The Little LTF event in Liverpool is set to return with a programme of 14 new works by local creatives.
The programme covers a range of diverse and inclusive genres including Black arts, cabaret, comedy, disability arts, drama, family entertainment, LGBTQ, mental health, and musical theatre.
It will open with A Brief Conversation About The Inevitability Of Love by Ian Salmon, which is a love story about destiny.
Other works include Michael Alan Bailey and Maria Lovelady’s Twice Nightly, Becky Brooks’ The Forgotten Forest, and Carl Rice’s Superstar.
The festival was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms, who wanted to bring entertainment back to audiences since the first Coronavirus lockdown in March 2020 mandated the closure of theatres nationwide.
After the great success of last autumn’s festival, Elms decided to take the event up a notch by providing a platform to premiere new works. Thus, artists had the opportunity to submit new work for an open call with a chance to be premiered and showcased at its sister event.
Elms commented that the open call highlighted the “remarkable talent” of artists across Liverpool City Region and the wider North West area.
“Creatives have really jumped on-board for this festival of new works, especially in this first year, so we’re excited for the future already. Work submitted was extremely creative, diverse, captivating and inspiring – it’s been a very uplifting experience and proved very difficult for the panel to select its final programme of shows,” he added.
The festival will run from 12-18 July and take place in St Luke’s Bombed Out Church.
Further information about Little LTF and details of where to buy tickets can be found online.
Words by Katie Heyes
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