Debut 2023 – A Festival of Theatre and Comedy

Final year Performance students prepare to launch themselves into the professional world; join us for their debut.

This three-day festival of collaborative projects from students on the BA Theatre & Performance Practice, BA Technical Theatre and BA Comedy Writing & Performance brings together a diverse range of work – including devised pieces, scripted plays, multimedia theatre, comedy performances, and more – in our New Adelphi Theatre and Studio spaces.

Debut Fest will also feature a durational performance by MA Student Sarah Johnson.

PLEASE NOTE: This festival is not eligible for New Adelphi Season Ticket use.

Tickets for individual shows can be found on our ‘What’s On’ page.

In Memoriam

Starring Joshua Harrison-North, Jude Kemp, Amelia Hinton, Joe Heaps, Eleanor Reddy, Lucy Dickinson

Thursday 7th December, 6:00pm-6:40pm – Tickets

Friday 8th December, 2:45pm-3:25pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre


Starring Amy Kelly, Poppy Kirkham, Kamilla Pytel, Gee Pearson

Friday 8th December, 12:15pm-12:45pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 2pm-2:30pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre

Cigarettes and Black Coffee

Starring Bradley Shore, Matthew Hines, Amy Woods, Hannah Hargreaves, Beth Martin, Daisy Jennings, Amber Hampson

Friday 8th December, 1:30pm-2:10pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 4:30pm-5:10pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre

Better Prospects

Starring Connor Miles, Lauren Cartwright, Georgia Dillion, Josh Durnall, Cara Maguire, and Joshua Pollard

Friday 8th December, 4:45pm-5:20pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 4:45pm-5:20pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Studio

The Wizard of Oopz!

Starring Anthony Cash, Amy Ridgley, Emily Hardy, Samer Qureshi, Olivia Thompson, Sammy Lunn

Friday 8th December, 5pm-5:40pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 3:15pm-3:55pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre

We Evolved from Chimps

Starring Ben Jukes, Rhys Harris-Clarke, Rheanon Lee Shaw

Friday 8th December, 6pm-6:35pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 3pm-3:35pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Studio

Mud Rats

Starring Ciaran Cookson, Ollie Bolton, Curtis McCarthy. Harry King, Alfie Cooke, James McMahon

Friday 8th December, 6:15pm-6:55pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 5:45pm-6:25pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre


Starring Ellie Hemingway, Ben Morris, Lauren Cottey, Luca Taylor, Joshua Bellis, Len Thornewell, Toby Parker

Friday 8th December, 7:30pm-8:10pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 12:45pm-1:25pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Theatre


Starring Joel Dyer, Jenna Wrigley, Courtney Sarsfield, George Moore

Friday 8th December, 7:45pm-8:20pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 1:45pm-2:20pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Studio

Wrong Place, Right Time

Starring Vincent Saunders and Dominic Hatton-Woods

Friday 8th December, 3:30pm-3:50pm – Tickets

Saturday 9th December, 6pm-6:20pm – Tickets

New Adelphi Studio


Featured MA Durational Piece

Saturday 9th December, 11am-1pm – Page

Followed by a Q+A

Click here for more information on accessibility and directions to the New Adelphi Building.


New Adelphi University Rd
Salford M5 4BR