Our summer show is almost upon us and tyranny is alive and well.
Shakespeare’s classic tale of conspiracy, tyranny and backstabbing will be on in various venues around Liverpool very soon.
Ancient Rome is given a modern twist in this gender neutral production. Power is ripe for the taking and whispers and daggers alike lurk in the shadows.
We are performing in some of the most beautiful indoor and outdoor venues Liverpool has to offer, so grab your picnic blanket and prepare to take in our ever popular summer show.
The Ides of March are come, but not yet gone.
Tickets are on sale now!
Rehearsals for our latest show NO EXIT (Huis Clos) are in full swing!
Andy Kerr is directing, and we are in a hotel room in Limbo, where several damned souls are gathered. At first, the group denies where they are or why they’re there. When the horrible truth dawns upon them, they carp and snipe at one another, blaming everyone but themselves for their dismal fate.
No Exit, written by Jean Paul Sartre. Casa L’pool
Theatre 7th 8th 9th February 7.30pm
Rehearsals are running full speed for our upcoming summer show, The Taming of the Shrew, which opens in just over two weeks and will be performed at various beautiful locations in Liverpool. Time to get your tickets! You can book online via https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/thetamingoftheshrew.
Please check the poster above (or the ticket link) for full details about the Where and When.
Below is a snap from a successful first outdoor rehearsal – we hope to see you at one of the shows, and if you come to one of the outdoor shows, why not bring a picnic (and a whole bunch of friends)!
Network’s spring play, JB Priestley’s “I Have Been Here Before” is almost upon us! The show will be performed Friday 5th May (7.30pm) and Saturday 6th May (2pm & 7.30pm) at the Unitarian Church on Ullet Road and we’re all looking forward to what’s in store for us here.
“Liverpool Network Theatre Group presents J B Priestley’s exploration of deja vu. When six characters find themselves thrown together to stay in a country inn on the Yorkshire moors for Whitsuntide it seems to be pure chance. But their interconnectedness soon becomes apparent as they are inexorably drawn to some irksome, illusive conclusion.”
Tickets are available at the following link, be sure to get yours soon: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/liverpoolnetworktheatre
You can also see all details and RSVP to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1869781279971681/
Also, if you’re around town on Light Night (Friday 19th May), why not pop into Blackburne House, where LNTG will be performing a preview of this year’s summer show, The Taming of the Shrew, along with some of Shakespeare’s sonnets?
Info on the flyer below:
See you all soon! x
Tickets are now on sale for Liverpool Network Theatre’s Peter Shaffer double bill in February.
“White Liars” & “Black Comedy” are two one-act plays by the acclaimed author of Amadeus and Equus.
Fri 3rd Feb, 7.30pm
Sat 4th Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm
(doors open 7pm / 1.30pm)
To be performed at the Gregson Memorial Institute, 55 Garmoyle Road, Liverpool L15 3HN
Tickets available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/blackandwhite
See below for more details!
White Liars: Sophie, Baroness Lemberg, is a disillusioned fortune teller in an out-of-season resort. She is visited by Tom, the lead singer in a rock band, and his business manager, Frank. It soon becomes clear that Frank has an ulterior motive in the visit, but as Sophie looks into her crystal ball we find that life really is stranger than fiction…
Black Comedy: This hilarious farce plays on light and dark. Brindsley Miller is an unsuccessful artist whose big chance has finally come, with a visit from eccentric millionaire art collector, Georg Bamberger. There are just a few problems to overcome: being engaged to Carol without having properly ended things with previous girlfriend Clea, the first meeting with Carol’s terrifying military father and having ‘borrowed’ his possessive neighbour Harold’s furniture to spruce up his flat. And then the lights go out…
Liverpool Network Theatre Group are delighted to present ‘Humble Boy’, the award-winning play (2001 Critics Theatre Award for New Play) by Charlotte Jones.
