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celebrating 30 years

‘The most ambitious theatre in Liverpool...’ The Guardian

Welcome Back! In the last few months we’ve been scouring the world for the best theatre, performance and family shows and we’ve come up trumps in our new season, where, as always, the thing to expect is the unexpected! Taking the title of the show literally, Upside Down, Wrong Way Round will see the building transformed as a promenade performance leads around unity’s nooks and crannies with actors in cupboards, dressing rooms transformed and a world of smoke, mirrors and magic conjured before your very eyes. The climax of long-running collaborations sees Gold Mountain with award-winning French Canadian company Les Deux Mondes in unityone and site-specific masterpiece For The Best as part of Liverpool’s Year of Health. All this supported by top touring companies Spike Theatre [The Games], Vanishing Point [Interiors] and Coal Theatre [Fragility of X], family shows with Moonfleet and When We Lived In Uncle’s Hat, the ever-popular Terry Titter and of course our Christmas family extravaganza, an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Red Shoes’. I hope you get chance to visit us this autumn, without our audience, our supporters and you, our friends, we are just a building on a street. All the best,

Graeme Phillips ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


autumn season highlights

Gold Mountain World Premiere Wednesday 6 to Saturday 16 October Award-Winning Les Deux Mondes with unitytheatre present this multimedia, visual feast following one man’s journey from Communist China to Liverpool as he searches for the father he barely knew. Pages 8 and 9.

For The Best Tuesday 16 to Sunday 28 November Direct from London, this moving site specific show at Liverpool One’s Gostin building highlights stories of bravery, love and strength. Pages 24 and 25.

The Red Shoes Tuesday 30 November 2010 to Saturday 22 January 2011 Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is re-imagined and brought to life by the company that created the acclaimed Snow Queen. Perfect for all the family, don’t miss the story of little Grace reaching for her dreams. Pages 28 and 29.

Terry Titter’s Christmas Caper World Premiere Thursday 9 to Saturday 18 December Time to tickle your festive fancy with Terry Titter’s terrific tinsel topped Christmas cracker. Painfully funny and not to be missed! Page 30.


unitytheatre and Hope Street Ltd

Upside Down, Wrong Way Round

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World Premiere Thursday 9 to Saturday 11 September Preview Wednesday 8 September Weave around the nooks and crannies of unity before spilling onto Hope Place and up into Hope Street in this exciting and innovative physical experience celebrating 30 years of unitytheatre. See the building transformed as you are led through a series of film-noir inspired performances and installations. Discover areas usually closed to the public. Expect to laugh, expect to be amazed, expect to be astonished. Most of all expect the unexpected. Award-winning Hope Street Ltd help develop new talent at the start of their careers. Many of their graduate companies and artists will contribute artistically towards the show alongside many of unity’s regular touring companies. Supported through the Thrive/Golden Opportunities Scheme. A promenade performance artistically lead by Cocoloco. Lighting designed by Phil Saunders Art direction by Kathy Sandys Find out more at hope-street.org

showtimes at 15min intervals from 7:00pm tickets £5.00 You may also like ...

One ensemble. Eight stories. Infinite possibilities. Enjoy an unbound adventure at the Everyman this Autumn, with John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’ A Whore and Anthology with Slung Low. everymanplayhouse.com


Kick Theatre

Deadly and Our Little Secret

Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 September Deadly

Our Little Secret

A dark comedy by Mary Cooper & Donna Lesley Price.

Written and directed by Donna Lesley Price.

Satan has tired of hell and wants a peaceful life back in heaven, but, in order to do so, a good deed must be done.

A powerful, gripping and breath-taking documentary drama, which has received critical acclaim and won a number of awards including Best Performer, [Move Through Festival 2010] Best Actress, Best Play [Leverhulme Festival 2008] and the Best of Merseyside and Deeside [All England Festival 2008].

