Tickets on sale for unique
Sgt Pepper event
TICKETS have gone on sale for a unique
event which will literally bring the theatre into people's homes in the
Liverpool 8 area of the City.
Award winning company 20 Stories High has joined forces with Phelim McDermott
(Improbable) in a unique collaboration to produce She's Leaving Home taking
place in living rooms in Liverpool 8, over May and June 2017. Inspired by the legendary Beatles song, the show has been specially commissioned
as part of 'Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home' Liverpool's celebration
of the 50th Anniversary of iconic album:- 'Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.'
Tickets cost just ₤5 and priority tickets are on are on sale from today for
those with L8 postcodes, and they will then go on general sale on Monday, 15 May
Researched and developed with young adults in Liverpool, the play explores
themes around home, housing and family and will be performed in people's living
rooms, within L8 area.
What does it mean to leave home for young people? What does it mean for their
families and guardians? Where do the young people go, out of choice or
necessity? What will this play provoke in addressing these questions? Discover
the narrative based upon the original song and young people's lives today…
She's Leaving Home is expected to be 1 of the more poignant and unforgettable
commissions of the Sgt Pepper celebration programme which run from 25 May 2017 to 16
June 2017. It will see each track from the album used as the creative springboard for
13 brand new events taking place across Liverpool.
Producer of the overall Sgt Pepper programme, Culture Liverpool's Alicia Smith,
said:- "We are extremely excited to see how 20 Stories High will interpret
this incredibly emotional track. This nationally recognised award winning
theatre company who happen to be based in Liverpool, has an outstanding record
of producing thought provoking work which stays with the audience long after the
show. And with the added elements of Phelim McDermott's involvement, the unique
venues along with the topical subject matter; this will be an unmissable
Written by Keith Saha (Co-Artistic Director of 20 Stories High) working with
associate artist Phelim McDermott (Improbable) the play is directed by Julia
Samuels (Co-Director 20 Stories High). It features 25 year old local actor
Brodie Arthur (ex 20 Stories High Youth Theatre) with puppetry by Alison Duddle
performed by Zoe Hunter, and live music from cellist Semay Wu.
"I trained in the youth theatre with 20 Stories High so I'm super excited
to be acting in this play which is taking place in the area where I and my
parents grew up. I think a lot of young people will connect with the character
I'm performing on a personal level." Brodie Arthur, actor, aged 25
"We were chuffed to bits when we were asked to take part in this. I'm a
huge fan of the Beatles and Sgt Peppers. Also working with Phelim McDermott and
the young people of Liverpool to delve deep into issues around home and housing
has been a real eye opener and feels like an urgent thing we definitely need to
be exploring in 2017." Keith Saha, Writer
Performance Venues, Dates and Times...
This show will be performed inside real living rooms in the Liverpool 8 area.
There are 2 types of performance as outlined below.
► Public Performances:-
31 May to 9 June 2017, 2pm and 7pm; ₤5 which guarantees you an exclusive
place to 1 of 10 tickets per living room
performance. 7 June 2017, at 7pm is a British Sign Language Performance. Details of
living room location will be revealed to bookers only.
Recommended for ages 13+, for more information and to book tickets see:-
► Tickets available from:- Unity Theatre Box Office (on sale from 10 May
2017, priority booking for L8 residents
then general sale from 15 May 2017, via calling:-
0151 709 4988 or visiting:-
Private Performances:- (Private
Homes, L8) 10 June to 18 June 2017, open only to
private home hosts, their friends and families (personal invite only from home
hosts, no public tickets available).
Creative and Production Team:-
► Writer:- Keith Saha.
► Director:- Julia Samuels.
► Associate Artist:- Phelim McDermott.
► Puppetry Director:- Alison Duddle.
► Design Consultant:- Miriam Nabarro.
► Dramaturg:- Phillip Osment.
► Production Manager:- Richard Owen.
► Producer:- Amy Fisher.
