17 Feb 2014
New Dawn Fades - A Play About Joy Division 
New Dawn Fades - A Play About Joy Division

'New Dawn Fades - A Play About Joy Division', the hit play from last year's Manchester Fringe Festival and Macclesfield's Winterfest written by Brian Gorman and Directed by Neil Bell returns for one night only at the Dancehouse Theatre on Saturday 8 March 2014.

Doors open 7.15pm for the show at 8pm.

Tickets are available now via Ticketline (+ booking fee) and The Dancehouse Box Office for 15.00 GBP (10.00 concessions).

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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