A new play is set to stage in an unlikely theatre – Broughton Leisure Centre’s swimming pool.
‘Take On Me’ is a show by theatre company Dante or Die. It is their latest in a series of productions about human nature in everyday buildings.
The performance is set in a 1980s leisure centre and will be staged in real-life centres across the UK.
The story follows a lonely woman going to the gym for the first time and a lifeguard who has never saved anyone.
The play is soundtracked by hits of the 80’s, including I Wanna Dance With Somebody.
Co-artistic directors Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan got the idea after visiting a leisure centre that was closing down.
Ms Attias explained: “We were fascinated by the democracy of these buildings that invite every part of society through their doors – from babies swimming for the first time to older people who’ve been advised to exercise by their GP, from gym buffs to aqua aerobics groups.
“These spaces are a diverse mix of people getting their heart rates going, striving for ‘better’ versions of themselves; to look better and feel better.”
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Take On Me will be staged in the Broughton Leisure Centre in Salford between the 15th and 17th of February 2019. The tickets priced at £14 are available to buy at the Lowry website.