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Liverpool Everyman invites audience to be vocal part of new show

February 15, 2019

Audience members will be invited to take to the stage and sing their hearts out at the Everyman next week.

Us Against Whatever, running at the Hope Street theatre from March 20-23, will include plenty of what’s being billed as ‘riotous karaoke’.

And Hull-based theatre company Middle Child, which is staging the production in association with the Everyman and Playhouse and Hull Truck, wants to encourage audience participation.

Artistic director Paul Smith explains: “Us Against Whatever is a karaoke cabaret about the changing face of a northern city. It’s a good night out, featuring audience karaoke, with a belting story at the heart of it, about two young women trying to find a place to call home.

“Although it’s set in Hull there are many parallels with Liverpool and it’s more broadly about what it means to come to and from cities like ours, and who gets to speak for the people who live in them.

“We’re absolutely buzzing to bring it to the Everyman and it’s a real privilege to premiere the show here. We know how much this city loves karaoke and we can’t wait to party with our audience.”

Taking audiences back to 2016, with the Brexit vote on the horizon, the story follows Anna and Steph.

Both looking for a place to call home, Polish woman Anna is questioning her decision to move to the UK and Steph, from Hull, watches as her city changes under austerity.

Us Against Whatever is at the Liverpool Everyman from March 20-23. Tickets from the website HERE

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