An Edge Production in association with The Booth Centre

Using our own unique brand of storytelling, we’ll have you leaving the theatre with a spring in your step and the NHS in your heart…

 

ABOUT

A daft but serious, funny but moving, Appreciation Society kind of offering, from this wonderful cast of actors and singers. Using our own unique brand of storytelling, we’ll have you leaving the theatre with a spring in your step and the NHS in your heart.

A joyous “Happy Birthday to the NHS” kind of show.

First performed in summer 2018, back for one night only as part of the With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival.

They Can’t Take That Away from me is part of the first ever International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival hosted by With One Voice from 12th – 18th November 2018 across Greater Manchester.

Featuring actors with lived experience of homelessness plus special guests. Find out more about our partnership with the Booth Centre here

OUR PARTNERSHIP

The Edge runs regular drama and singing workshops at the Booth Centre for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Together we have produced a unique company making high quality theatre.

Read more here about our work together

PRESS & REVIEWS

The Edge in Chorlton have built up a huge and deserved reputation for working with people who are, for the want of a better phrase, on the ‘edge’ of society…

This show was giving these citizens a meaning and a reason to stay alive perhaps sounds a little melodramatic and exaggerated; but after speaking with some of them after the show, that really was the case. I can only continue my own silent applause now as I type – not just to those who performed the show, but to all those who had the vision and dedication to see this project through and make it work so wonderfully.

…The joy and the sense of achievement was so utterly obvious to read on all of their faces.

– Matthew Dougall, Review Number 9

Full review here:
 http://number9reviews.blogspot.com/2018/07/they-cant-take-that-away-from-me-edge.html

“This has given people the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills and talents. It is inspirational to watch”

Amanda Croome MBE, CEO of The Booth Centre

“Really moving, really really funny…  really beautiful, finely acted, brilliantly written, and of course the music, as always, just genius from Simon Waters”

Julie Hesmondhalgh (They Can’t Take That Away From Me – July 2018)