St George’s Hall is set to present a series of unique tours that will delve into the darker heart of Liverpool’s most celebrated and historic building. These stunning theatrical performances will send chills down the spine of all who partake as they are guided through Liverpool’s murderous past. Experience The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History and peel back the layers of yesteryear to reveal what lies within the heart of St George’s Hall’s dark past.
These promenade performances will explore the dark cells below the grandness of the Great Hall, where those waiting to be condemned would spend their final moments and in the shadows of Liverpool’s past, spectators will encounter the characters that will tell their tormented tales and illuminate their history.
Alan Smith, St George’s Hall Manager said, “In the 160 years that St George’s Hall has been opened, the basement catacombs have never before been utilised for an event. It would be hard to find a more dramatic backdrop within a building in which to host historical performance tours that present parts of Liverpool’s unique history. The catacombs form part of the world’s first air conditioning system built inside the halls basement, and enable visitors for the very first time to experience unique performances in a world heritage venue whilst being interpreted by gifted performers.”
The Catacombs were previously used as billeting quarters for police and the army during transport strikes, or as a food dispensary and water store during the Second World War, the catacombs and basement galleries will now take on a new and dramatic lease of life.
In keeping with the duality of St George’s Hall, this experience will expose the dire conditions of poverty whilst also revealing its power and influence in World History. Join Liverpool’s own premier theatrical performance company Lovehistory for a unique and exclusive experience.
Judy McLean, Creative Director of Lovehistory said, “We are very excited about this collaboration with the Hall. The hall is steeped in so much untold history and these tours are going to a fantastic attraction for everybody to enjoy“.
Look out for a Judge passing the death sentence, a victim waiting to be hanged or even an honorary figure of the Great Hall itself.
These exclusive tours will be exploring the underground catacombs of the Hall, which have never been revealed to the public, before now! See Liverpool’s history exposed.
For further information please visit www.lovehistory.co.uk
The Catacombs of Liverpool’s Darkest History
Monday 17 – Sunday 23 February 2014
Time: 6pm, 6.20, 6.40, 7pm, 7.20, 7.40, 8pm, 8.20, 8.40, 9pm, 9.20, and 9.40
(Approximately one hour in duration)
Tickets: £15.00 (inc booking fee)
(Capacity 40 people per tour)
Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queens Square, Liverpool. Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.