To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, award-winning The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company bring their political comedy-drama Hidden Mother to Liverpool Fringe, having already enthralled Liverpool audiences as part of Shiny New Fest last year.
In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer-raconteuse in Petrograd, and Leon her accompanist. In reality the pair are patients in a British mental asylum heading for closure. When not singing folk songs or reminiscing about her life as a Russian aristocrat felled by the Revolution, Diana is forced to confront her true memories of life with an unstable mother. What will happen to this fragile human being when her only sanctuary looks set to vanish forever?
Hidden Mother stars Laura Louise Baker as Diana and Polis Loizou, who wrote the show, as her friend and accompanist Leon. The character of Z., Diana’s therapist, is played via audio by Jaacq Hugo.
Following the enthusiastic response at last year’s Buxton, Liverpool, Camden and Ventnor (Isle of Wight) fringe festivals, and this year’s Brighton Fringe, The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company are thrilled to return to Liverpool for this new festival. They’ll also be coming fresh from this year’s Brighton Fringe.
The trio first hit the fringe circuit in 2009 and have seen a string of successful shows across the U.K. since, including sell-out chiller ‘Peaceful’ and award-winning Hitchcock reworking ‘Back Door’.
Tickets for the show, which is on at The Casa on June 17th at 3pm and June 18th at 8.30pm, are priced at £6 with concessions available at £5. To book go to www.liverpoolfringe.co.uk.