The North-West’s only festival of new writing for theatre launched at the weekend with two week run of previously unproduced plays.

Supported by local celebrities such as John McArdle, Pauline Daniels and Simon O’Brien, the not-for-profit festival showcases eight one act plays over the course of two beginning 4 April. Historical fantasy, care-giving, celebrity, and dystopian futures are some of the subjects covered.Page-to-Stage-plus-YEAR-Facebook

Appearing in venues across the city including The Treasurehouse (World Museum), Zanzibar Club, Ship & Mitre Pub, Quaker Meeting House, and The Small Cinema in Victoria Street, the eight plays will perform five times during the festival. The last four nights will feature “Scouse and Show” themed double bills plus all-you-can-eat scouse at the Fruit and Fibres Canteen in the Baltic Triangle.

The festival began early on Sunday evening with a launch event that featured live trailers of most of the shows at the Zanzibar in Liverpool City Centre.

Issues covered include problems faced by carers of the elderly and autistic children, the cult of celebrity, historical fantasy/time travel and dystopian future

For further details about the shows including ticket information visit Plays section.

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