Along comes Cynthia who signs a contract with the Devil to allow the ‘Dark Ruler of Hell’ to assist her in winning the love of her life, Nathan. But will all go to plan for this unlikely duo? boxoffice: 0844 873 2888 Book securely online unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Ssshhhh... It’s a secret. Funded by Grassroots.

showtime 7:30pm tickets £5.00/£4.00 concessions Recommended for age 15+


Guilty Dog Productions

Vivian Stanshall’s: Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

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Wednesday 29 September to Friday 1 October ‘Stanshall sadly died in 1995 but this wonderful show is a more than fitting tribute to his eccentric genius.’ Liverpool Daily Post ***** ‘It’s a work of much genius, albeit on the lunatic fringe, and one which inspires devotion ...’ Liverpool Echo [9 out of 10] Following this year’s sell-out performances Mike Livesley returns with his acclaimed portrayal of the legendary Vivian Stanshall as he lovingly recreates legendary 1978 LP ‘Sir Henry at Rawlinson End.’

‘English as tuppence, changing yet changeless as canal water, nestling in green nowhere, armoured and effete ... Great Aunt Florrie, toast-crumbs specking the fine hairs gracing her upper lip, tea-cup half empty, lukewarm in her lap, dozed in a cosy Chippendale settle ... It was chill, but a beautiful morning ...’ Mike Livesley as Vivian Stanshall Directed by Paul Carmichael Musical accompaniment by Brainwashing House Designed by Sieleah McEvilly

showtime 8:00pm tickets £12.00/£10.00 concessions


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unitytheatre and Les Deux Mondes

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Gold Mountain World Premiere Wednesday 6 to Saturday 16 October David Yee is trying to piece together the broken jigsaw of his father’s life - exploring his rambling stories in a search for family truths. But when every answer poses more questions will David find the man he barely knew? In an epic journey from a small village in China to war-torn Liverpool, through the horrors of sailing the Atlantic convoys, follow Yee Lui’s story of friendship, addiction and adversity against the backdrop of Communist China. ‘You must leave, go and bring honour to your family. Find your gold mountain, make your fortune. Then and only then can you return.’ Award-winning French-Canadian company Les Deux Mondes and unitytheatre come together to create a spectacular emotive multimedia performance with stunning imagery, film, music and soundscapes. Starring David Yip [The Chinese Detective, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, A View to a Kill] and Eugene Salleh [The Sleeping Dictionary and Eyes Down]. Written by David Yip and Kevin Wong with Les Deux Mondes Visual concept and direction by Daniel Meilleur Music & soundscape by Michel Robidoux Visual concept & video by Yves Dubé Lighting designed by Phil Saunders

Preview Performance: Wednesday 6 Post-Show Discussion: Monday 11 and Thursday 14 Matinee: 2:00pm Wednesday 13

David Yip

Eugene Salleh

showtimes 8:00pm and 2:00pm tickets £12.00/£9.00 concessions £8.00 preview £9.00 groups [eleventh ticket free]


Coal

The Fragility Of X

Tuesday 19 October A woman and her autistic teenage son set off on an extraordinary journey into a world where anything is possible.The bizarre is routine, normal life is beyond reach and day trips are steps into the unknown. Discover what happens if you stop juggling – if you just roll with it, if you enjoy fully every moment, until you find yourself on top of the world and realises that there's no way back... A new play about boundaries, freedom, relationships and art, unblinkingly unsentimental, funny, alarming and provocative. boxoffice: 0844 873 2888 Book securely online unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

The Fragility Of X was originally produced in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, 3- sixty with support from Arts Council England. ‘Director John Wright has a wonderfully unashamed sense of theatre.’ The Independent Written collaboratively from an idea by Annie Fitzmaurice. Directed by John Wright. A hothouse promotion.

showtime 8:00pm tickets £7.00


Vanishing Point and Napoli Teatro Festival Italia

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Interiors

Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 October Behind a window, in a cosy room, a group of friends gather for a meal. Around the table stories unfold. There is laughing, flirting, joking, eating and dancing. But sadness soon threads into the occasion, marked by the appearance of a mysterious stranger outside the window. Interiors is inspired by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck’s astonishing play, Interior. Utterly hypnotic, deeply mysterious and powerfully intense, Interiors is Vanishing Point’s award-winning and internationally acclaimed production, now beginning a European tour.

