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Eurovision inspires special playwriting competition


Liverpool’s hosting of this year’s Eurovision on behalf of Ukraine has been the inspiration for four new plays being staged in the city ahead of the annual song contest.

Make it Write CIC is behind Make-it-Write-a-Vision which will take place at the Hope Street Theatre on May 5-6.

The organisation decided to run a playwriting competition based on the major international music event, and backed by members of the city’s Ukrainian committee who offered some ideas.

The four chosen plays which will be staged in May are:

Life and Souls by Merseyside writer Wallace Charles which tells of the host of Ukrainian refugees being troubled by memories of his dead son, while the soldier son and brother of the refugees goes missing in Ukraine.

Iceland, from Dublin-based Sean Denyer, concerns a Eurovision-themed pub quiz where love might hold the winning answer.

Rom-com Love Shine a Light, by Crosby’s Bernie Winston, tells of a duo who crashed out of Eurovision with ‘nul points’ who are asked to get together for a comeback.

And Liverpool writer Steve Bird’s From Waterloo With Love involves a taxi ride edging towards romance. But the course of true love never did run smooth.

The plays are suitable for audiences aged 16 and over.

Make-it-Write-a-Vision is at Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre on May 5-6. Tickets HERE


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