A NEW play written by Liverpool playwright Mark Curtis and produced and directed by Edge Hill academic Lisa AdamsDavey will premiere at the University’s Arts Centre to mark World Mental Health Week.
Red Carpet will be performed October 12-14 by Lisa’s alumni theatre company Confiança Collaborative.
The play, which is predominantly set in a dreamscape, aims to make conditions such as clinical depression and suicide more comprehensible through its use of both comedy and tragedy.
Described as an account of a life cut short, this dramatic performance of manic humour interspersed with tragic truths set in a surreal mixed-media environment will depict a world made frantic, vulgar, hysterical, and catastrophic.
Lisa Adams-Davey set up Confiança Collaborative after her 2014 production of They Shoot Dogs (written by fellow academic Sandra Philip), which explored Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and also featured Edge Hill Performing Arts alumni.
For more information on the company and their work, please visit their website: www. confiancacollaborative.com