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Unity Theatre reveals new spring season of shows

The Unity Theatre has revealed its spring 2022 season with a host of visiting companies and Liverpool creatives staging work at the Hope Place venue.

Vamos, Graeae Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Melissa Johns are among those heading for the theatre.

Vamos finally arrives with Dead Good – a timely show about the importance of living every precious day to the full, which was the Unity’s first cancelled show back in March 2020.

It will be at the theatre on March 3.

March also sees the return of Graeae Theatre, the UK’s leading disabled led theatre company, with new show Kerbs. The debut play from Michael Southan explores taboos around sex, romance and disability and is directed by DaDaFest artistic director Nickie Miles-Wildin.

And Actors Touring Company and Orange Theatre will present the European premiere of Asian-Australian playwright Michele Lee’s smash hit Rice, directed by Matthew Xia.

In April, Figs in Wigs bring Little Wimmin’ their feminist adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, and June sees Coronation Street’s Melissa Johns present Snatched, her uplifting one woman show about how iCloud was hacked and explicit photos of her were released online. The programme also includes a special-events series featuring comedians Mark Watson, Daliso Chaponda, Fern Brady and John Hegley.

February sees Liverpool’s All Things Considered (The Storm Shepherd, Sleepover) return with a new Unity co-production 8 Hours There and Back. The verbatim theatre piece was developed alongside national charity Time Matters UK and young people from Out There and Families Outside and shines a light on the estimated 300,000 children affected by parental imprisonment.

Meanwhile the new season also includes work from other Liverpool-based performers including Will Dickie, who presents White Sun on April 21.

And Unity’s first Open Call Programme, created to support 22 Liverpool-based artists with income and performance opportunity during the pandemic, concludes with three more works; More Than Blood - a new show from playwright Marjorie Morgan; Rowena Gander’s Barely Visible, an empowering physical solo performance that brings focus to common issues that queer women face; and Flood Theatre’s Touch.

In addition, Unity Online will include a £1-a-month On Demand platform housing high-quality recordings of its live events programme plus a series of online training, workshops and round-table discussions from artists in the season.

For more details on the season programme and to book visit the website HERE


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