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Pavilion Theatre Festival Sq.
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Paul Heaton The 8th

Paul Heaton (The beautiful South, The Housemartins) has written one of the longest pop songs ever, The 8th, which was premiered at MIF11. It’s a song in eight chapters, a look at the seven deadly sins through a series of scenes taking place in a single neighbourhood, a poor neighbourhood, one where a new, thoroughly modern, sin The 8th is able to insinuate itself into every person’s life…

Given a theatrical narrative by award-winning playwright Che Walker (Royal Court and Young Vic) and directed by Paines Plough’s joint artistic director George Perrin,The 8th featured a cast of performers from across musical genres who joined Heaton in the Pavilion Theatre for three very special shows.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival and Paines Plough.


Paul Heaton - New Album Out Now

'What Have We Become' was released this week.

May 19, 2014

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