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TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY

A double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and Poetry from Liverpool's finest

 

About the show

What happens when some of Liverpool’s finest rappers, singers, poets, and Ninjas get creative in one space?

The answer: something truly unique.

After a two-year gap, 20 Stories High are back on the road with a double bill bursting at the seams with originality, scouse humour and grit.

 

First up is TOUCHY

a collection of award-winning short films on the theme of touch. Unique stories told through a mash up of eye-popping animation, heartfelt music video, and gripping drama all shown on the big screen.

 

Next up is ANTHOLOGY

a raw piece of gig theatre that promises to raise the roof! A collection of uncompromising, emotive, and funny, personal testimonies. Expect heavy-hip-hop vibes, uplifting R and B, and a unique blend of poetry infused ninja moves!

 

Themes and stories across the evening include – public displays of affection in same sex couples, the highs, and lows of transitioning and uplifting tales of Black empowerment.


Touring

3rd – 4th Nov – Liverpool Everyman Theatre, 19:30.
Tickets here: link.

10th – 12th Nov – Contact Manchester, 19:30.
Tickets here: link.

More tour dates to be added soon!


Content Warning

The stories are challenging, but also hopeful. Contains strong language and storylines exploring systemic racism, substance abuse, sexual consent and the covid-19 pandemic.

 

We created a self care toolkit to accompany each film to ensure that our audiences feel safe and empowered when accessing our work. You can access the selfcare toolkit here: link.

 

Also contains flashing images.

 

Age guidance 14 plus 

Images and Video

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Cast

TOUCHY (ACT ONE)

Jemell’s Story
MAL LIDGETT

Jazz’s Story
FAYE DONNA FRANCIS

Ella and Ste’s Story
IZZY CAMPBELL & PARI RICHARDS

Sophie’s Story
ANITA WELSH

Max’s Story
JAY CAST

 

ANTHOLOGY (ACT TWO)

Mal Lidgett
Faye Donna Francis
Izzy Campbell
Pari Richards
Anita Welsh
Jay Cast

Creative Team

20 Stories High in association with Go Play Studios & Unity Theatre, supported by Everyman & Playhouse. Touchy films originally commissioned by Wellcome Collection.