Darling, Leave The Light On - Unity Theatre

Darling, Leave The Light On

Friday 14th October

Part of Up Next Weekender

Nan: a 79 year old woman, living alone, identifies as a Memory.

Until Darling, her grandchild, home from University, reintroduces Nan to her old friends: Colours. Colours of Sunday; of toothache; quiet; of first light after childbirth. In these moments, Nan lives, aware again of the something before this total + chronic present.

Darling does with this what they do best. They paint. Painting Nan’s reliving in the colour palette of her past, the pair rebuild Nan’s home as a gallery towards the Worlds-That-Were.

Using drama and poetry, “Darling, Leave The Light On…” explores the lived experience of a memory; synesthesia; autism; intergenerational care; + when the lights go out, what it means to have only one’s history for company.


About Frankie

frankie blaus is an enby/nd/queer/wc writer + performer working in theatre + poetry. they do not trust the word “and”. curiosity-oriented, frankie is drawn to the Weird + Wonder-full; seeking to remind the world of its innate Weird-ness. earlier this year their debut short film, CASTING GODOT, debuted in HOME’s cinema as part of PUSH Festival; their verse-drama A FUNERAL OF PLUMES + LIGHTS – a radical reimagining of Tennyson’s Lady of Shalott as a trans-nb person in search of joy, will release on BBC Radio 6 Music on the 2nd of May.


About Up Next

This show is part of Up Next, our weekend festival series showcasing exciting new work from Merseyside performers. October’s Up Next Weekender features a line-up of six incredible artists premiering brand-new performances. You can book each show individually for just £8, or buy a limited-edition Festival Pass for just £25, giving you access to all events that weekend. To book a festival pass and see the full line up, click here.