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Unity Theatre announces new 2022 season shows

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre has revealed the second half of its 2022 season – with more than 50 productions being staged at the Hope Place venue.

The season includes 21 new successful Open Call Programme artists who were chosen from more than 200 applications for support through the scheme.

Nine new plays, two writing festivals, two interactive theatre premieres and an audio experience walking tour are among the new shows which will be staged through the initiative which offers a mixture of funding and ‘space to create’ support.

in addition, the Unity will host visiting shows from companies and creatives including Action Transport Theatre, Melissa Johns, Scottee, Vincent Dance Theatre and Leo & Hyde.

And there will also be work from Physical Fest, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, BlackFest, DaDaFest and Homotopia.

Unity artistic director Gordon Millar said: “The programming is brimming with everything Unity stands for – creative diversity, incredible national work; exciting new productions which we're proud to be supporting, something for all the family, an industry leading talent development programme and the return of many of Liverpool’s best arts and culture festivals who we’re pleased can call us their home.

Above: Gordon Millar

“Crucially the programme continues to be both in-venue, online and out in the region so that as many as possible can chose to access all that we do.

“We’re also thrilled to share the news of the 21 artists and companies who will receive support and a place in our season through Unity’s annual Open Call Programme.

“This year’s cohort reflects the creativity, character, stories and talent of Merseyside and its people.

“With everything from an audio walking tour of the city exploring different women’s experiences of safety on our streets, to a piece of interactive theatre created especially for different generations to enjoy together in care homes, the line-up highlights the wealth of creativity in Merseyside.

“There are also nine new play premieres on the Unity stage as part of the programme, an artist showcase in Bootle Strand and two new digital pieces – so it’s going to be an exhilarating autumn.”

For the full autumn programme visit the Unity website HERE

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