What is the future for Liverpool’s youth? How do you think we can fix things? An evening of performance, debate and activism featuring some of the city’s most vital names in young people’s theatre will be taking place at The Brink this Friday (October 19).
Broken Britain will feature spoken word, theatre and music, with performances by hip hop artist Skittles, theatre company 20 Stories High, playwrights Laurence Wilson and Luke E Barnes, spoken word artists Curtis Watt and Kane Robert, Rare Studio Liverpool, Collective Encounters and host of special guests.
Part of a series of events called the Red Room Platforms, the evening is open to all in the hope of bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to discuss the burning issues of the day.
This is the first time The Red Room, a London-based theatre and film company, has staged such an event in Liverpool, doing so in collaboration with 20 Stories High, one of the city’s premier theatre companies supporting young people.
The Red Room says it creates work that challenges the status quo, and endeavours to ask questions and seek solutions about human rights and social justice in ways that corporations, NGO’s, activists and career politicians cannot. The Red Room is interested in making work that speaks to the complex experiences of urban life in the UK today.
20 Stories High creates bold, contemporary and imaginative theatre with and for young people aged 13 to 30. They explore, discover and play in order to create new art forms and develop excellent new writing.
Broken Britain is a free event with no need to book. It starts at 7.30 on Friday, at The Brink on Parr Street.