Buckled - Unity Theatre


Friday 3rd May

By Helen Jeffery
Part of Up Next 2024 – a two-week festival celebrating Merseyside artists


This performance will feature a 30 minute long Post-Show Q&A with the creator of the piece entitled ‘Navigating sobriety in a world which revolves around drink’.


Ruby doesn’t have a problem – or at least she doesn’t think she does,

Maggie’s almost six months into recovery

Then there’s Callum…..

Family, friendship and booze

Big nights out and shit nights in.

Drinking to remember.

And drinking to forget

Written and directed by Helen Jeffery, this new piece dives deep into the homes and hearts of contemporary Britain as it asks the question: How do you navigate sobriety in a world that revolves around drink?



Samantha Alton

Jackie Jones

David Rimmer


Ticket Offers:
  • Weekly Festival Pass Wristband: After selling out in 2022, our limited-edition Festival Pass Wristbands return for this year’s festival. The Festival Pass is just £25 per week and gives you access to all events in your chosen week (saving you £23). What’s more, you’ll get an exclusive Up Next Festival Wristband to gain entry into all shows and 10% off at the Unity Bar. View the Week 1 and 2 Pass options and book here.


About Up Next Festival:

Buckled is part of Up Next 2024 – a two-week arts festival celebrating Merseyside artists.

With a line-up programmed through the Unity Open Call, Up Next Festival features 11 brand-new shows from some of the region’s most exciting artists and companies, plus a comedy night, exhibition launch, live music, panel discussions, creative events and more.

View the full line-up & book a festival pass here or scroll.


This programme is made possible thanks to our Crowdfunder 2023 donors and funding from The Arts Society and The Granada Foundation.