As well as a full programme of comedy and drama, the theatre is appealing for people who use the place to suggest what else they can offer the community, from operating a coffee shop in the daytime to running classes.
Artistic director Graeme Phillips said: “The Unity Theatre has always had a place at the centre of our community as a friendly, welcoming place where you can see something a bit weird, a bit unexpected and perhaps even be surprised.
“But without our audience we are just an empty building. We need your interaction, feedback and desire to use us to ensure that we continue to serve you for years to come.
”We’d love to get your opinions, thoughts and views. If you want to try running yoga classes one day a week, think we should sell cheap tea and coffee during the day, or should offer acting classes for the over 60s then let us know. Either pop in and leave us a note, if we’re around have a chat or drop us a comment on our website. Together we’re stronger.”
Highlights of the 2011 season include wartime comedy Nursing Lives; And The Horse You Rode In On, described as “a dark, funny and deeply disturbing look at how powerless we are to stop people when they have reached a point of no return, inspired by Hitchcock’s Sabotage, Dario Fo and Gunther Grass”; Liverpool-based, turn of the century political drama Rid the World; Beachy Head, a critically acclaimed drama/ physical theatre piece set at the notorious suicide spot; comedy drama Beside the Seaside; and actor Martin Oldfield as Britain’s last hangman, in Pierrepoint. There’s also stand up comedy from Miles Jupp and Andrew Lawrence.
For the full programme, visit the Unity website at www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk.