The Guide Liverpool Fringe: 24-hour Play Festival

Have you ever wanted to see 24 actors, 6 directors and 6 writers sweat like their lives depended on it? Now’s your chance!

In the name of supporting The Guide Liverpool Fringe Festival, that’s exactly what they’ll be doing on this Friday and you can have the enjoyment of watching all the thrills and spills of their efforts. At 10pm on March 2nd, 24 actors, 6 writers and 6 directors will meet in a room, legs trembling and nerves jangling for Liverpool Fringe’s inaugural 24-hour Play Festival. They’ll be set one challenge, in a team of six – consisting of a writer, a director and four actors – to write, rehearse and perform a piece of theatre within 24-hours.

Watch above as our Jay finds out more. 

The event is the brainchild of the Liverpool Fringe’s Festival Director Sam Buist. Sam first came across the concept of the 24-hour play festival when he was asked to be one of the directors at a similar event in Hyde Park in 2010 and has been one of the directors at the event every year since.

As well as raising funds for the festival, the 24-hour Play Festival is provides a great opportunity for actors, writers and directors to meet each other and strengthen the Liverpool theatre scene. Between them will they manage to meet their challenge or will there be blood on the floor? You can find out first hand, as the six shows will be performed at Lark Lane Community Centre, from 7.30pm on the 3rd March.

Tickets are £7 and available from Skiddle, here. If you’d like to be involved as an actor, director or writer, email and follow us on Twitter for all the latest. 

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