‘A beguiling piece of theatre that is sad, funny and heartbreakingly humane ...’ The Guardian ***** Time Out ***** Metro ***** The Herald ***** The Scotsman **** Financial Times **** Originally co-produced with Teatro Sabile di Napoli and Traverse Theatre in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Tron Theatre. Developed with the support of the National Theatre Studio. Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton. vanishing-point.org

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions


Spike Theatre in association with unitytheatre and The Met

The Games

Friday 22 to Saturday 23 October Three athletes with aspirations of greatness are poised to compete at the largest sporting event in the ancient world, ‘The Games’.

This comic re-telling of all things Greek will incorporate sporting equipment with a thousand uses, an original musical score and scenes of simulated nudity!

Under-funded, under-prepared and completely out of their depth, they take on the heroes of ancient Greece.

Devised by the company Directed by Mark Smith and Toby Park [SpyMonkey]

This is their story...

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. spiketheatre.com

Inspired by stories of the ancient Olympics, Spike Theatre bring back to life a world of Greek Gods and bizarre sporting events in their own inimitable style. boxoffice: 0844 873 2888 Book securely online unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions Recommended for age12+


Anomic Multimedia Theatre

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The Sum Of It All ...

Tuesday 26 October Stanley is anonymous. Invisible. Unseen. He dreams of being a successful businessman, being noticed, being admired and revered. So when the opportunity to impress his boss is offered he leaps at the chance. But when his choice costs him his girlfriend, love and support, where can he go? Is there any escape?

Investigating a subject explored many times throughout the history of theatre yet one that remains a relative taboo. ‘If suicide is the second most serious public health issue for young men, why don’t we know about it?’ Dan Bell, BBC News. Directed by the award-winning Dan Shorten, The Sum Of It All is an eclectic, stylish, visual feast with delicate storytelling, integrated technology and choreographed physical theatre. anomic.co.uk

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions


unitytheatre and Spencer Leigh

An Evening With Johnnie Hamp

Wednesday 27 October ‘... I count myself a lucky man to have worked with a man as talented, funny and good natured as Johnnie Hamp.’ Michael Parkinson During a show business career spanning six decades Johnnie Hamp has worked with most of the major British and American stars including; The Beatles, Woody Allen, Burt Bacharach, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Peter Sellers as well as creating the award-winning series The Comedians.

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Although a talented television presenter and variety artiste Johnnie Hamp is best known as as a top television producer. Devising over two thousand programmes he was responsible for the first major appearances of countless artistes as well as interviewing Hollywood heavyweights including Gene Kelly, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman. Don’t miss the chance to get behind the scenes in the golden age of British television with ‘Mr Showbusiness,’ in conversation with Liverpool’s own Spencer Leigh.

showtime 7:30pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions Recommended for age12+


Angel Exit Theatre

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Moonfleet

Friday 29 to Saturday 30 October A gang of mischievous buffoons, washed up on wild shores tell the fearsome and funny tale of orphan boy, John Trenchard, and his quest to find Blackbeard’s lost treasure.

‘There is so much vivid theatricality and inventiveness at work here that I am already looking forward to its next show.’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Inspired by Falkner’s classic novel, Angel Exit Theatre cleverly weave together live music, striking physicality and puppetry to tell this thrilling tale of smuggling, dastardly deeds and wicked escapades.

‘The audience, which ranged in age from 6 to 80, was transfixed and transported... Do see this wonderful show as the tour brings it to a theatre near you.’ This is Dorset

A perfect show for everyone with a sense of adventure aged from 6 to 106!

