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unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk


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WELCOME TO UNITY We give our audiences and participants opportunities to engage with live performances that excite, entertain and inspire. Our programme is innovative, and we invite acclaimed & emerging artists to explore the personal, social and political. We develop theatre-makers at every stage of their careers and love introducing our audiences to exciting new artists, making work which sets trends, breaks boundaries, and champions the community. We’ve been behaving radically onstage since the 1930’s and to this day, our theatre serves as a counterpoint to the mainstream, championing equality for diverse audiences and artists.


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Liverpool Arab Arts Festival presents

THE SHROUD MAKER By Ahmed Masoud

Sat 14 July | 7:30pm £12.50 / £10.50 (Conc) | Unity 1 Loosely based on a real life character still living in Gaza, The Shroud Maker is a dark new satire by Ahmed Masoud, telling Hajja Souad’s story of survival.


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Unity Youth Theatre presents

THE UNCOMFORTABILITY OF A MADE UP WOR(L)D

Directed by Laura Campbell & Carl Cockram

Fri 27 – Sat 28 July | 7pm £10 / £8 (UYT Members £5) | Unity 2 Unity Youth Theatre navigate their way through a text-speak, emoticon world of unrealistic, filtered and photo-shopped versions of reality, whilst exploring if living life online has as many benefits as it does negatives.


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Limbik Theatre present

THE FORECAST Sat 8 September | 7:30pm £12.50 - £14.50 (£10.50 Conc) | Unity 1 In a backyard near you, in the not-too-distant future, four women from four corners of the globe float in mid-air. Prepare for songs, shadows, and a whirl of giant dresses on wheels. And women hanging by a thread. (Literally).


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Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

MEEK

By Penelope Skinner Directed by Amy Hodge

Mon 10 – Sat 15 Sep 7:30pm (Sat Mat 2pm) £12 - £16 (£10.50 Conc) | Unity 1 Penelope Skinner’s (Linda, The Village Bike) new play is a haunting vision of ruthless state control, tense friendships and one woman’s determination not to be broken. Directed by Amy Hodge, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: NORTHERN JOKER Tue 18 Sept | 7:30pm £15.50 (£5 unwaged) Unity 1 The golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. Can Justin adapt to survive?

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COMEDY


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WOKE

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Wed 19 Sept | 7:30pm £12.50 (£10.50 Conc) | Unity 1

The twin juggernauts of hip-hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out.

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COMEDY

ZOE LYONS: ENTRY LEVEL HUMAN Thur 20 Sept | 8:00pm £16.50 | Unity 1 Hugely popular Zoe Lyons returns with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags – don’t miss out!


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201 Dance Company presents

SKIN

After the sell-out international tour of Smother, 201’s award-winning hip-hop theatre presents SKIN, a boy’s intimate journey of gender transition to discover a body that feels like home.

Fri 21 Sept | 7:30pm £12.50 - £14.50 (£10.50 Conc) Unity 1


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Tmesis Theatre in association with Unity Theatre and The Arts Centre EHU present

BEYOND BELIEF

Fri 28 Sept – Sat 6 Oct | 7:30pm (1:30pm Matinee Fri 28 Sept) £10 - £14.50 | Unity 1

What would happen if you could live forever? If you could bring your loved one back to life and resurrect their digital soul? With their trademark, playful physical style Tmesis explore how we cope with loss in the digital age and how we won’t ever let Elvis die. @TmesisTheatre #BeyondBelief


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SBC Theatre presents

WHERE WE BEGAN Tue 9 October | 7:30pm £10.50 (£8.50 Conc) | Unity 1

The UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary, Stand and Be Counted present a wild and vivid vision of the future, combining storytelling, movement and live music. Five performers from across the globe challenge existing notions of ‘home’ in this multilingual celebration of personal identity.


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Break A Leg Productions in association with Bill Elms present

John Schumacher By Emma Culshaw and David Paul Directed by Jackie Downey

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Oct 7:30pm (3:30pm Thur & Sat) £10.50 - £17.50 | Unity 1 This gripping new psychological thriller will have audiences literally on the edge of their seats

Emma Vaudrey

When an unwelcome visitor knocks on the door and there is nowhere to hide, the truth catches up, resulting in terrifying consequences. When the truth surfaces, there is no escape!

Alice Merivale


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Told by an Idiot and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present

ALL YOU NEED IS LSD By Leo Butler Directed by Paul Hunter and Stephen Harper

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Oct | 7:30pm £12 - £16 (£10.50 Conc) | Unity 1 Monty Python, Being John Malkovich, and Alice in Wonderland all resonate in this exhilarating and original comedy as we watch the playwright, Leo, jump down the rabbit-hole of a medical trial in search of enlightenment - and a good story.


