Tony Teardrop was originally written as part of a regional voices scheme with the National Theatre in 2004 but has never been produced as a stage production until now. Set in and around a residential support centre for the homeless and inspired by real stories, Tony Teardrop is a biting, humorous play about people living on the edges of society.
EPSTEIN THE PLAY
Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles is a window into the private world of the music entrepreneur whose stellar career as Beatles Manager made him a household name yet whose controversial personal life remained very much in the closet. Brian died in 1967 of an accidental overdose at the age of 32.
TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ
A unique theatrical experience reflecting on loss, hope and resistance. This internationally acclaimed live and digital performance event is told through memoir, poetry, image, music and film. It is a unique live and online performance which brings everyday people to the stage to answer the question “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?”
CutToTheChase brings Blood Wedding, one of Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca’s most acclaimed works to a sell out run @ the Liverpool Playhouse. Adapted by Ted Hughes and directed by Jen Heyes, it tells the true story of a bride who must decide between the lover she desires and the one society requires.
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral is transformed into a living, breathing canvas of Titanic proportions delivered by a company of highly experienced creative collaborators to bring a production on an awesome and intimate scale inside the Cathedral space.
CutToTheChase productions for Opera North has been working with vulnerable and homeless adults who access the services of St George’s Crypt in Leeds by providing weekly music and drama workshops followed by a chance for self-reflection.
Set in Liverpool’s Tobacco Warehouses at the Stanley Dock market; chosen for the location’s unique industrial history. Wall Talks was a unique cultural event commissioned by the City of Liverpool for the Capital of Culture 2008
ON YOUR MARKS
Directed by Jen Heyes, the ceremony, called On Your Marks, had taken weeks to plan and was the biggest of its kind ever seen in the city.
This extremely interpretive production of Emile Zola’s story of 19th Century passion, murder and remorse. . . Under Jen Heyes’ innovative direction, the claustrophobia of the Raquin ménage was evoked in this sensual, haunting adaptation of Zola’s dark masterpiece
Part fact, part fiction, Spider Love hurtles through time and space, myth and memory, and the living and the dead to celebrate the power of family and friendship, and the lengths we go to preserve it.
THROUGH THE WILDERNESS
The story of a man who suffers a crisis. He leaves his home and his family and wanders out into the wilderness in search of some kind of truth. The man in our story is a contemporary everyman/everywoman, the crisis is one of meaning. This agonised quest for meaning is universal, and we place that search in our contemporary secular age, in the contexts of ever-growing materialism and inequality
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with his series of 12 groundbreaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television.
At once darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
It wouldn’t be December without the Phil’s traditional carol concerts – they’re as much part of a Liverpool Christmas as the Church Street tree and the Everyman Panto! That means a mouth-watering spread of Yuletide music old and new, with classic carols, seasonal readings, and some show- stopping songs from our host, Britain’s favourite soprano Lesley Garrett.
Using Hamlet as a notice board on which she pins the stories of her life (and ties her performance together), Peta Lily reveals the truth that humankind is unable to come to terms with their inevitable death. Excellently directed by Jen Heyes, this performance sped along aided by an accomplished physical performance.