Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre
1 Hope Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BG
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  • Website www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk
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Alaska

Autumn 2017 | *State of Mind * As part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival By Cheryl Martin, directed by Darren Pritchard 'What it feels like, when the breakdowns start, is that it’s as if I’m frozen as a snow man, then suddenly all these totally out of control emotions break through' Alaska is a funny…

Thu 12 Oct

£8 / 0151 709 4988

Arun Ghosh

Autumn 2017 | Concert Clarinettist Arun Ghosh is delighted to return to Liverpool with his band, as part of his Autumn album tour. Winner of' Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year' at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his…

Fri 20 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Arun Ghosh: Early Years Concert

Autumn 2017 | Big Imaginations Festival Arun Ghosh Trio performances - Big Imaginations Jazz Club Award winning clarinettist *Arun Ghosh * brings his exciting energy and original music to the Big Imaginations Festival. Arun's musical moods take you on journeys along rivers, through mountains and into the heart of…

Fri 20 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

Butch Monologues

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 Written by Laura Bridgeman Directed by Julie McNamara Developed and performed by: The Drakes, a London-based members group of butches, transmen and gender rebels brought together in friendship and solidarity. A powerful and often humorous collection of secret stories exploring…

Sat 11 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

Cabaret from the Shadows

Autumn 2017 | Presented by T eatro Pomodoro ★★★★ Broadway Baby *"A mind bending, thought provoking feast for the soul!" *Fringe Review Political, comic, sexy and strange, Cabaret From The Shadows is a kaleidoscope of dark comedy, satire and live music that will take you on a journey through a crazy hall of…

Wed 20 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Call Mr Robeson - A Life with Songs

Autumn 2017 | Presented by * Tayo Aluko and Friends * A rollercoaster journey through African-American actor and singer Paul Robeson’s remarkable life, highlighting his pioneering and heroic political activism. Features *Ol’ Man River *and other famous songs, much fiery oratory, and a defiant testimony to the House…

Sat 7 Oct

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 0151 709 4988

Child of the Divide

Sudha Bhuchar's work about the choices of a boy caught up in the partition of India in 1947. Recommended for ages 7–14.

Wed 25 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0151 709 4988

Dario Fo

Autumn 2017 | A *PB Production * Presented by Burjesta Theatre Four stories from acclaimed Italian dramatists Franca Rame and Dario Fo. ‘A Woman Alone’ where a house-wife deals with contending claims of a family groper, a Peeping Tom and a lovelorn boy. A comic-grotesque interpretation of Euripides classic…

Sat 23 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Dead and Breathing

Chisa Hutchinson's play that investigates morality.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£10–£14 (£10–£12) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£10–£14 (£10–£12) / 0151 709 4988

Fri 9 Feb 2018

£10–£14 (£10–£12) / 0151 709 4988

…and 6 more dates until 17 Feb 2018

Diamond - David Hoyle

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 Performed by David Hoyle Directed by *Mark Whitelaw | * Producer and Dramaturge by *Jayne Compton * ★★★★★ “A triumph” - Canal St | more? Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality and British culture exploring LGBT history from 1957 to 2017 through the personal…

Sat 11 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Do you mind if I smoke…? Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 Fenella Fielding is best known for her 1960s film appearances in classic comedies including ‘Carry On Screaming’,* ‘Doctor in Clover’* and ‘Carry On Regardless’. She was the voice of the Blue Queen in ‘Dougal and the Blue Cat’ and the telephone operator and loudspeaker voice in ‘The…

Sat 4 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Driftwood

Casus present Driftwood, a circus show exploring our innate need for human contact.

