Unity Theatre: Borrowed

Unity Theatre: Borrowed

Unity Theatre: Borrowed

Venue: Unity Theatre
Date(s): 27.4.24
Time(s): 20:00


Saturday 27th April

By Sasha Georgette
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 ‘Fat Characters Aren’t Just Funny Friends’.

 is a radical story about a pregnant fat girl, a prejudiced healthcare system, and a pineapple.

Triggered by the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States, Borrowed was born (pun intended).

Centring a fat woman as our protagonist, this play destroys the notion that the sole purpose of pregnant people are to be vehicles for a foetus. It tackles what it’s truly like to grow something inside of you and battle the thoughts of your own inner child, while manoeuvring a medical field like a landmine. At the heart of this play, it is about a person’s bodily autonomy and trying to navigate a world that was not made for them.


Ticket Offers:

  • 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:

Borrowed 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 & book a festival pass 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.