A teenage Alan Bennett” The Skinny “Hilariously rubber faced bright young talent” The Stage “Brilliantly infectious, gifted storyteller” The Independent ★ ★[...]
Feb
18
Sun
5:00 pm THE DEATH SHOW – Antonia Beck an...
THE DEATH SHOW – Antonia Beck an...
Feb 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE DEATH SHOW - Antonia Beck and Lucy Nicholls
image (c) Pamela Raith Death. A bit grim, isn’t it. Morbid, macabre and even unmentionable, but does it have to be that way? Drawn together by their shared fear of death, “thanatophobes” Lucy Nicholls and[...]
Feb
25
Sun
5:00 pm POLICE COPS IN SPACE – The Prete...
POLICE COPS IN SPACE – The Prete...
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
POLICE COPS IN SPACE - The Pretend Men
  ★★★★★ “Unbeatable physical cop parody.” The Stage ★★★★★ “The juggernaut of cheesy americana.” EdFestMag ★★★★ ‘A joy to behold.’ Scotsman   After his father is killed by an evil robot, Sammy Johnson, the last[...]
Mar
4
Sun
5:00 pm OUTRAGE – Uncanny Theatre
OUTRAGE – Uncanny Theatre
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OUTRAGE - Uncanny Theatre
Matt and Nat have decided to challenge the idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. They want to enlist your help in stirring up enough Twitter controversy during the show to gain them[...]
Mar
10
Sat
7:30 pm BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
A GRAND TOUR OF BOUNDARY SMASHING EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE IN ONE EXHILARATING NIGHT. “It is difficult to imagine a more rewarding and enjoyable night out” What’s On Stage “Ground-breaking new theatre from across Europe” The Guardian[...]
Mar
11
Sun
5:00 pm THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern ...
THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern ...
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE AUDIT (or Iceland, a modern myth) : Proto-type Theatre
There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm? The global economy is a mess. The crash has landed, the[...]
Mar
18
Sun
5:00 pm THE BOLD KNIGHTS OF BRITAIN -Sil...
THE BOLD KNIGHTS OF BRITAIN -Sil...
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE BOLD KNIGHTS OF BRITAIN -Silent Uproar in association with LittleMighty
By Joseph Wilde How far would you go to protect your way of life? A raucous comedy about what it means to be British, the new play by the award-winning Joseph Wilde (Casualty, Cuddles) charts[...]
Mar
25
Sun
5:00 pm LEAVING – Curious Monkey
LEAVING – Curious Monkey
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LEAVING - Curious Monkey
Curious Monkey presents in association with Northern Stage LEAVING Leaving home for the first time… Is a step into the dark. A whole new life. If you’re leaving the care system, the reality hits even[...]
Apr
15
Sun
3:00 pm LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LAST RESORT - 2Magpies Theatre
Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our[...]
5:00 pm LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
LAST RESORT – 2Magpies Theatre
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LAST RESORT - 2Magpies Theatre
Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our[...]
Apr
22
Sun
5:00 pm THE NORTH! THE NORTH! – Have You...
THE NORTH! THE NORTH! – Have You...
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE NORTH! THE NORTH! - Have You Lost Me
“Proper theatrical magic, as dark as it comes” Exeunt ★★★★★ ‘stunningly immersive … a myth of staggering beauty’Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ★★★★ The Stage ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★ ThreeWeeks ★★★★ Broadway[...]

'I have put Holbeck in my address for the last two years but today was the first time I discovered the heart of it - I had no idea about the pubs, social clubs, quaint back to back terraces and history that makes up the real Holbeck, south of the canal.  A big thanks to Slung Low for opening my eyes to a place I have claimed to call home.'  - Audience Member

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