The Sum - a play with songs by Lizzie Nunnery

Sat 6 May to Sat 20 May 2017


£30 - £10

It’s the price you pay

"I’m a numbers person. Always have been. Give me a sum, I can do it. Give me a spreadsheet, I can balance it. And everything’s a balance: time and money and energy, work and home and sleeping and waking. Wanting and planning."       

Liverpool 2017. Eve has been doing the maths her whole life. But when the squeeze comes, how do you balance a life that doesn’t add up and a family that refuses to read the bottom line?

With a glorious mix of toe-tapping tunes and melancholy blues, including Forgive Me If I Smile (the Day that Maggie Thatcher Died) and Magical Times, Lizzie Nunnery brings us a powerful play with songs about finding the magic formula to the problems of life.

The Everyman Company 2017 season: Fiddler on the Roof, The Conquest of the South PoleThe Story GiantThe Sum and Romeo & Juliet

This play was originally developed through the Bruntwood Salon Playwrights scheme as part of the Bruntwood Hub at the Royal Exchange Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.


The Company Patrick Brennan, George Caple, Pauline Daniels, Laura Dos Santos, Emily Hughes, Tom Kanji, Asha Kingsley, Melanie La Barrie, Dean Nolan, Zelina Rebeiro, Keddy Sutton, Liam Tobin

Words Lizzie Nunnery

Music Lizzie Nunnery & Vidar Norheim

Director Gemma Bodinetz

Composer & Musical Director Vidar Norheim

Company Season Designers Molly Elizabeth Lacey Davies, Jocelyn Meall & Michael Vale

Company Season Lighting Designer Aideen Malone

Company Season Sound Designer Fergus O’Hare

Choreographer Charlotte Broom

Musician Martin Heslop

Associate Director Chris Tomlinson

Associate Lighting Designer Kay Haynes

YEP Assistant Director Chantell Walker

Company Season Casting Director Sam Stevenson

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