FRIDAY 13 March, 19.00 at St Luke’s Church
Purgatory is a horror performance set in St. Luke’s Church.
The story of five ghosts trapped within the grounds of the church will be told. Each tale stripped down to its raw emotional impact.
Friday March 13th 7pm. £6, £5.
Tickets available from News From Nowhere
These original short pieces have been devised to explore the dark side of our spiritual nature. The performance will be held together on the evening by an environment of sights and sounds that will turn the church into a cauldron of menace.
The audience will witness an ongoing supernatural struggle between spectres and their fates. The artists involved have dealt with unsettling themes within the stories, but never lost sight of the sheer joy of terrifying people.
The setting provides an amazing opportunity for time and place to meet the needs of the darkness of imagination. St. Luke’s, or the bombed out church, has been both a major meeting point and crucial reference within the city for many years. It has also been a magnificent cladding for the more adventurous flow of Liverpool life.
The interior of the church, inaccessible for a long time, has now become a setting for community and culture, thanks to the imagination and drive of Urban Strawberry Lunch, who are managing the location and the events that occur inside. Its history and austerity are the perfect setting for a selection of ghost stories told through music and theatre and involving some of the most respected artists in both Liverpool and Manchester.
The Purgatory project is led by Frakture who have been at the forefront of promoting avant-garde music projects in Liverpool for several years. Leading Frakture musicians will be working alongside invited guest musicians and actors who share a fascination with classic psychological horror.
This will include original pieces created especially for the night from Liverpool’s innovative and electrifying aPAtT, and Manchester’s hauntingly atmospheric Mayming. Both of these bands have been recently involved in major multi-media projects, and will provide a unique musical and visual edge to the theatre.
Please be aware this is a promenade piece so dress accordingly. This event is not considered suitable for children under the age of 15.
This event is funded through an Arts Council lottery grant.
For more details; Frakture on 0151 709 6123, firstname.lastname@example.org
Other events at St. Lukes; www.usl.org.uk, www.myspace.com/lunchatstlukes
To find out more about the bands; www.myspace.com/mayming, www.apatt.com
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