Daniel Kitson is set to return to the Liverpool Everyman this autumn – but will play to a completely empty theatre.
While the Yorkshire-born comedian and writer is on stage in Hope Street over four nights from November 4-7 with his new show Dot. Dot. Dot. his audience will be watching at home.
Tickets are now on sale with capacity limited to that of the 400-seat auditorium, and audience members emailed a link to a live stream online.
Dot. Dot. Dot. has been conceived and written to be performed in this way as Kitson presents his account of six ridiculous and devastating months, experienced largely from a safe distance, almost immediately misremembered and retold here so inaccurately as to be, very nearly fictional.
He says: “I haven’t been operating within the guidelines and I haven’t been guided by the science and I haven’t come out the other side stronger or wiser or better for the experience.
“I didn’t eat out to help out and I didn’t become a parent and I haven’t made use of a reciprocal travel corridor. I haven’t moved out of London and I haven’t volunteered for anything and I haven’t attended a socially distanced outdoor performance of Educating Rita.
“I didn’t keep going to work and I didn’t work remotely and I did not use this time to work on my physique. I haven’t done laps of my garden and I haven’t put myself in harm’s way and I have done nothing to support the British hospitality industry.”
Daniel Kitson brings Dot. Dot. Dot. to the Liverpool Everyman from November 4-7. Tickets HERE