Roots Theatre

Pushing the boundaries for theatre in Merseyside, challenging the audience to "see the unseen", digging into the roots of pertinent social issues and ensuring theatre is recklessly bold.




What's Next?

Roots Theatre in association with The Hope Street Theatre present...

BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
Directed by award winning Nick Bagnall
Starring Paul Duckworth

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this production had to be cancelled in March 2020, we are running a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to deliver this project from 29th September 2021 - please visit:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blackbird

Your donation will help us to deliver an important theatre project that raises awareness about child sexual abuse and to make sure all artists involved are paid fairly for their work. Any donation is hugely appreciated no matter what the size. If you can't afford to donate any money right now, please share this on social media so we can reach as many people as possible. Thank you.

Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship from fifteen years ago, when she was twelve and he was forty.

Blackbird has won several awards including Best New Play at the Olivier Awards and in 2016 transferred to Broadway starring Jeff Bridges and Michelle Williams.

Harrower's gripping drama "mixes guilt, memory and desire into the most potent of theatrical cocktails" – Daily Telegraph.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Previous Shows

"Consent" by Nina Raine tells the story of two lawyers, Ed and Tim, who are opposing each other on a rape case. The play follows them in and out of the courtroom as the drama soon spills out into their own marriages.

Raine leaves us questioning, what is consent, how can we define it? Who will defend those who truly need defending?

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Reviews

"Consent is a challenging, emotionally intense and thought-provoking play with a superb cast. If you can catch at the Hope Street Theatre this week, I would highly recommend you do" - North West End

"The handling of Consent was done in an extremely sensitive manner in the play. The narrative of the story was very raw and realistically portrayed by the very talented cast" - Reviewer Number Nine

Read more

What's next?...

Roots Theatre in association with The Hope Street Theatre present...

BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
Directed by award winning Nick Bagnall
Starring Paul Duckworth

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this production had to be cancelled in March 2020, we are running a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to deliver this project from 29th September 2021 - please visit:

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blackbird

Your donation will help us to deliver an important theatre project that raises awareness about child sexual abuse and to make sure all artists involved are paid fairly for their work. Any donation is hugely appreciated no matter what the size. If you can't afford to donate any money right now, please share this on social media so we can reach as many people as possible. Thank you.

Ray is confronted with his past when Una arrives unannounced at his office. Guilt, rage and raw emotions run high as they recollect their relationship from fifteen years ago, when she was twelve and he was forty.

Blackbird has won several awards including Best New Play at the Olivier Awards and in 2016 transferred to Broadway starring Jeff Bridges and Michelle Williams.

Harrower's gripping drama "mixes guilt, memory and desire into the most potent of theatrical cocktails" – Daily Telegraph.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Previous Shows

Whats next from Roots Theatre

"Consent" by Nina Raine tells the story of two lawyers, Ed and Tim, who are opposing each other on a rape case. The play follows them in and out of the courtroom as the drama soon spills out into their own marriages.

Raine leaves us questioning, what is consent, how can we define it? Who will defend those who truly need defending?

See More

Reviews

"Consent is a challenging, emotionally intense and thought-provoking play with a superb cast. If you can catch at the Hope Street Theatre this week, I would highly recommend you do" - North West End

"The handling of Consent was done in an extremely sensitive manner in the play. The narrative of the story was very raw and realistically portrayed by the very talented cast" - Reviewer Number Nine

Read more



Address:

Roots Theatre
3 Dunbar Road
Southport
PR84RH
United Kingdom

T: 07927395346

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