For the past three weeks Ed Barrett’s Enthusiastic Theatre Company have been rehearsing their first fully professional production of Sus; a play by Barrie Keefe, at Edge Hill Station.
Having received critical attention at the time for its depiction of police harassment under the controversial ‘Suspicious person’ (‘sus’) laws, the play is set on Election Night, 1979, and centres on the interrogation of Leon Delroy, a young black man, in the aftermath of a woman’s suspicious death. With the incoming Thatcher government set to bring a ‘New Dawn’ of hard-line law enforcement, Karn and Wilby – Delroy’s interrogators – sense a golden opportunity to make names for themselves; all they have to do is get the first murder confession of the new regime. Whatever it takes.
The play’s rehearsals have been supported through Metal’s Time and Space residency programme.
The production of Sus will be on at the Black-E (next to the Chinese Arch), and the Casa on Hope Street between October 13th and 25th – more details below.
Mon 13 Oct (cut-price preview – tickets £7 / £5)
Tue 14 Oct (tickets £10 / £8)
Sat 18 Oct (tickets £10 / £8)
Mon 20 Oct (tickets £10 / £8)
Tue 21 Oct (tickets £10 / £8)
The above five performances commence at 8pm, at The Black-E (next to the Chinese Arch), 1 Great George Street, Liverpool L1 5EW
Further dates: Fri 17 Oct (tickets £4 / £3 / £2); Fri 24 Oct (tickets £4 / £3 / £2)
The above two performances are aimed specifically for those for whom a £10 theatre ticket might simply be out of reach, and commence at 8pm, at The Casa, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ
All tickets available from The Unity Theatre Box Office, 1 Hope Place, Liverpool L1 9BG
Box-office: 0151 709 4988 / 0844 873 2888 / www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk