WallTalks…The Albert Dock Company Says the Show Must Go On!
In a dramatic development, the Liverpool Culture Company commissioned production of Wall Talks created by Jen Heyes and Andrew Sherlock The Albert Dock Company have stepped in to provide a space for the performance in a one night only event on Saturday 30th June starting at 8pm.
Graham Cook of the Albert Dock Company said ‘ We are fortunate that we have a window of opportunity to help out as the Liverpool John Moore’s University Degree Shows have just completed and a new show starts next week in the Great Hall. We are delighted to come to the aid of Cut to the Chase Production of Wall Talks, as our very own Jessie Hartley is in the show and it is a valuable part of the 800th Birthday Celebrations for our City and the show must go on’
In this one night only performance the public is invited to see this incredible performance which charts the history of Liverpool from the early days of the Stone Masons and Jessie Hartley, through to the war time dockers and GI’s, ending with incredible rise of Liverpool as the city of gold. This highly acclaimed 5 star performance described by the press as ‘breathtaking beauty’. Many people who bought tickets were disappointed this week when Kitgrove the land owners of the Stanly Dock took the decision to reclaim the site and locked the performance out, following a campaign by the Liverpool Echo’s art Critic Joe Riley, The Albert Dock Company has stepped in to rescue the performance. Cut to the Chase is contacting ticket holders and inviting them and any competition winners to be part of this special show.
Jen Heyes Producer and Director of Wall Talks said ‘It has been a difficult week of negotiations between myself and Kitgrove which has been supported by the Liverpool Culture Company, The Albert Dock Company have been amazing in their support of the show, obviously it will have to be amended to reflect the change in location, however Andrew and I are certain that the audiences will find the show reflects the turbulent times we have already lived through in our city and are living in now, it is quite clearly a case of art becoming reality.
Fiona Gasper of the Liverpool Culture Company said ‘ It has been a real team effort this week and I would like to thank everyone involved, especially The Albert Dock Company for making it possible for the public to see this wonderful performance one more time. I am glad to see this has a happy ending’