Following their recent a debut run of ‘A-Void’ during On The Verge Festival 2017, Mooncup Theatre brings the cult-hit show to Stanley Park Liverpool!
Funded by Arts Council England, A-VOID is a dark comedy performance piece which invites its audience to journey with them through an exploration of cult mentality, body politics and propaganda… quite literally as it takes place on a bus. Inspired largely by NHS Propaganda of the 2016 ‘Leave’ campaign for Brexit, Donald Trump’s meteoric and baffling rise to power and other political catastrophes, A-Void commands its viewers to surrender themselves to their Void.
The piece targets 18-24 year olds, with the overwhelming support of Liverpool Hope and John Moores universities, and a cross-section of generations in the communities of North Liverpool, Birkenhead and Widnes.
A-Void challenges human susceptibility by using a combination of theatrical techniques and psychological experiments to coerce its audience as its all-woman cult cast – assemble their own vehicle to drive public opinion! A-Void has been supported by funders including Arts Council England’s ‘Grants for the Arts Fund’ and Awesome Liverpool.
Mooncup Theatre, the company behind A-Void, is made up of 4 producers; Rebecca Clarke, Alice Phillips, Lydia Ellen Parsons and Isobel Balchin. Weird, wonderful and worried about the current political climate, Mooncup Theatre calls out for like-minded souls across Liverpool to join A-Void.
Warrington born Rebecca Clarke said of the upcoming performances, “We’re obviously excited to unveil this piece to Stanley Park in Liverpool. Merseyside is the perfect city to experiment with this kind of comedy performance – the region’s staunch political leanings are no secret. We’re sure a lot of our audience members will be attuned to the teachings of A-Void pretty quickly.”
“It’s going to be pretty hectic, dark, disorienting – we’re mirroring some tactics of the political elite, hopefully opening some eyes and having some laughs along the way.”
“It’s about making high quality theatre accessible to all communities.” This view is reflected through further performances in partnership with beacons of community inclusivity. Alongside Stanley Park Liverpool CIC, Mooncup Theatre have also performed at community organisation The Studio Widnes and local domestic abuse charity Tomorrow’s Women Wirral.
Mooncup Theatre advises audience members to wrap up warm! Part of the show will take place on a bus and in a non-heated space. Viewers must also be aware that the performance contains some strobe lighting.
Performance & Ticket information:
A-Void will take place at Stanley Park on:
Wednesday 28th February 2018 at 8pm. The performance will run for 1.5 hours and is followed by an optional Q&A session with the company.
Pick-up & drop-off point: Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW.
Tickets are free but spaces are limited. Tickets must be booked via Eventbrite through the following link: