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Box of Tricks talk 'Picture a City' at Everyword 2012

Posted by Literary on 24th Oct 2012 at 13:21 | 0 comments

Picture a City [blog]

Over here at Box of Tricks’ HQ, we’re busy but excited because next week, we’re heading to the Everyword Festival to present our exhibition-cum-performance project Picture a City.

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve collected over fifty photos of the city – check out – and have specially commissioned five brilliant playwrights to write a snapshot play inspired by an image of their choice. We’re creating a unique Liverpudlian gallery in the Redgrave Room at the Playhouse, where each piece will be performed by the writer at 7pm every evening of the festival.

We’ll be adding images of Liverpool to our online site now and throughout the festival, so if you’d like to get involved and capture your vision of the city, e-mail your snap to (with its title in the subject line and any credits in the body of the e-mail).

We’re really looking forward to bringing five new plays and an exhibition inspired by Liverpool to the Playhouse next week. We hope you can join us on our exploration of the city: head to, pop into the Redgrave Room at the Playhouse (open throughout the festival) and, of course, hear the stories of Liverpool the pictures have inspired!

All performances are free but ticketed – so get in quick!

Hope to see you next week…

Adam and Hannah
Box of Tricks


2012 Box of Tricks 

Box of Tricks

The next generation of new writing...

Based in Manchester, Box of Tricks is a new writing company committed to developing and producing the best new work around; discovering, nurturing and promoting the next generation of playwrights. We are drawn to plays that have an immediacy and relevance today: the stories that need to be told, the voices that need to be heard.

As a company, we are continually looking forward, seeking new challenges and scaling new heights; bringing the next generation of new writing to the stage today.  

The five writers who’ve bravely accepted our creative challenge are:

Lizzie Nunnery is Writer in Residence at Liverpool Hope University, her plays include: The Swallowing Dark (Theatre 503 and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Unprotected (awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression)

Luke Barnes, currently on attachment to the Everyman and Playhouse, plays include: Bottleneck, (High Tide Theatre) Chapel Street (Old Vic New Voices)

Ella Greenhill, currently on attachment to the Everyman and Playhouse and Paines Plough, plays include: The Deafening Silence (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), A Perfect Christmas (Miniaturists/Almanac Folk/Liverpool Cornerstone Festival).

Laurence Wilson, Pearson Writer in Residence at the Everyman and Playhouse 2005-06. Plays include: Lost Monsters (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse) Cardboard Guitar Man (Best Production at Daily Post Awards 2012), Blackberry Trout Face (Brian Way Award and UK tour) Tiny Volcanoes (Paines Plough, UK tour)

Sarah McDonald Hughes plays include; Once in a House on Fire, Last Orders, Maine Road, A Song For The Lovers (Monkeywood Theatre) The Tower (Paines Plough) The North (Royal Exchange Studio)

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