This year’s Physical Fest starts this week, with a last-minute move to two new venues.
The reopening of festival partner the Unity Theatre – where the majority of fest performances usually take place – has been set back while its refurb continues, so Physical Fest 2017 will move to City of Liverpool College – The Arts Centre with the North West premiere of Kallo Collective’s Only Bones on Friday (May 26).
All scheduled performances of Tmesis Training Company’s new production Daydream Believers will be held at the newly-opened Hope Street Theatre on Hope Street.
Physical Fest Artistic Director Elinor Randle says: “We are extremely proud of the programme we have in store for the festival. Both The Arts Centre and Hope Street Theatre are great venues that will provide our festival performances with the space to flourish. We’re once again delighted to work in partnership with the Unity Theatre as part of their extended Out of Space season.”
Now in its 13th year, Liverpool’s international physical theatre festival is the only festival in Europe specialising solely in physical theatre allowing audiences to exclusively catch the very best physical theatre, in one place and at one time.
Get ready for an entire week packed to the brim with visually stunning performances from Finland’s Kallo Collective, Belgium’s premiere physical theatre company Chaliwaté with their UK premiere of Jetlag, Tmesis Theatre Training Company’s premiere of Daydream Believers.
Levantes Dance Theatre will also showcase their latest work The Band, while Sean Kempton and Jo Tremarco present a double bill Stuff and Dying on My Feet. Tmesis Theatre will return with their show Happy Hour, and friend of the fest Jamie Wood closes the festival with new work I Am A Tree.
Fest Live showcases a selection of extracts of new work from local, national and international artists takes and this year’s lineup includes Lauren Silver, Duncan Cameron, Physical Fest/MDI Bursary winner Katy-Anne Bellis, and Izumi Ashizawa.
For everything you need to know, see the Physical Fest website.