From 19th to 22nd October, performances can be seen in some very unexpected places in Liverpool.
Award-winning Liverpool arts organisation Hope Street Ltd presents the third On the Verge, a unique festival in our city, presenting daring performances of theatre, comedy and dance by the next generation of artists in the north. This is theatre that challenges and re-imagines the theatrical experience.
On the Verge presents work in unexpected spaces, such as a window, a bus, a bar, a karaoke, a football pitch and even under one of the performer’s skirt! It’s new work by emerging artists for culture seekers thirsty for new experiences, as well as for those who wouldn’t normally go to the theatre and would like to try something different.
Most performances will take places in intimate settings; these performances have been created with you, the audience, in mind. From a show for only six people at the time, to taking a trip on a bus, to joining a football crowd, there will be something that hopefully will interest you here.
And joining all our emerging talent, On the Verge has invited the multi-award winning Vero Cendoya Dance Company to Liverpool, presenting the U.K. premier of their exceptional dance theatre performance THE MATCH.
ON THE VERGE BROCHURE ONLINE
DATES: 19th to 22nd October
Some performances are FREE. Two panel events open to everyone will also be FREE
Most performances at £5
The Match £12
HOW TO BOOK
Phone: 0844 8000 410
Also search for individual shows directly in Ticket Quarter website
The Line Up, Shows, Companies and unusual spaces:
-In a karaoke bar
Karaoke Tales by Steffi Sweeney. Enter our homemade karaoke bar for a night of stories and questionable vocals.
-In a historic Liverpool building
Liverpool Unearthed by Bespectacled Theatre. A horror-theatre experience set in an old Victorian police station.
-On a bus and a secret location
A Void by Mooncup Theatre. In a world after Brexit, let the women of A-Void Cult show you the guiding light! … post-truth has never looked so good.
-In a window¦
I See You by Sabrina Richmond, Spy this snapshot of a woman battling the dehumanising immigration machine.
-In public spaces across the city¦
Are You Still With Us? by Gentastics. Two dancers playing with rebellion. Come join us. Yeah!
-In a changing room¦
96/27 by Rachael Mutch, An honest performance based on one woman’s account of surviving the Hillsborough disaster.
-In a bar¦
Pour and Serve by Caitlin Gleeson. A drink with a bartender who flips the script on gender, power and harmless banter.
-Under a skirt
Under My Skirt by Jennifer McMillan. Lift up my skirt and be served a flirtatious afternoon tea.
And In a football pitch
SPECIAL GUESTS Vero Cendoya Dance Company from Barcelona, presenting the U.K. premiere of the award winning:
THE MATCH (La Partida), a performance of dance and football
For more information, go to www.hope-street.org