This week sees the start of a special theatre festival at the Unity, which is collaborating with acclaimed producers Fuel for a season of what they call “immersive, experimental, innovative, exciting shows showcasing some of the best new work produced in the UK”.
The festival will run from Friday (February 17) into March, and will feature Ring, a “sound journey” in complete darkness, directed by David Rosenberg; Kursk creators Sound&Fury’s immersive Going Dark; unique performances of Uninvited Guests’ Make Better Please — the show is based on the day’s news, and is always different; and Fringe First winner Inua Ellam’s Black T-Shirt Collection, a new story about two brothers building a global t-shirt brand, on a journey from the markets of Nigeria to the sweatshops of China.
Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, co-directors of Fuel said: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating to bring an exciting season of new shows.We hope you’ll experience something unique and surprising during the festival. We believe the artists who have made these shows are some of the most imaginative and inspiring in the UK and we’re looking forward to finding out whether you agree. Alongside four shows in the theatres, you can listen to Body Pods, a series of podcasts about the human body in the foyer, and watch a film in the bar.”
Graeme Phillips, artistic director of the Unity said: “Unity has always produced and presented work that pushes the boundaries of theatre and storytelling. With this new collaboration we are bringing cutting edge theatrical innovators to Liverpool in what, we hope, will be the first of many partnerships. We know this work will excite, invigorate but also inspire our audience and friends to reimagine the possibilities theatre can present.”
For dates and tickets of all FuelFest events, visit the Unity’s website.