Unity attracts big names

Published: 20 July 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Unity packs them in

Returning to Liverpool Unity Theatre in the autumn are acclaimed companies such as Dibby Theatre, Paines Plough and Lung.

In October, Dibby present First Time from award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall. Also in October, Paines Plough return with Soho Theatre co-production Sessions by Ifeyinwa Frederick. This takes a deep-dive into the complexities of masculinity, depression and therapy.

In November, Who Cares from LUNG finally arrives in Liverpool. Recently featured on BBC Radio 4, this examines the impact of austerity, a failing social care system and what happens when a child becomes the parent.

In December, The Knotted Project and Hawk Dance Theatre bring their interactive icy adventure Outside the Igloo for the festive season, telling the now-familiar tale of leaving home again after a long time indoors.

From September, festival season also returns to Unity as BlackFest kicks off a season of special events.