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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. con­fi­an­ca­col­lab­o­ra­

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