UK Tour 2016

All Roads Meet Ltd are very happy to announce that New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division & Manchester will be embarking upon a national tour in Spring 2016. The tour will be promoted by Edge Street Live.


Buy Tickets for London dates here:

For Bury St. Edmunds click here

Liverpool Epstein

Sheffield Leadmill

Leeds City Varieties

Manchester Dancehouse Theatre


“New Dawn Fades – A Play About Joy Division and Manchester”, chronicles the rise and fall of ​ Manchester’s ground-breaking post-punk band and the tragic suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.

Showing in theatres around the country, this is the story of four ordinary lads from Manchester, Salford and Macclesfield who, inspired by the punk revolution of the 1970s, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time, Joy Division.
​T​his unique production places the band within the context of Manchester’s history as a city with a vibrant reputation, setting the scene for a completely new and fascinating look at the Joy Division story.
Anthony H Wilson (played by Lee Joseph)​ guides the audience through the heart and soul of both the band and the city, interviewing an array of historical figures, including Roman General Julius Agricola, Dr John Dee, and the Buzzcocks!
The result is a spellbinding journey of love, passion, progress, grief, and of course music, drawing inspiration from the enigmatic lyrics of Ian Curtis, with a soundtrack featuring live performances of his most beloved tracks.
A smash hit when it debuted at the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2013, New Dawn Fades was subsequently staged at the Macclesfield WinterFest in Ian Curtis’ home town, where it played to capacity audiences and standing ovations, as it did in March 2014 during a one-off performance at Manchester’s Dancehouse Theatre. A tour of NW England in 2015, saw more acclaimed performances at a variety of theatres including Chester’s Forum Theatre, Leeds City Varieties, and Manchester’s Dancehouse.
Now, due to popular demand, the show is going on the road again, touring London, Bury St Edmonds, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield, between 29 March and 23 April 2016.

Written by Brian Gorman, creator of Everyman: The Story Of Patrick McGoohan – The Prisoner, co-writer of the 2013 stage version of Blade Runner, and writer/artist of the Joy Division graphic novel.
The play is produced by Giles Bastow of All Roads Meet, and directed by James Foster (Mischief Night, The Violators and Diary of a Bad Lad).
The play stars Michael Whittaker as Ian Curtis, Natalie Perry as Debbie Curtis and Lee Joseph as Tony Wilson

Tuesday 29th March:                           London Highgate – Jackson’s Lane
Wednesday 30th March:                      London, Highgate – Jackson’s Lane
Thursday 31st March:                          London, Highgate – Jackson’s Lane
Friday 1st April:                                    London, Highgate – Jackson’s Lane
Monday 4th April:                                Bury St Edmunds – Apex
Thursday 7th April:                               Liverpool – Epstein Theatre
Friday 8th April:                                   Liverpool – Epstein Theatre
Saturday 9th April:                               Liverpool – Epstein Theatre
Thursday 14th April:                             Manchester – Dancehouse
Friday 15th April:                                 Manchester – Dancehouse
Saturday 16th April:                             Manchester – Dancehouse
Monday 18th April:                              Leeds, City Varieties
Tuesday 19th April:                              Leeds, City Varieties
Friday 22nd April:                                 Sheffield – Leadmill
Saturday 23rd April:                             Sheffield – Leadmill

For press tickets, interviews or additional image requests via Dropbox please contact either: Jo Houlcroft, Jo Houlcroft Communications 07773739165 or Siobhan Hanley, Siobhan Hanley Communications,, 07793 279276.

Please note, only a limited number of press tickets are available for each performance so requests for pairs will be dependent on general demand.

 What the reviewers said about New Dawn Fades:

“… a spellbinding and brilliant play about one of the greatest bands of all time. I totally urge anyone left out there who believes in music to go and see it.”
John Robb, Louder Than War,

 “I was crying. It was very emotional at the end. It captured everything perfectly. I loved it; it had everything – the music and the emotion… there was such a buzz in the building.” Rowetta, Happy Mondays

 “New Dawn Fades is more than a play about Joy Division; it’s about Manchester, friendship, love and heartbreak … it’s clear this is a piece full of energy.” Tracey Lowe, The Good Review

 “It’s all very entertaining and works unexpectedly well, especially at capturing the spirit of the times…” Kevin Bourke, Manchester Evening News

 “This is a very ambitious play and (the director) works wonders to achieve many complex scenes with style.” Dave Cunningham, The Public Reviews

 A powerful and irresistible glimpse of an exciting time for the development of Manchester, Salford and alternative pop culture.” Matt Charlton,

 “Let’s just say, this is an experience you won’t easily forget.” Mary O’Meara, Mudkiss Magazine

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. Is this production coming to London at all? If not it might be fitting to travel up to Manchester to see it. Can’t wait, have been a JD fan for 35 years xxxxxxx

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