Tue 10 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Five More Minutes (Public)

Autumn 2017 | Presented by Travelled Companions When Moon and Stars are shining in your eyes Then I will sing to you a lullaby The day is over now it’s time for bed But with five More Minutes we can play instead? 5 More Minutes is a funny and magical show about bedtime for children and their…

Sat 16 Sep

£6 / 0151 709 4988

The Hartlepool Monkey

Autumn 2017 | Season Highlight Fuel in association with Stratford Circus Arts Centre, presents Gyre ">An adventure story for sea dogs and landlubbers, children and adults alike. A French ship runs aground off the coast of England. Only a cabin girl and the ship’s mascot, a chimpanzee, survive and make it to…

Fri 17 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 18 Nov

£14 (£12) / 0151 709 4988

HOLLIE MCNISH supported by Gevi Carver ‘The Unsung’

Autumn 2017 | **Phrased ">Limited availability - Book Now! *‘She writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love. She points out the absurdities we've grown too used to and lets us see the world with fresh eyes’ *Kate Tempest Hollie McNish has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with…

Wed 18 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

ICONS - Le Gateau Chocolat

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 *In Company Collective * presents Le Gateau Chocolat ICONS Opera and lycra loving cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat storms into Liverpool with his latest work, ICONS. Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with…

Fri 10 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: the Vaudevillians

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 Presented by Soho Theatre and Tim Whitehead ★★★★ ‘The laughs are jam-packed and the musicianship is flawless… It’s an expert blend of comedy, song and theatre and I’m going to do my best to see it a second time.’ Time Out, Melbourne After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway…

Fri 3 Nov

£16.50 (£14.50) / 0151 709 4988

The Jungle Book

An imaginative re-telling of the classic tale by Rudyard Kipling.

Fri 1 Dec

£9–£14.50 (£11) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 2 Dec

£9–£14.50 (£11) / 0151 709 4988

Tue 5 Dec

£9–£14.50 (£11) / 0151 709 4988

…and 12 more dates until 6 Jan 2018

Live Before You Die - Byron Vincent and Dave McGinn

Autumn 2017 | *State of Mind * As part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival By Byron VIncent, directed by Dave McGinn What do you do when you have a best mate who is so sad he might die? Especially considering up until now your friendship has mostly consisted of a mutual appreciation of 90s hip hop, borderline…

Fri 13 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Medea written in rage

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 NFA International Arts ">With the kind support of T he Institut français du Royaume Uni, *SACD France, South East Dance, Theatre of Europe, Marlborough Theatre, And What? Queer Arts Festiva l, and FOLKE | * Commissioned by **The Place Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Wed 1 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

Most Things Are Quiet

Immersive audio experience about young people, suicide and the public.

Tue 10 Oct

£8 (£5) / 0151 709 4988

Wed 11 Oct

£8 (£5) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 12 Oct

£8 (£5) / 0151 709 4988

…and 2 more dates until 14 Oct

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Autumn 2017 | Presented by Lip Service Theatre Jane Austin is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip-curlingly handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her work. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devises he embroiders his own storyline while is…

Thu 28 Sep

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 0151 709 4988

Fri 29 Sep

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 30 Sep

£15 (£13; Children £13) / 0151 709 4988

Murray Lachlan Young

Autumn 2017 | Murray Lachlan Young Supported by *Mellor "> 'Simply brilliant, hysterically funny and strangely moving'* Claudia Winkleman Widely regarded as one of the best-known poetry voices in Britain, acclaimed playwright, actor and writer Murray Lachlan Young is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up…

Wed 27 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

My Beautiful Black Dog

Autumn 2017 | *State of Mind * As part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival Written by * Brigitte Aphropdite * Directed by Laura Keefe Musical Direction by * Quiet Boy * Gig meets theatre meets a tidal wave of glitter. My Beautiful Black Dog is a poetically wild musical exploring the difficult and…

Wed 11 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 12 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Nina a story about me and Nina Simone

Josette Bushell-Mingo ’s powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band. A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Taking in the singer’s political acts as part of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960s America as well as…

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£16–£25 (£14–£20) / 0151 709 4988

Tue 20 Mar 2018

£16–£25 (£14–£20) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£16–£25 (£14–£20) / 0151 709 4988

…and 2 more dates until 24 Mar 2018

Not an Ordinary Lawyer

Autumn 2017 | Presented by * Tayo Aluko and Friends * He is Britain’s first Black judge, a fine singer and keen cricket lover. Finding himself stranded in the Heart of Empire, Nigerian Tunji Sowande muses on Black liberation struggles worldwide. He insists he is no political aficionado, but is content to contribute…