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A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production in association with Latitude Festival

POP MUSIC

By Anna Jordan Directed by James Grieve

Tue 30 October | 7:30pm £15 (£12.50 Conc) | Unity1 A wedding. A free bar. G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. Their veins course with adrenaline and prosecco. Join them on a journey through thirty-years of Pop.


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A Unity Theatre and Action Transport Theatre co-production in association with DaDaFest

Fri 30 Nov – Sat 5 Jan | Various Times £9.50 - £15.50 | Unity 1 Utterly theatrical, beautifully told, with fantastic songs and brilliant performances, Beauty and the Beast is fun for all the family! Fantastic for Christmas. Perfect for children aged 5+

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GET UP CLOSE! Roll up your sleeves and get involved with Unity activities suitable for all ages: • Get closer to the action with meet the cast events, for The Shroud Maker and All You need Is LSD… • Skills Workshops, including Splatterdays, Unity Youth Theatre and Tmesis Physical Theatre sessions in autumn 2018 • The return of our fantastic play sessions for the very young with Travelled Companions • Come and say hello to us at our family friendly activities at LIMF and the Clipper Race Finish For details of all upcoming events, keep an eye on unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk and sign up for our newsletters!


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USEFUL INFO Ticket Sales Book online 24 hours a day at unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk Ticket sales desk open: 12pm – 6pm Mon – Sat Call 0151 709 4988 Print your tickets at home! Ask at the box office for details. General information We hope that you enjoy your visit, please visit unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk for full terms and conditions. Please check them before booking as we are unable to give refunds. Parking: On street Pay and display parking is available close to the venue. Car parks are located on Renshaw Street and Mount Pleasant – more info at unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk


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Accessibility We are committed to being accessible, please contact us with a query. Wheelchair spaces are available. Look for the BSL logo on our website for BSL interpreted performances. Guide Dogs are welcome in all areas of the venue. Lift access to all areas of the venue. We have a radio hearing system in both venues. Unity Theatre, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG

Unity Theatre is a private company limited by guarantee number 3333987. Registered charity number 1062 463


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ASSOCIATE ARTISTS & COMPANIES Unity proudly collaborates with companies Action Transport Theatre, DaDaFest, Homotopia, Travelled Companions, 20 Stories High, Tmesis Theatre & Big Imaginations and supports artists Laurence Clark, Dorcas Sebuyange, Tooth and Nail, What A Little Bird Told Me and Alice Bunker-Whitney


Jul 14

LAAF – THE SHROUD MAKER 7:30pm, Unity 1 Jul 19 – 21

THE SILENCE BETWEEN US 8pm, Unity 1 Jul 27 – 28

THE UNCOMFORTABILITY OF A MADE UP WOR(L)D 7pm, Unity 1 Sep 8

THE FORECAST 7:30pm, Unity 1 Sep 10-15

MEEK

7:30pm (Sat Mat 2pm), Unity 1 Sep 18

JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: NORTHERN JOKER 7:30pm, Unity 1


Sep 19

WOKE

7:30pm, Unity 1 Sep 20

ZOE LYONS: ENTRY LEVEL HUMAN 8pm, Unity 1 Sept 21

SKIN

7:30pm, Unity 1 Sep 22

GARY DELANEY: GAGSTERS PARADISE 8pm, Unity 1

Sep 28 – 6 Oct

TMESIS THEATRE – BEYOND BELIEF 7:30pm (Fri Mat 1:30pm) Oct 9

WHERE WE BEGAN

7:30pm , Unity 2


Oct 10 – 13

BLOOD RUNS DEEP 8pm (3:30pm Mat), Unity 1 Oct 16 – 20

TOLD BY AN IDIOT – ALL YOU NEED IS LSD 7:30pm, Unity 1 Oct 30

POP MUSIC 7:30pm, Unity 1 Nov 6 – 17

HOMOTOPIA

Various times, Both spaces Nov 12 – 19

DADAFEST

Various times, Both spaces 30 Nov – 5 Jan

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Various times, Unity 1


DADAFEST INTERNATIONAL 2018 DaDaFest International is back for 2018. The critically acclaimed disability and D/deaf arts festival will take place throughout November at Unity and in venues across Merseyside. See dadafest.co.uk and @DaDaFest for updates

HOMOTOPIA 2018 Unity plays host to Liverpool’s most fabulous festival Homotopia from 6 - 17 November, this year’s theme is I Will Survive! Keep an eye on homotopia.net for further news and announcements.


Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre

By Penelope Skinner

Mon 10 – Sat 15 Sept FROM THE PRODUCERS OF PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS AND 1984.

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Unity Theatre is a private company limited by guarantee number 3333987. Registered charity number 1062 463

Unity Theatre Autumn Highlights 2018  

See the top shows coming to Unity Theatre this Autumn.

Unity Theatre Autumn Highlights 2018  

See the top shows coming to Unity Theatre this Autumn.

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