…like a shot of adrenaline straight to your moral compass.

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Operation Black Antler’s latest run in Manchester is receiving great reviews, with audiences and critics commenting on the show’s ability to make you question yourself and the role of surveillance in our society.

Manchester Evening News commented “Difficult, disturbing, challenging – one of the most gripping pieces of theatre you’ll ever see”.


Read the full reviews in the links below:

★★★★★ “By some distance the cleverest and most challenging I have ever taken part in…” North West End

★★★★★ “”…the beauty of Operation Black Antler is in the complete unknown.” Northern Soul

★★★★ “Unique, slightly surreal and unafraid to tackle taboos, it’s an experience you’re unlikely to find again.” Manchester Confidential

★★★★ “This reviewer’s advice is simple: go along for the ride!” The Reviews Hub

“It is the power and subtlety of Operation Black Antler that ensures that we really do become deep swimmers in a very murky world.” Live Art Alive

“Understand the emotional consequences of being someone you’re not. Question the decisions we as a society make in how we monitor extremist groups.” Quiet Man Dave

“A fascinating thrill ride that is very impressively put together and performed.” British Theatre Guide

Operation Black Antler is running at secret locations across Manchester until Saturday 17 June.

Operation Black Antler is a work by Blast Theory and Hydrocracker.

Co-commissioned by Ideas Test and Brighton FestivalOperation Black Antler has been developed with support from Arts Council England and in partnership with Dramatic Resources.

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