‘Theatrical invention is everywhere...visually exciting throughout, ... never loses the quality of a life-changing adventure story.’ The Stage

showtimes 7:30pm Friday 4:30pm Saturday

tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions £6.00 children, £28.00 2 adults, 2 children


Homotopia

Homotopia

Homotopia

Mother/Son

Monday 1 to Wednesday 24 November

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 November

Homotopia 2010 returns to unitytheatre with a packed programme of theatre, exhibitions, dance, film and comedy.

A semi-autobiographical tour-de-force, Jeffrey Solomon plays both a son and the mother who struggles to accept his sexual orientation, tracing her transformation from shell-shocked parent to the mom at the front of the Pride Parade.

For preview videos, featurettes, news and more information about this exciting festival visit homotopia.tv For full line-ups and booking information visit homotopia.net

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A powerful portrait of homosexuality and the family. Critically acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic as hilarious, moving and tender, Mother/Son is not to be missed.

showtime 7:30pm tickets ÂŁ8.00/ÂŁ6.00 concessions


Homotopia ... UK Premiere

Giselle, or I’m Too Horny To Be A Prince

Homotopia and Right To Love

Sex, Drags, Rock’N’Roll

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Thursday 4 November

Friday 5 November

Giselle, or I’m too Horny to be a Prince is a duet between a ballet dancer and his favourite pair of sleazy black boots. Set to the original Giselle score this intimate autobiographical collage is told through images, kink, ballet, and exhaustion.

‘If you think you’re too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.’ Betty Reese. ‘We’ve all got to stick together ’cause those that hate us do.’

Funny, touching, embarrassing and engaging, Giselle sheds a new light on the trials and tribulations of trying to be a prince.

A new film by young Homotopians in Liverpool and Gay Youth in Warsaw about equality, diversity and identity.

Conceived and performed by Joseph Mercier Co-produced by The Chisenhale Dance Space & Clara Giraud

‘It’s about challenging discrimination. It’s about asking for respect, to be treated equally and when we don’t get it, taking it, our right to love.’

Contains nudity and explicit references.

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions

Recommended for age16+

showtime 6:00pm tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions


Homotopia

Lavender Club

Homotopia

Call My Puff

Friday 5 November

Saturday 6 November

MC Terry Titter leads from the front with the return of queer comedy, mime and music featuring:

Polari & The Lost Language Of Queerdom

Ryan Styles, Ernesto Tomasini and La Gateaux Chocolat. ‘It’s a definite winner with me and I’m looking forward to seeing this one develop.’ realliverpool.com

Munge, eek, lallies... What on earth does it all mean? A special live edition of Call My Bluff with a difference. Celebrity panellists David Hoyle, Lady Shaun, Doreen Kum Kwik, Margi Clarke and Maisie Trollete [Britain’s Oldest Drag Queen]. Compered by Terry Titter.

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions

showtime 6:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions


Homotopia

Lavender Girls

Homotopia and Earthfall

The Factory

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Saturday 6 November

Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 November

Soul, laughter and tears.

‘I never wanted to be an artist. I wanted to be a tap dancer.’ Andy Warhol.

Sit back and enjoy the enticing scent of lavender featuring music and comedy at our home-grown cabaret night featuring the award-winning MC Rosie Wilby, Stella Duffy, Angela Clerkin, Jennifer John and Mini Copper.

Multi-award winning Earthfall’s latest work using dance, film and live music is inspired by the underground New York arts scene of the ’50s/’60s, exploring the protests, creativity, and hedonism that marked the ’60s. ‘... raw, outrageously sexy, utterly inebriated and remarkable ...’ The Independent on GIG Post-Show Discussion: Tuesday 9

showtime 9:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions

Recommended for age15+


Homotopia and MDI

Manmade

Homotopia

Factory Floor

Thursday 11 November

Friday 12 November

An evening of work from three of the freshest and most exciting male choreographers working in contemporary dance today.

Elvis Is My Mum by Abi Lake

Award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke presents 9 to 5 exploring the twisted underbelly of disco, Liverpool’s Darren Suarez presents his newest work B-itch Switch and a special guest choreographer will bring a third explosive and passionate work to the unity stage. Make sure you witness this unique evening of scintillating male dance. Part of the LEAP 2010 Festival

showtime 8:00pm tickets £9.00/£7.00 concessions

A night of new work by new and emerging female artists: Five Fragments by Louie Jenkins & Carrie Whittaker But I Just Want to Fall In Love And Work With Elephants by Caroline Wilson Titillation by Emily Underwood-Lee Local Reality Expo on... Hope Street by Clare Duffy Find out more at factoryfloor.org

showtime 7:30pm tickets £7.00/£5.00 concessions


Finger In The Pie Theatre

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Sweeney Todd

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 November Roll up, roll up, witness this brand new fiendishly funny adaptation of Sweeney Todd. Meet the monstrous murderer, hear his terrible tale, then watch him hang horribly for his grisly, ghastly and gruesome crimes. A deliciously depraved black comedy of slapstick humour, clowning, grotesque characters, physical storytelling, live cabaret music and puppetry. ‘...delightful, funny and macabre.’ Broadway Baby ***** ‘...a beautiful, perfect production.’ Hairline *****

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Strung

Directed by Alexander Parsonage Produced by Flavia Fraser-Cannon

Wander through unity as freaky creatures appear and chaos ensues. Puppet cabaret acts surround you with devilish delight in this new showcase by Liverpool puppeteers Puppet Pool.

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions

showtimes pre and post show tickets free

Recommended for age10+


tutti frutti and York Theatre Royal

When We Lived In Uncle’s Hat By Peter Stamm and Jutta Bauer

Saturday 13 November This is a play about how walls don’t make a house, And doors don’t make a house. It’s a play about how a family makes a house.

an energy and wondrous beauty that will take you to the house with the blue light, round the brim of uncle’s hat and over the moon, all in search of that most magical place – a home.

And it doesn’t matter where you live, Whether it’s an up house or a down house, or an outhouse or a townhouse, Who you live with, is the important bit.

Adapted for stage by Finegan Kruckemeyer Directed by Wendy Harris Designed by Alison Heffernan Composed by Dominic Sales Movement direction by Ruth Tyson-Jones

This delightfully illustrated children's book is brought to life with live music and a merry band of actor-musicians bringing boxoffice: 0844 873 2888 Book securely online unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Find out more at tutti-frutti.co.uk Recommended for age5+

showtime 4:30pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions £6.00 children, £28.00 2 adults, 2 children


unitytheatre

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Splatterdays!

Saturday mornings from 25 September Children’s workshops filled to the brim with loads of messy, exciting fun! Led by our dedicated team of arts practitioners in a safe, friendly and supportive environment. September: 25 October: 2, 9,16, 23 and 30 November: 13 and 20 To discuss any specific needs your child may have please contact: splatterdays@unitytheatre.co.uk

Playtime11am to 1pm. Ages 5 to 8 years Forget behaving yourself and sitting quietly in the theatre! Creative play workshops with storytelling, arts and crafts, music, drama games and performance. Performing Arts Club 2pm to 4pm. Ages 9 to13 years Learn drama, music, storytelling and puppetry. Gain technical skills, write stories, and put together your own performances in these performing arts workshops. Don’t miss our next To Do Market on Sunday19 September. Find out more on our website.

tickets £4.50 per child/£8.00 for two siblings

£2.50 per child for families on a low income


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Mark Storor and Anna Ledgard in collaboration with Artsadmin and unitytheatre

