96/27 is a true account of a survivor’s experience of Hillsborough.
The play, that will be performed in a cramped changing room as part of Hope Street Ltd’s On the Verge festival this week, aims to communicate how the aftermath of a traumatic experience can cause mental health issues and asks the question ‘can storytelling start the healing process for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? ’
Writer and performer Rachael Mutch says: “The words are real. The sounds you hear are those from the terraces of the Kop. The words will immerse the audience in this traumatic and historic event.”
In creating 96/27, Mutch has incorporated real life documented words from a Hillsborough survivor – a family member, who has only recently spoken out about her ordeal after all this time – and integrated YouTube videos to tell the story of one person’s experience.
The 30-minute performance takes place at Sport Liverpool, the University of Liverpool’s sport and fitness centre on Bedford Street North, at 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday (October 20); and at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday (October 21).
Tickets are £5 from TicketQuarter on 0844 800 0410.