Saturday 15th October
Part of Up Next Weekender
‘Remember That You Loved Someone’ is a new script in hand reading from Danny Start. The play follows the life of Maria, a successful architect who is slowly dissolving in an ocean of delusion and receding memory. On the way we meet friends, family and lovers and the life she left behind. The life she wishes she hadn’t thrown away.
Danny currently works for Knowsley Disability Concern. He runs reading groups for people with learning disabilities. He hopes to encourage learning disabled people to make their own stories.
Danny is also part of the Stage Write at Liverpool Royal Court and he’s currently writing a new play.
“As Danny Start, I’m a writer with a lovely wife, two grand-kids and a cat. I’m from West Derby and don’t like Coldplay.
I’m a scouser and I’ve been writing now for God knows long. In my time I’ve been music mad, film mad, book mad. I think my epilepsy gives me a particular view of the world. Photos fascinate me. Old black and white and sepia. I have to have a smart phone but don’t want it. Oh, and I support the best football team in the world.
I have had productions of my work at the Stephen Joseph Theatre up in Scarborough, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company in Glasgow. I’ve also been lucky enough to have written a BBC Afternoon Play. Other bits and pieces have been performed at Lancaster Grand Theatre, the Young Vic and the Soho Theatre.
I’m fascinated with the neurological world, especially how brain injury and illness can give crucial insights into the wonder and beauty of our humanity. My Open Call play goes on this journey. It’s been a labour of love, something I’m proud of, something I can’t wait to see realised on stage.”
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.