► Performers Actor:- Brodie Arthur.
► Cellist: Semay Wu.
► Puppeteer: Zoe Hunter.
Wirral Live 2017
LOCAL bands Mic Lowry and The
Hummingbirds added to a line-up headlined by Little Mix, The Libertines and
Madness and also featuring Conor Maynard, The Coral, Reverend and The
Makers, The Farm, Anton Powers and Bronnie
The line up for Wirral Live just got better with the addition of hugely
popular local groups Mic Lowry and The Hummingbirds.
Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers FC, will play host to three nights of
live music as Little Mix, The Libertines and Madness headline a trio of
concerts on successive nights later this month for Wirral Live 2017.
The 3 day event runs from 19 May to 21 May 2017 and also sees The Coral, Reverend
and the Makers, Conor Maynard, The Farm, Anton Powers and Bronnie take to
Mic Lowry have now been added to Sunday's already amazing line up, where
headliners:- Little Mix are also joined by Conor Maynard, Bronnie and Anton
The Hummingbirds complete a stellar line up on Saturday, with The Libertines
headlining and rounding off a day of music that also features:- Reverend and
the Makers and The Coral.
Wirral Live kicks off in style on the Friday night as 80s stars Madness
bring their unique brand of fun and music to Merseyside for the night,
joined by special guests:- The Farm, with Courts opening the 3 day show.
Merseyside's own trailblazing boyband Mic Lowry are freshly back from
supporting US superstar:- Justin Bieber across 22 European Cities. Winners of
the 'MOBO UnSung Award' in 2015, a prize that recognises the best new or
emerging music of black origin within the UK:- Ben Sharples, Kaine Ofoeme,
Akia Jones, Delleile Ankrah and Michael Welch were spotted early on as a
band to watch.
The 5 piece R&B outfit's most recent single:- 'Whiskey Kisses',
showcases the harmonies that have become their trademark and followed on
from:- 'Oh Lord', their massive hit featuring Phil Collins that amassed an
incredible 55 million streams.
Born and bred in the North, The Hummingbirds aren't afraid or ashamed to
take inspiration from Merseyside's most famous musical export, The Beatles,
yet have forged their own distinctive sound that has unsurprisingly seen
them build up a strong and loyal following willing to travel the length and
breadth of the country; and beyond; just for the chance to see them play
and hear those harmonies.
The Hummingbirds:- Jay Davies, Mic Kountis, Richard Smith, Matty Brougham
and Ryan Lewis; have put in plenty of hard yards to build up this
following, gaining national radio airplay whilst still independent artists
and evolving a sound that references the likes of:- Ryan Adams, The Eagles and
Jake Bugg as much as it does the British Mersey sound that maybe first
inspired them to pick up those instruments in the 1st place.
Tranmere Rovers will be turning their Prenton Park home into 1 of the
largest concert venues in the North, for 1 amazing weekend, before the
pitch is renovated over the summer.
Tranmere Chairman Mark Palios said:- "We're really excited about being
able to bring three great days of music to the people of Wirral. There is
nowhere else on the Wirral that could host an event like Wirral Live.
This event could be huge for both Wirral and Tranmere Rovers Football Club."
Tranmere Rovers Vice Chairman Nicola Palios added:- "We are really
excited that Prenton Park is to host internationally renowned names like
Little Mix, The Libertines and Madness in front of a packed stadium, it
really will underline that Wirral and Tranmere; a flagship music venue,
capable of attracting some of the world's biggest artists."
The shows take place from Friday, 19 May to Sunday, 21 May 2017, at Prenton Park,
Tranmere Rovers FC, Prenton Road West, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 9PY.
► Friday - Madness, The Farm, Courts.
► Saturday - The Libertines, The Coral,
Reverend and the Makers, The Hummingbirds.
► Sunday - Little Mix, Conor, Maynard, Mic
Lowry, Anton Powers, Bronnie.
more information about this event visit:-