a show about the end of love.

14-17 september

tell us your stories

This project is a little different to other shows we have played this year. The theme of our Cabaret is "The End Of Love", and over the course of the night we will be telling stories about endings.

If you have a story that you that would be happy to share with us, tell it to us in a voice message by calling 0161 505 0356.

Some of these stories will end up in our Cabaret, woven through the music to form a tapestry of songs and tales. Don't be shy - it's cheaper than therapy!




Nichla Smith The Captain

Rakhi Singh Violin
Simmy Singh Violin
Ali Vennart Viola/Producer
Adam Szabo Cello
Ben Griffiths Double Bass
TBC Piano

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Come and spend a genre-bending evening with CHANTEUSE Nichla Smith, as she takes you by the hand and leads you into the unknown.

With Nichla at the helm, Manchester Collective reimagine an unlikely set of songs. Tonight, Elbow collides with Arvo Pärt, and Vaughan-Williams snuggles up to Nina Simone. There are no rules; anything goes in this electro-acoustic exploration of love and loss, cabaret and song.

Don't miss it.

nichla smith

Nichla Smith is a classically trained singer, writer, visual artist, and actress.  She currently divides her time between Melbourne and Berlin, and is set to release a debut album of original music in 2017 through Red Door Sounds.

Upon being awarded her Bachelor of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2010, she toured for several years with Opera Bights and the Ten Sopranos. 

In 2012, Nichla moved to Melbourne and formed the Nish Smith Trio; shortly after, she was featured as one of Triple J’s “Unearthed” artists. During this period, Nichla also wrote, recorded, and toured her debut EP, Come On, Spaceman.

Since 2015, she has split her time between Melbourne, where she is currently writing and recording a new album with Siew Ooi at Red Door Sounds, and Berlin, where she writes and illustrates picture books for children under the business name Niche Drawings.