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New Dawn Fades

A Play About Joy Division and Manchester

Friday 18 October 2024, 8.00pm

RNCM Theatre


New Dawn Fades – A Play About Joy Division & Manchester is celebrating 11 great years with a re-energised and vibrant new production touring the UK this October. 

New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division and Manchester is the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division. Following the untimely death of lead singer Ian Curtis, the band went on to huge world-wide success as New Order.

The show is written & directed by the award-winning Brian Gorman, who reprises his role as the legendary Factory Records’ boss Tony Wilson. He guides the audience through the heart and soul of both the band and the city, introducing an array of historical figures, including Roman General Julius Agricola, Dr John Dee, Frederich Engels, Paul Morley, and Pete Shelley of Buzzcocks! The result is a spellbinding journey of love, passion, grief, and of course music, drawing inspiration from the enigmatic lyrics of Ian Curtis, with a soundtrack featuring iconic hits of the late 1970’s UK music scene including of course Joy Division. 

A smash hit when it debuted at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2013, New Dawn Fades has toured regularly across the country, playing to capacity audiences and standing ovations. 

This show includes a Joy Division equipment and ephemera exhibition which includes rare vintage ‘70’s equipment, posters and flyers.

£26 + £2.60 Booking Fee / £30 + £3 Booking Fee (Including Programme)

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Friday 18 October 2024, 8.00pm - Tickets from £28.60