Unity Theatre: Berber Boy

Unity Theatre: Berber Boy

Unity Theatre: Berber Boy

Venue: Unity Theatre
Date(s): 26.4.24
Time(s): 20:00


Friday 26th April

Part of Up Next 2024 – a two-week festival celebrating Merseyside artists.


This performance will feature a 30 minute long Post-Show Q&A with the creator of the piece entitled ‘Identity politics and creative handcuffs’.


Moncef sits outside a Dublin meeting room. He’s auditioning for the role of a lifetime: disgraced Tunisian President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali.

Moncef’s passport has the name Peter on it.

Ben Ali wants to give him acting advice.

A leprechaun has been summoned.

Salt crystals and watermelon pips gather at the edges of this high strangeness.

What are the lines for the scene again?

Berber Boy is a subversive new autobiographical theatre show; part coming-of-age story, part culture-fuck, and a very Irish discussion about Tunisian identity – and if that confuses the hell out of you, you’ve got the idea…


Ticket Offers:

  • Weekly Festival Pass Wristband: After selling out in 2022, our limited-edition Festival Pass Wristbands return for this year’s festival. The Festival Pass is just £25 per week and gives you access to all events in your chosen week (saving you £23). What’s more, you’ll get an exclusive Up Next Festival Wristband to gain entry into all shows and 10% off at the Unity Bar. View the Week 1 and 2 Pass options and book here.


About Up Next Festival:

Berber Boy is part of Up Next 2024 – a two-week arts festival celebrating Merseyside artists.

With a line-up programmed through the Unity Open Call, Up Next Festival features 11 brand-new shows from some of the region’s most exciting artists and companies, plus a comedy night, exhibition launch, live music, panel discussions, creative events and more.

View the full line-up and book festival passes here or scroll.


This programme is made possible thanks to our Open Call Crowdfunder 2023 Donors and funding from The Arts Society and The Granada Foundation.