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Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai Brings Dark Comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', To Hope Street Theatre In Liverpool

Updated: Jul 28, 2023

Upcoming Theatre Collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, Brings Dark Comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', To Hope Street Theatre In Liverpool City Centre

Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai are bringing their innovative approach to theatre to Liverpool with their latest production, 'TRANSISTOR'.


Founded by a collection of drama and music teachers that migrated to Northern Thailand from the UK, Australia & France, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai was created out of a love for dark-humoured, engaging and progressive theatre — alongside expanding the creative arts scene of Chiang Mai in North Thailand.


Their productions quickly gained a loyal following due to their quirky style and love of interesting performance spaces, with a previous production having been performed in an old ice factory.


When Covid-19 hit, some of the team returned to their home countries, but in the midst of lockdown one of the organisation's founders, Kelly Holliday, wrote 'TRANSISTOR', a dark comedy drama about LGBTQ issues, specifically focusing on Trans struggles.

Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

The play focuses on a radical feminist and retired defence attorney Vivian Isaac who is dying. Fast. Her dutiful wife Maggie offers support in the form of fuss, but all Viv wants is to have Maggie and their two adopted daughters with her when it's her time. The family are trying to patch up the fallout between Vivian and youngest child ‘Rebecca’ who has been estranged from the family after searching for their birth parents and transitioning as male; Ryan. When Ryan arrives, Vivian is furious and accuses the family of deceiving her. Tension continues to rise and we watch the family's demise, realising that some secrets refuse to be buried.


Please do be aware that 'TRANSISTOR' is a dark comedy. The contents of the play contains strong language throughout and scenes which some audience members may find upsetting. Including adult themes such as sexual violence (which are not depicted but discussed), death and Transphobia. It is suitable for audiences of ages 16 and above.

Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
Upcoming theatre collective, Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai, is bringing their dark comedy, 'TRANSISTOR', to Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

The play is brought to life by arrangement with Dark Horse Theatre Chiang Mai production company and the Chiang Mai Drama Centre. The production is written and directed by Kelly Holliday, with the play set to have a 5-night run at the Hope Street Theatre on its visit to Liverpool.


'TRANSISTOR' will run for 5 nights from Tuesday the 25th of July until Saturday the 29th of July, with the performance starting at 7:30pm.


You can get your tickets for the play through the Ticket Quarter website.

Flyer For 'TRANSISTOR' By Dark Horse Theatre
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You can also check out the flyer for 'TRANSISTOR', which features additional information and imagery.


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