New Order in new collaboration

Bernard Sumner joins in theatre partnership

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has announced he is to collaborate with a young theatre company for people with learning difficulties.

The Bernard Sumner/So Many Words collaboration will result in a showcase theatre work entitled ‘Shimmer’, performed by The Studio Theatre in Salford, Greater Manchester on May 15.

So Many Words is based at Oakwood Youth Club, Salford and funded by Arts Council NorthWest.

‘Shimmer’ uses original music to explore characters, relationships and fantasy, and will take on themes from Chinese folklore, animals and nature.

The news was posted on fan site Worldinmotion.net.