U Decide


This election week we’ve teamed up with producers China Plate to bring you exceptional theatre & debate going beyond party politics and deep into the issues we really care about. Alongside this we’ll be presenting 4 brand new short pieces  from our favourite Liverpool voices: The Ballot Box Ballads.

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Thu 7 May: 7pm


Unheard Party

If you’re not 18 by today you don’t get a vote and your voice won’t be heard by the politicians. So what would you have said? 

New performance about what we should really be thinking about, by young people’s theatre companies from across the city and featuring award-winning Daniel Bye’s The Evening News.

Created with Daniel Bye for Unity Theatre.


Fri 8 May: 7pm

Fri 8 May: 10pm

Early Days (Of A Better Nation)

“...the future of British theatre...”
The Guardian

The war is over. You and your fellow survivors must build the beginnings of a new country. What are the rules you’re going to live by? Incredible interactive theatre!

Created by Coney. Co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales and Battersea Arts Centre. Supported by Cultural Institute at KCL, Garfield Weston Foundation and Unity Theatre Trust.

Jonny & The Baptists: Rock The Vote

“...riotously silly...”
The Guardian

The UK’s hottest musical comics bring their unique blend of satire and silliness to tackle the big election issues and finally crack democracy once and for all. From the multi-award-nominated stars of The Now Show!

Sat 9 May: 7pm

Sat 9 May: 8:30pm

Every Brilliant Thing - SOLD OUT

“...one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see...”
The Guardian

Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. You start a list of everything that’s brilliant in the world. Everything worth living for. Ice Cream. Water fights. Me. 

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. 
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre  Company production 

Sheriff & Ballot Box Ballads Redux

Our closing election night show combining the intensity of the newsroom mixed with cutting political satire. 

Accompanied by the finale of a week of new writing through the Ballot Box Ballads Redux.

Sheriff is run by Nick Walker.