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For The Best Tuesday 16 to Sunday 28 November A new interpretation of the TMA Award Winning Show 2009 Being on dialysis is like being in a washing machine, your blood is put through a 4 hour rinse cycle and then you come out all squeaky clean. I don’t put salt on my dinner anymore, it’s not fair on him. Dialysis means you can get bored out of your skull: but a wandering mind can travel for miles and miles and miles, and there are no limits to the imagination. ‘A devastating theatrical journey.’ The Guardian ***** ‘...an extraordinary and tender evocation of one family’s struggle.’ Time Out ***** A site-specific show housed on the fourth floor of the historic Gostin Building in the heart of Liverpool One, For The Best has been created over five months with patients attending Royal Liverpool University Hospital, their families, artists and performers. Beautiful, fragile and multi-layered, this is an imaginative journey through a family's experience of living with chronic illness. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool on behalf of Liverpool City Council for Liverpool’s Year of Health and Wellbeing. Created in partnership with Liverpool City Council through Culture Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, unitytheatre and Liverpool Primary Care Trust. Funded by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Liverpool City Council through Culture Liverpool, Arts Council England and Liverpool Primary Care Trust. First Presented at the Unicorn Theatre Prices include a £1 donation to the Renal Unit at The Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Recommended for age8+

Photograph by Andrew Whittuck

showtimes vary see schedule on page 35 for details tickets £10.00/£6.00 concessions/children £5.00 Schools price [per attendee]


DaDa International

The Grimstones: Hatched

DaDa International

Play Readings

Friday 19 November

Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 November

Meet Gertrude Grimstone and her assistant August in this funny and beautiful gothic fairytale of dreams, giant books and magic, suitable for all the family.

Me & Marilyn Monroe

Join this extraordinary family; a daughter who can read dreams, a mother who sews garments lined with love, a grandfather who heals people with his magical concoctions and a new addition, a baby boy. But, what powers does he possess? ‘...deliciously dark and touching...’ Sunday Mail Adelaide**** Recommended for age8+

An Australian sign language interpreted performance.

showtime 7:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions £6.00 children, £28.00 2 adults, 2 children

‘Only me and Marilyn Monroe get looked at every time we walk into a room’ once remarked a disabled poet. Inspired by this DaDaFest invited some of the most talented and exciting deaf and disabled writers in the UK to turn their own unwavering gaze upon the world around them.

Krankenhaus Blues

Sam Forman’s frightening and funny play about disability issues, genocide, and the grim realities of show business. A playwright, an actress and a clown are locked in a Nazi asylum for reasons beyond their comprehension.

showtime 7:00pm tickets £4.00/£3.00 concessions


DaDa International and Moomsteatern

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Compagnie Of Strangers

Saturday 20 November UK Premiere An old man steps into a beautiful and surreal landscape of memories, filled with the black shadows of his past. Climb into a world of giant ballerinas, gnarled old ladies from the underworld yearning for the caress of a chapped hand and strangers singing long forgotten songs. Footsteps echo on a path that was never followed in this new show, combining a dark sense of humour with visual pranks, emotional music, giant puppets and grotesque masks.

The first UK appearance by acclaimed Swedish Theatre Company Moomsteatern, who are the National Theatre of Learning Disability in Sweden and employ an ensemble of full time actors and creators. A stunning visual work that confounds stereotypes and challenges prejudice. Recommended for age 8+

showtime 7:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions £6.00 children, £28.00 2 adults, 2 children


unitytheatre with Hope Street Ltd, RAW and Petite Ullaloom Theatre Company

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The Red Shoes By Hans Christian Andersen Tuesday 30 November 2010 to Saturday 22 January 2011 What price would you pay to have everything you’ve ever wanted? Grace wishes for fame, fortune and fine clothes. She dreams of living uptown where the lights from the skyscrapers twinkle like stars and where the people always seem happy. But you should be careful what you wish for ... One snowy day Grace finds herself in front of a shop she has never seen before. In the window is a pair of magical red shoes that sparkle like rubies. They can give her everything she has ever wanted, but there is a price, they can never come off ... Not even when she is in the bath! Join Grace on a journey filled with the most extraordinary people in a technicolour world where you should never forget where you’ve come from ... From the creative team behind 2009’s acclaimed production of The Snow Queen, Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is brought to life in this fun and delightfully dark new adaptation, perfect for all the family, ages 5 – 105! Written by Filippo Fiori & Lucy Fiori Music score and stage direction by Patrick Dineen Based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen

ullaloom PETITE

T HEATRE

C OMPANY

ullaloom.co.uk

hope-street.org

showtimes vary see schedule on page 35 for details tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions £6.00 children, £28.00 2 adults, 2 children


