After murdering his brother in cold blood, we meet Cain, exiled from his homeland, followed by his memories, and haunted by figures from the past. Cain must now retrace his steps back to Eden in pursuit of redemption. Origins is a stage thriller that steps deep into the heart of darkness, where movement, sound and rhythm combine to create a physically pulsating story of love, loss and brotherhood.
Winner of the ‘Pick of the Fringe’ award by Voice Magazine at 2017’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and selected for 2016 ‘A Nation’s Theatre’ celebration at The Southbank Centre.
- Directed by Adam Davies, Henry McGrath and Ian Morgan
- Lighting Design by Aaron J Dootson
- Sound Design by Oscar Thompson
- Costume by Maria Moiseeva
- Photography by Patrick Dodds
- Set by Animikii Theatre & Ian Bruscomb
Venue & Booking Information
Ticket prices for performances £8 (£5 all concessions).
Available in advance, online or in person or on the door.
Axis Offer Card: £16 (£10 all concessions).
3 performances for the price of 2. Available in person only.
Concessions for students, people with disabilities (and carers if appropriate), unwaged, senior citizens. ID may be required.
The performance programme is mainly aimed at an adult audience, aged 14+, unless otherwise stated. Please contact Box Office to check.
FREE Opening Times Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm.
Groups for OpenSpace by arrangement. Please contact Box Office.
FREE after 5pm.
If visiting before, parking permit available from Box Office / university reception.
All spaces are accessible to wheelchairs. An indication loop is available for all performances by prior arrangement. Large print brochure is available on request. If you have any queries or require assistance, please contact Box Office.
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How to book
Call 0161 247 5302
Book online: axisartscentre.org.uk/booktickets
Reserve by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserved tickets must be collected
at least 15 minutes before the performance begins or may be resold.
Buy in person
From the Axis Box Office an hour before each performance – before then, please call 0161 247 5302 to confirm we are open.
Buy 8 tickets, get 1 FREE
Where are we?
Axis Arts Centre, MMU Cheshire, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 5DU
Tel: 0161 247 5302
How to find us
Axis Arts Centre is on the Crewe Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University.
By train: we are 10 minutes walk from Crewe station.
By road: find Crewe from J16 or J17 of the M6. We are off Crewe Green Road. Free parking.