Write Now for Unity Theatre

David Upton

New writing one-act play festival Write Now, brings six brand new pieces, one from outside the region and five from Merseyside–based playwrights to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre stages from September 18-21.

Desperately seeking a cure for her daughter, Margot Agnew’s Guardian Angel looks at how one woman’s desperation leads her to be drawn into occult practices which have unexpected results.
Happiness, by Danny Whitehead, asks the question if, when we're happiest, are we at our most vulnerable.

Two Liverpool born playwrights, Brian Brown and Johnny Parker, première new pieces. Brian explores moral values in Hoverin’ on the Edge while Johnny takes a Billy Eliot-esque approach with Stings like a Butterfly where life alone is the toughest fight for ex-boxer Biffo.

The financial crisis in the NHS brings a little more comedy to the festival with Mari Lloyd’s light-hearted Last Tango at St Leonards. And a poignant story of trainers in the fridge, Lady Macbeth, and the love between a daughter and her mother makes up the six productions with Angela Walsh’s Road to Skibbereen.

There is also a whole host of other events to see and get involved in as an audience or as a creative.