Fri 6 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 7 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Preston Bill

Autumn 2017 | Andy Smith and FUEL present THE PRESTON BILL A story from The North. The story of a life. The story of our lives. Award-winning theatre-maker *Andy Smith * (co-director of An Oak Tree with Tim Crouch) presents this tale of one man and his place in the world, set against the turbulent backdrop of…

Thu 19 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

The Punter

Summer 2017 | * * Written and Produced by Deborah Morgan * Directed by * Tim Lynskey The Punter is a dark comedy. It tells the story of Margaret, a GP and Nicholas, a taxi driver, both struggling to deal with dysfunctional family life. When fate throws them together they find an unexpected connection. With a busy…

Fri 8 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 9 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Scratch Autumn 17

Brand new shows from local and national companies. Liverpool is thriving with exciting new performance makers. Jump off your sofas and come and see something brand new, at the very start of the exciting process and be the first to experience brilliant new work on Merseyside.

Tue 17 Oct

0151 709 4988

Sign of the Times

Autumn 2017 | Off The Shelf Productions present S ign Of The Times Written by Tim Firth Starring Kurtis Stacey & Iain Hoskins From the author of Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, Neville’s Island and Our House, Off The Shelf Theatre Co. present SIGN OF THE TIMES a funny, moving and ingenious comedy by Tim…

Fri 15 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Sat 16 Sep

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Sofie Hagen: Dead Baby Frog

  • 4 stars

Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015, Sofie Hagen has been charming the UK with her spot-on comedy ever since. This is her brand new show, which we hope won't actually contain any dead baby frogs.

Tue 10 Oct

£13.20 (£11) / 0151 709 4988

Son of Liverpool

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 Written and Performed by Gerry Potter Son of Liverpool, is a theatre-verse exploration of birth, life, death. Where the raucous of gregarious bricks 'n' mortar, cranes and dock lands collide with back-alleys Queerology and dancing. Gerry asks are we more our city than we are our…

Thu 2 Nov

£6 (£5) / 0151 709 4988

Splatterdays

Workshops featuring acting, making, storytelling and play. For ages 5–8.

Sat 9 Sep

£5 / 0151 709 4988

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Sat 23 Sep

£5 / 0151 709 4988

  • 13:00

Sat 7 Oct

£5 / 0151 709 4988

  • 13:00
…and 4 more dates until 18 Nov

Tales of Birbal

Using humour, puppetry, music and the occasional fake beard, Mashi and Bhanji bring to vivid life these famous tales that have been treasured for generations.

Fri 27 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0151 709 4988

Tanja

Autumn 2017 | Season Highlight This is what she would have said, if only we’d let her. An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: *‘TANJA’ *is a dramatic, meta-theatrical exploration of immigration detention centres, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former Yarl’s Wood detainee. SBC Theatre are the UK's…

Tue 14 Nov

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Umbrelephant

Autumn 2017 | *State of Mind * As part of Liverpool Mental Health Festival Written by Tracy Aston and Unity Youth Theatre Stressed? Overworked? Need some time out? Sit back, relax and enjoy some group therapy. Our award winning UYT looks at the issue of Mental Health and young people’s health-and-well being.

Sat 14 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0151 709 4988

Wild Life

Autumn 2017 | A new show by visual theatre company The Ding Foundation. Wild Life is the story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary place. Behind the walls of a normal flat, something is emerging…..a feeling, a sound, a plant or a creature? Compelled to follow, she is drawn down into a surreal…

Wed 4 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Thu 5 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

Fri 6 Oct

£12 (£10) / 0151 709 4988

You, Me and I / Adrift

Autumn 2017 | Big Imaginations Festival More information on You, Me ">Adrift to follow…

Thu 26 Oct

0151 709 4988

  • 18:00

You've Changed

Autumn 2017 | Homotopia 2017 A Trans Creative and Contact Co-production Written and performed by Kate O'Donnell So, let's, face the music and dance… It’s fourteen years since Kate transitioned and a lot has changed. However, where gender is concerned, are we still stuck in the dark ages? When there’s no rule…

Tue 7 Nov

£10 (£8) / 0151 709 4988

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