Playwrights competing in an international Liverpool Festival will introduce their own plays via the medium of film.
The eight writers selected for the Beatles-themed Ticket to Write Festival have recorded a brief message to be shown ahead of their entry at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool on Tuesday July 30.
“This will really help reinforce the international appeal of The Beatles with writers from the USA , Merseyside and throughout the UK focusing on the home city of the Fab Four”, said Artistic Director, Michelle Taylor, from Crosby, who came up with the idea of the filmed introductions.
And members of the audience will have a say in who wins the tasty £150 prize.
To mark the 70th Anniversary of George Harrison's birth, this year, four of the entries selected focus mainly George – often dubbed the quiet Beatle.
The three Merseyside entries are:
- Digital Age by Chris Jenkin, from Aigburth, gives a humorous insight into how things would be if the Beatles were still together today.
- Double Fantasy by Paul McGuire from Ainsdale, Southport which imagines John and George in Limbo keeping ‘dixie’ on Paul and Ringo on Earth.
- Darren and George by Phil McNulty of Southport, shows a man with George’s laid back style using his beliefs and spiritual ideals to try to calm a very angry young scally tearaway.
“It's also a chance for actors from the North-West to parade their talents”, said Festival Director, Jamie Gaskin, from Southport.