From the 17th to 23rd June, The Casa on Hope Street is excited to be part of the inaugural Liverpool Fringe Festival. They have got ten productions on over the period of a week. The shows look fabulous and relevant. Everything from original contemporary drama on the subject of racism, the refugee crisis or treatment of women to classics such as Edward Albee’s Zoo Story and Shakespeare’s History plays as well as bit of Improv chucked in for good measure! Each show lasts approximately one hour, so why not book in for a couple that interest you for the afternoon or evening!! You can find details of how to book tickets at the bottom or alternatively you can pay on the door.
Off-Off-Off Broadway Company
Saturday 17th, 3pm & Sunday 18th 8.30pm Tickets: £6 (£5 Concession)
In her mind Diana is a glamorous singer descended from the Romanovs, and Leon her accompanist. In reality the pair are patients in a British mental facility heading for closure. A darkly comic drama by an award-winning company.
TOY BOX FABLES & THE TREASURE STORY
Liverpool University Drama Society
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th, 7pm Tickets: £5
Toy Box Fables – A dramatic reimagining of three classic fairy tales in a darkened land of make-believe.
The Treasure Story – What is the most valuable treasure in the world? A traveller journeys to a mysterious town to find the answer SHAKESPEARE AT WAR
Saturday 17th, 8.30pm & Sunday 18th 3pm Tickets: £5
The Casa’s resident theatre group perform extracts from Shakespeare’s history plays on the theme of war. A one-hour abridged version of their spring production. ‘Go and be enlightened.
Two Thousand Yard Stare
Sunday 18th, 5pm & Monday 19th, 7pm Tickets: £5
Two Thousand Yard Stare present an hour of spontaneous and completely unscripted improv, where two pairs of performers create totally unique and never before seen comedy plays, based entirely on audience suggestions. No script, no parameters and nowhere to hide. Improv at its most raw.
Monday 19th, 8.30pm & Tuesday 20th, 8.30pm Tickets: £6
A wonderful black comedy from Edward Albee, writer of Whose Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. A middle class publisher meets a semi derelict in Central Park, New York who’s conversation and stories will change him forever.
FRANCA RAME MONOLOGUES
Realisti Visionari & Burjesta
Theatre Tuesday 20th, 7pm Tickets: £5
An Anglo-Italian co-production of the work of acclaimed dramatists Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Three actresses performing monologues from a comic and grotesque universe, Rise and Shine, A Woman Alone & The Same Old Story.
TAKING CARE OF BABY
Falling Doors Theatre
Wednesday 21st, 7pm & Thursday 22nd, 8.30pm Tickets £6
Dennis Kelly tackles the complex case of young mother Donna McAuliffe, convicted of the murder of her two infant children. In a series of probing interviews, the people in this story reveal how they may have harmed those
they sought to protect.
Potentially Brilliant Productions
Wednesday 21st, 8.30pm Tickets: £5
A devised, collaborative play connecting the personal lives of people trying to survive whilst caught up in exploitation and complex international intriguing using elements of Greek Theatre.
Hope Street All Stars
Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd, 7pm Tickets: £6
At 15 years old, John’s life has spiralled into a lonely abyss. Amongst the chaos he meets Far Right Extremism. His once chaotic mind is refocussed; a passion is ignited as John falls deeper into the life of a militant racist.
THE MAN WITH NO IDENTITY
Friday 23rd, 8.30pm Tickets: £5
Ambitious business man Edgar j Harris craved power. Betrayed himself for the ultimate goal…. success!! But for what cost? With the luxurious lifestyle pushed by greed for more. This is the man with no identity lost within himself.
To book tickets for any of the above shows and to see the complete list of shows and venues taking place in the Liverpool Fringe Festival click on the following link – http://liverpoolfringe.co.uk/subdomains/shows/.
Theatre @ The Casa can be found on Hope Street, in the heart of Liverpool’s theatre district. It is a fringe theatre venue space with in-house theatre lighting and sound system, a two-level stage and seating for a hundred.