Following our successful street theatre performance of What If? in St Helens town centre last month, Other Ways of Telling - the performance group I belong to - will be kicking of a season of theatre at Liverpool's Unity entitled U-Decide this Tuesday evening (May 5th) from 5:40pm to mark the forthcoming election.
The rich get richer the poor get poorer democracy is dying but can it be saved? Do you dare to dream?
Be brave! Join the procession and fan the flame!
What If...? introduces us to Rev. Haveitall who is a fan of Big Business and could't be happier that democracy is dying in the UK. Will Rev Shareitout stand by and let Rev Haveitall celebrate? Will the audience let democracy die without trying to save it? All will be revealed on a procession through Liverpool's Hope Street and into the Unity Theatre when a most theatrical gang of gospel singing mourners kick starts U-Decide.
U-Decide looks set to be a great festival of politically themed theatre and debate that cuts through the party politics to explore the issues that really matter; issues we care, or at least should, deeply about. I'm very proud to be part of this unique season, rubbing shoulders alongside the likes of Jess Thom aka Tourettes Hero who I had the pleasure of seeing perform last year (see here) and hopefully it will help make people consider the election on Thursday May 7th from a fresh perspective and help engage people politically. There's also a great little piece about U-Decide and the theatrical world in general's current approach to the impending election in general in The Guardian
So, if you're in Liverpool or nearby, why not come along? And if you're the kind of person who still hasn't made their mind up how to vote this week, maybe this will help you?
Just whatever you do, don't vote Tory or UKIP!
PS; and yes, that is me in the pics above; linking arms with Rev Haveitall and pulling the strings of the fallen, cowed masses in the role of Big Business.