The Playhouse will host one of the most critically acclaimed productions of 2016 for seven performances this November, as Headlong’s People, Places & Things comes to Liverpool as part of a U.K. tour.
The critically-acclaimed production enjoyed a sold out run at the National Theatre and the West End before embarking on a national tour. A production on Broadway recently premiered at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Written by the celebrated playwright Duncan Macmillan, who also created the stage adaptation of 1984 that visited the Playhouse in 2013, the play was nominated for Best New Play at the 2016 Olivier Awards.
The production features the innovative stage design of award-winning designer Bunny Christie, who also designed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and has toured extensively since 2012.
An intoxicating play, People, Places & Things became the must-see show last year for its vivid portrayal of one woman’s entanglement in addiction, treatment and self-awareness.
Irish born Lisa Dwyer Hogg will play Emma, an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addictions to drink and drugs.
Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab. Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing.
When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?
Joining Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma are Michael Balogun (Shaun), Trevor Fox (Paul & Dad), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Jodi), Ekow Quartey (Foster), Andrew Sheridan (Mark), Imogen Slaughter (Meredith), Aimee-Lou Wood (Laura) and Matilda Ziegler (Doctor & Mum).
People, Places & Things visits the Playhouse from Tuesday 14 November to Saturday 18 November 2017. Tickets are available from the Box office, online or by telephone on 0151 709 4776.