Robert Productions with unitytheatre

Terry Titter’s Christmas Caper

Thursday 9 to Saturday 18 December It’s time again to tickle your festive fancy with Terry Titter’s terrific tinsel topped Christmas cracker! Prepare for a grown-ups only all new one man comedy tour de force specially written for unitytheatre and designed to fill you with festive fun and frolics! ‘Packed with gags and played with palpable relish – a sense of festive fun for which Cinders would gladly give her glass slipper!’ The Times

Terry is a regular contributor and cast member of Count Arthur Strong’s Sony Gold Award-Winning BBC Radio 4 show and a previous winner of Liverpool Comedian Of The Year. A personal text message from Mr Titter to his fans: “Book early, ha ha!! Gts really chokka and evryones on me case bout tckts and wontin to gt in. Me fone nvr stops. Mntal. Jy 2 the wrld! ;-) Lst txt no cred X”

‘The festive show to go to.’ Liverpool Echo boxoffice: 0844 873 2888 Book securely online unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions Suitable for age 16+


Big Wow with unitytheatre

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The Friendship Experiment

Thursday 13 to Saturday 29 January Big Wow return with last year’s sell-out show. Theatre without a safety net. In fact there’s not even a tight rope. Whatever happens happens. It’s like making it up as you go along. But different.

A full-throttle ridiculously speedy multi-character playing seventy minutes of comic bravado. ‘Highly original comedic talents.’ Metro ‘Fast-moving, inventive and hilarious.’ British Theatre Guide

‘A duo in the style of The Right Size ... They bridge the gap between comedy and theatre.’ The Guardian

Tell your friends.

Two mates from way back when.

Book early ... Really!

A road trip that unravels their story.

showtime 8:00pm tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions


unitytheatre

Education & Community

The Buffalo Riot

© Jen Kweeday Photographer

Saturday 4 December

Our experienced theatre and arts practitioners work closely with you to create bespoke educational packages.

Liverpool six-piece, The Buffalo Riot, have built up an extensive fan-base across the country with thoughtful, heartfelt songs and genuine quality. Beautiful three part harmonies encompass the blissful Americana-Country sounds of past, present and future.

The following activities are available: • Theatre tours with Q&A sessions with actors and unitystaff. • Creative workshops at unitytheatre or your venue or school • Post-show discussions • Cross-curricular projects for a range of budgets • Arts Award accredited venue • Professional development for creative practitioners

‘...Really talented musicians with everyone writing the songs, they also have the bonus of a singer who has a great powerful voice...check these out!’ Dave Monks – BBC Radio Merseyside thebuffaloriot.com

showtime 8:00pm tickets £5.00/£4.00 concessions

We can work with Foundation, Key Stages 1 – 4, college and university groups. For more information please contact louiseflooks@unitytheatre.co.uk or 0151702 7367.


unitytheatre

Donate

Booking Tickets

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By Phone: 0844 873 2888 [local rate] Online: unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk [ÂŁ2.50 per transaction] In Person: 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG Please note there is a 50p charge for credit/debit transactions. Unfortunately we cannot accept payments by American Express. Tickets can be posted out for an additional charge of 75p or collected in person at the Box Office

Box Office Opening Hours

Monday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm or show start time +15mins Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30am tc 6:00pm or show start time +15mins Sunday: Closed [subject to performances]

Reservations

Tickets can be reserved for up to 3 days. Tickets reserved for shows within three days will be held until 1 hour before the performance. We are unable to offer refunds. Please arrive at least 15 mins prior to the performance, latecomers may not be admitted.

