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Competition: Win tickets for Little Boxes in Manchester

Whilst 99% of our coverage is in London, that doesn’t mean there isn’t theatre outside of the capital. Manchester is a perfect example, we are certainly seeing more and more happening up in the North West. We even have a couple of reviewers lurking and we’re always looking for more (if you’re interested do get in touch, more info here).

So, our latest competition is the opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see Alphamum ProductionsLittle Boxes when it plays at Manchester’s 53two in November (prize can be for either 16 or 17 November). There are four ways to enter, and we’ll count each one as a seperate entry, so you can quadruple your chances.

  1. Email us at competitions@everything-theatre.co.uk with “Great things come in little boxes” in the subject line.
  2. Share our pinned Facebook post and comment below the original post “Great things come in #littleboxes”.
  3. Quote tweet this Twitter post with the phrase “Great things come in #littleboxes”.
  4. Like this Instagram post and comment “Great things come in #littleboxes”.

Do you spot the trend in all the ways to enter? Entries must be made by 7pm on 29 October 2021.

Terms and conditions for the competition can be found below.

If you aren’t successful in the competition, you can still buy tickets to see this show via the below link.

Little Boxes

After a successful run at VAULT Festival 2020, with sell out shows, multiple 4- and 5- star reviews and an “Offie” Short Run Commendation, Little Boxes is coming to Manchester.

“… ticks all the right boxes London Pub Theatres ★★★★

Little Boxes follows Joann Condon (Little Britain, Dad’s Army the Lost Episodes), as she explores the boxes she has “found herself in” throughout her life:  The hopes and dreams of a child, the frustrations of an acting career, the tensions of being a parent, the grief in losing loved ones, the fear of being…herself.

Condon promises we will laugh and cry … and laugh and cry we didPhoenix Remix

Described as “funny, touching and at times heartbreaking,” by London Pub Theatres, Joann uses personal anecdotes to highlight assumptions and judgements made about her based-on looks, age, gender and background.  This phenomenon of classifying people is called ‘social categorization’ by psychologists, and most of us can relate to these experiences.

“a joyful delve into one woman’s life, celebrating the successes, the heartbreak, and everything in between” The Plays the Thing

 ★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls                             ★★★★ Broadway Baby

 ★★★★     Theatre Weekly                           ★★★★ London Theatre1

“It’s natural for people in our lives to want to force us into nice little boxes,” says Condon, “but the scary thing is, you often end up putting yourself in that same box.” 

We want to use these performances in Manchester to launch a tour in 2022 and look forward to bringing Little Boxes to a broader audience.

To make the performance more accessible we will be having a BSL interpreted performance on Wednesday 17th November at 7:30pm and we also have 2 tickets at £2 for each performance for unemployed or low income audience members.

Starring: Joann Condon
Written by: Joann Condon and Leonie Rachel
Directed by: Daniel Brennan
Produced by: Alphamum Productions and Lights Down Productions


The prize is for two tickets to a performance of Little Boxes at Manchester’s 53Two on either 16 or 17 October 2021. No alternative dates or cash alternative is available.

Competition closes at 7pm on Friday 29 October 2021. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries, and will be notified no more than 3 days after the closing date. The winner has 3 days to accept the prize and provide contact details, otherwise a new winner will be chosen at random.  All additional expenses are the responsibility of the prize winner. Editor’s decision is final.

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