Stuff happens at Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival


Mick Cooper’s dark comedy, Stuff – a story of life, death, family, friendship and everything in-between – gets its première at next month’s Manchester 24:7 Theatre Festival.

The production comes from Manchester-based company My Beating Heart and plays from July 18-25.

Toby and Jess are unable to conceive. Or rather, Toby is unable to do the business.

One night, their charismatic friend, Xav, makes the suggestion that they use his frozen ‘stuff’ to become parents.

But will they take him up on the offer?

The festival, one of the UK’s leading new writing events, marks its 10th anniversary this year.

Said Mick: “It’s genuinely exciting to be a part of the 10th Birthday Party for this incredible theatre festival – especially as a first time writer for the festival!

“Stuff is a dark comedy/drama about a very modern issue. With IVF becoming more common-place as well as medical advancements, more people are looking at less conventional ways to become parents.

“Stuff is about the feeling relating to becoming a parent and other aspects of growing up”.

Directed by Gregg Aled Scott, the show features some of Manchester’s finest rising acting talent – Danny Ryder (Emmerdale, Holby City, OPOD), Eve Burley (Handles, One Hand Clapping) and Karl
(Broken, VIP, Scott & Bailey).


The script was developed with Martin Jameson (Holby City, Away from Home).

Stuff will play on the Elphick Stage, New Century House, Corporation Street.

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