Our performance spaces may be closed at present but we still want you to access innovative performances by Liverpool’s top talent and national artists that regularly feature in our programme. Check out the pages below for upcoming online performances and essential workshops.
Some of the work below we have created or collaborated on, some are from our partner companies and others we just think you will really enjoy. Below each video you will find links on how to support the amazing artists, companies and individuals behind this work. We thank them for keeping the world filled with performance during this time.
If you have an online event coming up that you want to share get in touch!
Thursday 28th January:
London International Mime Festival present an in conversation event with Paul Hunter, Artistic Director of Told by an Idiot (most recently at Unity with The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel and an associate company for the past two decades). Watch as he rants, rails, and generally flails about as he looks back on 27 years of the Idiots and reflects on their shows and working process. Book a free ticket here.
Our friends and partners at 20 Stories High have created something very special with their Black with a capital B series. Over the past few months they have been sharing exclusive new works by a fantastic array of Black Liverpool artists. Using a variety of art-forms such as music, poetry, visual art and film making and using a range of DIY tools such as smart phones, home studios, and ancestry kits. Each artist has a unique voice with a powerful story to tell. You can visit 20 Stories High website here to find out more and support this brilliant organisation.
Ahead of the world-premiere of Good Grief online in February, go behind-the-scenes with Ugly Bucket and BBC Stories to discover how and why this production was made. You can find more about Good Grief here.
London International Mime Festival: Available on YouTube until 31 January.
The annual extravaganza presents more than two dozen full shows from the past 30 years including performances by legendary mimes Nola Rae, Jos Houben and Paolo Nani, plus leading companies such as Ockham’s Razor, Gecko and Peeping Tom. There’s puppetry, juggling, drag, dance and more than one artist slathering themselves in wet clay. The festival never fails to surprise, so you could dive into any of these shows at random though we have a soft spot for the mischievous bunny in the French company Les Antliaclastes’ Waltz of the Hommelettes. Watch here
User Not Found by Dante or Die
User Not Found is an immersive video podcast about what happens to our online identities after we die. For this new digital adaptation of the 2018/19 critically acclaimed live show that toured to Unity, Dante or Die have created a virtual site-specific world. Charge your phone, plug in your headphones and find a quiet space for this intimate, meditative and funny story of one man grappling with something deeply private. Watch above and support Dante or Die here.
Who Cares by LUNG and The Lowry
On 9th February 2021, award-winning Who Cares will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 . Who Cares is a gripping verbatim theatre production which was made alongside young people and based on 2 years of interviews that offers a rare insight into the lives of young carers in Salford.Who Cares was written by Matt Woodhead and co-produced by The Lowry and LUNG (last seen at Unity with Trojan Horse in 2019) in partnership with Gaddum. Who Cares was funded by Arts Council England, Curious Minds and the Oglesby Charitable Trust. You can support these organisations and find out more here.