We are delighted that Wise Children'sRomantics Anonymous will be (virtually) coming to the Everyman in September! The show, directed by former Kneehigh Artistic Director Emma Rice, is about a gifted chocolate maker who is riddled with social anxiety. This delicious love story, about breaking the mould and finding the courage to be happy, was due to tour the USA before the pandemic struck, and we are very excited to be able to offer it to our audiences.
A carefully developed Covid-safe plan means that the performance will be streamed live and staged in its original form with singing, dancing and no need for social distancing. As the show is live-streamed, what audiences see on their screen will be what is happening on stage at Bristol Old Vic in real-time.
You can book tickets for Tue 22 Sep at 7.30pm via the link below and a proportion of sales will come back to us!
The Neon Shadow
friends at Kneehigh together with one of our favourite choreographers, have
created The Neon Shadow, a love story with a bitter twist.
modern fairytale for grown-ups and brave youngsters. It plunges head first into
the depths of isolation, technology and desire and is inspired by Hans
Christian Andersen's rarely-told tale, The
A man in
isolation waits at his window for a sign of life in the outside world. When he
sees someone looking back, his heart skips a beat and a secret love begins to
blossom. Not brave enough to speak his truth, the man turns to technology to
help him transform into everything he wishes he could be. But technology has
With direction and
choreography from Tom Jackson Greaves (Fiddler on the Roof, Paint Your Wagon, Miracle on 34th Street), live music by Dom Coyote, words and
lyrics by Anna Maria Murphy and animation by Venn Creative this short digital
artwork will explode onto your screen with vivid colours, sounds and physicality
Alongside the film,
The Creation Club (LGBTQIA+ Individuals from Cornwall) has been exploring the
themes of love and isolation through digital movement and writing workshops
with the films creative team.
It was filmed in July 2020 within Covid-19 guidelines and
restrictions and will be premiered on 28 August at 8pm.
Fri 28 Aug at 8pm, Free
Mark Thomas Lockdown Live: The Red Shed
A topical tale about the miner''s strike.
The Red Shed is a 47 foot long, wooden, red, Socialist shed in Wakefield where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners strike. The battle of politics is remembering over forgetting.
The evening consists of a live intro from Mark before a pre-recorded performance of The Red Shed, followed by a live Q&A (Please leave your questions in the chatroom as the show is on.)
Tickets cost ?5 and if you use the link below 20% of sales go to the Everyman & Playhouse.
Thu 24 Sep at 7.30pm, ?5?
Diversity Action Group??
We have created our first Diversity Action Group to take forward the theatres' commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion and social justice.??
The Diversity Action Group will consist of four staff, four board members and four co-opted members of the public whom we are now actively looking to recruit.
Find out more about the group, and how to be a part of it by clicking the link below.
The Everyman has been included in a photography project focusing on the UK''s empty theatre spaces.
Our Empty Theatres?by Helen Murray features photographs from 22 theatres from Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and London.
Speaking about the project, Helen said:?
"Photography, like theatre, has an incredible power to make you feel. It tells stories, it transports us into unseen worlds, it educates us and it helps us reflect."
"My photos are a love letter to not just the theatres themselves but to the people, artists, staff and communities who give these buildings life."
You can view the full?Our Empty Theatres?gallery featuring all 22 venues on Helen''s website.
Theatre for Good
Our initiative Theatre for Good is supporting 4 local, freelance artists to use their practice for good in our Liverpool communities. The grants represent 40 hours of their time, which they are free to use in a way that they feel will benefit the community. These artists have never been previously commissioned by us, and we''ve been open to their creative ideas, which are different for every artist.
Here''s more on our 4 nominated freelance?artists and their plans:
Gaia Ajuja is an actor, DJ and activist, and she using her bursary to develop and support the delivery of her DJ workshops with young people in L8 at The Unity Youth and Community Centre in Toxteth.
Andrew McKay, or maybe you know them better as Filla Crack, is a drag queen, theatre maker and actor. Andrew is using his Theatre for Good bursary to become a mentor for an artist of colour, helping to launch them onto Liverpool's cabaret scene. This will range from workshopping their character to giving practical financial advice, to help the up and coming artist in the first steps of their career.
Ellis Howard, actor, director and writer, is using his bursary to reach out to the Norris Green community, sharing his creative process, in order to help them to tell their own stories, and express themselves through writing.
Paislie Reid is an actor, writer and theatre director, who is using her Theatre for Good bursary to create?''I Just Want to Sing'', a fun meet up for kids in her local Princes Park area to sing, play drama games and express themselves.
We''ll keep you updated on their progress...
A Festival of Arts and Music
MUSIC - CABARET - POETRY - COMEDY - SPOKEN WORD - ART??
Join the Unusual Art Sourcing Company and guests for an afternoon of music, cabaret, comedy, poetry and art from local performers in association with WARP Liverpool and Everyman & Playhouse New works.
We've all been living through very difficult times and all we can do is our best to help those whom we can help.
Consequently the Unusual Art Sourcing Company have put together a pop-up arts and music festival like no other. To give space for artists to perform and space for an audience to enjoy some fabulous live artistic endeavours for the first time in far too long.
So come down to the Baltic Green, support Liverpool art and artists and enjoy some therapy for the soul!
Sat 29 Aug from 1.30pm - 9.30pm, Free
Baltic Green urban park