Take a stammering astrophysicist, add his waspish mother, her boorish beau and his free-spirited daughter, sprinkle with a nervous family friend and garnish with a wise gardener. Place all in the warmth of an idyllic British summer and watch the desperately cultivated veneer of civility disintegrate deliciously. Humble Boy is a gorgeous celebration of language and the madness of life, like the bees that buzz in Felix’s head even though they have been banished from the beehive. It is thematically rich and boldly theatrical whilst remaining uncompromisingly and intimately human with plenty to think about once the sun has finally set on the Humbles’ garden.
Humble Boy runs from the 16th to 18th November, 2016 at Blackburne House, starting at 1900 and running for approximately two hours, including an intermission. Tickets are £8/6 available from www.ticketsource.co.uk/humbleboy
Blackburne House’s cafe/bistro and bar will be open throughout the evening and offer a pre-theatre menu which can be booked either on 0151 708 3929 or via www.blackburnehouse.co.uk. In addition, there is a 10% discount on all food purchased directly at the counter.
Humble Boy is Liverpool Network Theatre’s upcoming autumn production, and will take place from 17 – 19 November at the Black-E.
We are intending to hold auditions on Wednesday 24th August – (update:) upstairs at the Pilgrim pub on Pilgrim Street from 6.30pm onwards.
Lack of experience is no handicap – if you’re interested, bring your enthusiasm and you’ll have a great time 🙂
– Felix Humble – A mid-30s theoretical astrophysicist from Cambridge. He is the play’s main character and most noticeable is his stutter caused by his nervousness.
– Flora Humble – Beautiful and self-centered, Flora is the mother of Felix
– George Pye – Confident, well-built, modern, and big band music savvy. George is the complete opposite of James Humble, the deceased father of Felix.
– Rosie Pye – Daughter of George and former girlfriend of Felix. She is a nurse and also has a 7 year old daughter
– Jim – The gardener of the estate, he is an old man in his 60s.
– Mercy Lott – Friend (although seemingly a slave) of Flora, she is kind but doesn’t seem to be all there. She has a secret crush on George Pye.
See you at the audition!
We are currently seeking proposals for plays to fill two slots.
Firstly, our spring show, to be staged in late April/early May. Venue is yet to be confirmed, but will be indoors. As usual, we envisage three performances.
Secondly, there is another opportunity for the first week of February (3 performances: Friday evening and Saturday matinee/evening). We are looking for a one-act play (or monologue) to form the first half of a double bill. The piece should be between half an hour and an hour in length. The venue will be the Black-E and we are looking for something light and amusing to fit in with the other play (more news very soon). Set should ideally be fairly simple, but feel free to submit any ideas you like.
The initial deadline for proposals for both February and spring is the end of September. If you are interested in either/both slots, please send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need the name of the play, the director and production manager (plus any other team members on board), any staging notes and why you think the production would be suitable for our company. If you need any help, then please feel free to contact us for advice and we will be happy to give you some pointers. Remember that we are always looking for new directors to come along and get involved. All of us started with no experience, so don’t be dissuaded if you feel your dream project may be too ambitious.
Good morrow, Networkers and friends!
You’ll be pleased to know that our summer production is now almost upon us, and with opening night just a week away, it’s high time to plan your visit and get your tickets sorted.
Go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/mov to get yours now, bring a picnic, a friend and some enthusiasm, because this is going to be a good one!
Six performances in gorgeous venues, and below is just a little sneak preview of what colourful madness awaits you there.
Rehearsals and preparations are certainly well underway for Network’s summer production – William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and it promises to be a fun one.
With six dates and five locations (including beautiful parks and gardens) to choose from, you’d be a fool to miss this one! See the poster below for dates, places and times and then head over to https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mov to secure yourself a ticket or two.
If you want to keep up with news, trivia, and the occasional rehearsal snap, you can also follow the MoV Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Merchant-of-Venice-433358806860885/?fref=ts
See you all soon!