Discounts & Concessions

unitytheatre angels Love unitytheatre? Want to support it more? By becoming a unityangel you can! unityangels is a donation scheme which allows unity to invest in new projects and in the development of up and coming local artists. Any donation, no matter how small, makes a difference in allowing us to continue to produce and promote the most innovative and exciting work in Liverpool and the North West. This autumn unitytheatre angels are supporting our production of Gold Mountain. For more information contact: suewilliams@unitytheatre.co.uk or call 0151 702 7361, alternatively, visit unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk

Discounts may be available for booking 10+ tickets. Please ask at the box office at time of purchase. Concessions are available for people with disabilities, senior citizens, job seekers, students and under 16s on most productions.

Access

unity is fully accessible with a ramped entrance, lift to all levels and accessible toilets. Large print and audio brochures can be provided on request. Please contact the boxoffice for more details.

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Korova Fly In Philharmonic Pub The Loaf Magnet hardmanstreet

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hopeplace

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The Side Door arradstreet Car Park myrtlestreet Philharmonic Hall

hopestreet

10 til 10

pilgrimstreet

Dory’s

The Picket [R I P]

Jamm Factory

caledoniastreet Ego

Quarter

LJMU – LSU

metropolitancathedral

marylandstreet

Everyman Theatre & Bistro

Host

unitytheatre Patrons

David Morrissey

Exhibitions

Our thanks to...

unity regularly exhibits work by local, regional and national artists in its foyer areas. This autumn the exhibits will include:

The Makin Charitable Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund Hope Street Ltd, The Frood Family, Arts Council England

30 Years Present

Our patrons:

Tuesday 7 September to Saturday 2 October A celebration of 30 years of unitytheatre in Hope Place featuring work by over 30 artists.

Josette Bushell-Mingo, Bill Kenwright, Andrew Lancel, David Morrissey and unityangels

Gold Mountain

Tuesday 5 to Saturday 30 October Artwork to accompany our production of Gold Mountain.

Big Kiss – Homotopia

Tuesday 2 to Saturday 27 November A series of art by local and regional artists.

Thanks to the City of Liverpool for its financial support


The Red Shoes performance dates:

November Tuesday 30 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7:30pm December Wednesday 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm Thursday 2 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... 1:30pm Friday 3 ... ... ... ... ............ ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 4 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Monday 6 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Tuesday 7 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm Wednesday 8 ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Thursday 9 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am Friday 10 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 11 ... ... ... ... ...... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Monday 13 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Tuesday 14 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm Wednesday 15 ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Thursday 16 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 18 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Monday 20 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Tuesday 21 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Wednesday 22 ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:30pm Thursday 23 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm January Wednesday 5 ... ...... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Thursday 6 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Friday 7 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 8 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5.30pm Monday 10 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Tuesday 11 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am Wednesday 12 ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Thursday 13 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am Friday 14 ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 15 ............... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5.30pm Monday 17... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10am and 1:30pm Tuesday 18 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm Wednesday 19 ... ...... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Thursday 20 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm Friday 21 ... ...... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:00am and 1:30pm Saturday 22 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5.30pm

For The Best performance dates:

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November Tuesday 16 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:30am and 1.30pm Wednesday 17 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:30am and 1.30pm Thursday 18 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm and 7:00pm Friday 19 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7:00pm Saturday 20 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm and 7:00pm Sunday 21 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:00pm Tuesday 23 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:30am and 1.30pm Wednesday 24 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10:30am and 1.30pm Thursday 25 ... ... ...... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm and 7:00pm Friday 26 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 7:00pm Saturday 27 ... ... ......... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1:30pm and 7:00pm Sunday 28 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2:00pm and 5:00pm

unitytheatre bars

Open 1 hour before and after shows unitytheatre’s bar stocks a wide range of delicious wines and beers. Pre-order your interval drink to beat the queues and relax in our comfortable air conditioned bars. printed by t: 0151 922 8516 e: info@theprintroomuk.com


ticketoffice: 0844 873 2888 online: unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk email: tickets@unitytheatre.co.uk utext: 07840 65 98 07 inperson: at unity 1 Hope Place, Liverpool, L1 9BG A private company limited by guarantee Number 3333987. Registered Charity Number 1062463

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Unity Theatre Autumn 2010  

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