Vincent River

Yet Another Carnival and Hope Mill Theatre Present:

Vincent River By Philip Ridley 

Directed by John Young

The regional premiere of Philip Ridleyʼs thrilling and heartbreaking play relocated to Manchester. Vincent River slides under the surface of fear, hatred and love.

Davey has seen something he canʼt forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met. Tonight their paths cross with devastating consequences.

This searing modern classic takes aim at homophobia and hate crime with breathtaking honesty.

“Itʼs like Vince is making the whole world explode. Like when you turn the colour up too much on the telly. Better than real. Magic!” 

This production is supported by the Arts Council, Superbia and The Philip Carne Trust.

This project is supported by a grant from SuperbiaSuperbia Grants provide financial suport for LGBT events as part of Manchester Prides commitment to the quality and diversity of cultural events taking place throughout the year in Greater Manchester

Relaxed Performance

Wednesday 14th of March, Hope Mill Theatre

It’s really important to us that people who experience obstacles are supported to come and see our live work. That is why we are really excited to announce our performance on the 14th March will be a relaxed performance for people with learning disabilities, ASD, or those who might feel more at home in a less formal environment. For more information please so not hesitate to contact us directs at


Philip Ridley Poetry Reading

Tuesday 13th March post show

Philip Ridley’s performances of his own poetry have become something of a cult hit over the past few years. As a very special post show event, for only night only, he will read his sequence of poems, LOVE SONGS FOR EXTINCT CREATURES. The poems chart the journey of a love affair; from wanting love through to the grief of losing that love. Book early. This is an experience not to be missed. Book Now –



Production Information

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