Updated: Nov 2
A Double Bill Of Dark Comedic Performances — 'Out The Woodwork' & 'Dirty Old Town' Are Heading To Hope Street Theatre This Coming November
A double bill of two one-act plays with a generous dose of dark comedy blending a mix of storytelling including poetry, performance, stand-up comedy, and audience participation, which will be heading to Hope Street Theatre in The Georgian Quarter this November.
The first play is Mikyla Jane Durkan's 'Dirty Old Town': Introducing Marigold Lately — a one-woman show of despair, disappointment and dismemberment. It is hilariously not funny.
The second play is Lee Clotworthy's 'Out The Woodwork': Down on her luck, Pat wins the lottery Jackpot and must guard the ticket with her life, quite literally, when they all crawl Out The Woodwork.
You can get tickets to see the double bill performance through the Box Office on the TicketQuarter.
The performances at Hope Street Theatre with run from:
Thursday the 16th of November 2023, starting at 7:30pm.
Friday the 17th of November 2023, starting at 7:30pm.
Saturday the 18th of November 2023, starting at 7:30pm.
Please note that this show is age restricted to ages 16 years and above as it contains adult themes. There is a trigger warning with this show as there are scenes of domestic violence that some viewers may find upsetting.
Who's Starring In The Shows
Mikyla Jane Durkan's 'Dirty Old Town'
Actress, Marigold Lately, was born in the Autumn of 2022 after a gestation period of more than 50 years. Since her birth she has performed at approaching 100 comedy and spoken word events throughout the North West.
Sorrowful and snarling - sharing tales and often surreal, comic commentary from someone ‘stuck on a pin’, wriggling, who is willing to share it.
Marigold is viciously gentle – straddling genres but never sitting on the fence.
She will be making her stage debut in her one-woman show 'Dirty Old Town' in November at the Hope Street Theatre in Liverpool City Centre.
Just where is ‘Dirty Old Town’ to be found? It’s in an absurdly dark place where characters are not always what they seem in Marigold Lately’s wonderful one woman show which is dripping in venom and tenderness of equal measure.
Fresh off the back of a run of comedy nights and spoken word performances at venues across Liverpool and Manchester — The Hot Water Comedy Club, Fem de la Femme and A Lovely Word to name but three.
The show is a combination of storytelling, stand up comedy and performance. Hilariously NOT funny.
Lee Clotworthy's 'Out The Woodwork'
Starring in the new Scouse comedy show, 'Out The Woodwork' written and directed by Lee Clotworthy, is Sam Richardson, Mike Newstead, Geraldine Moloney Judge, Francis Brack, Roxanne Male and Eve Bowles.
We focus on stories which are apparent to my beautiful home City of Liverpool, and what makes a city beautiful? It's people of course! There’s no other wit or humour like it'. - Lee Clotworthy, Writer & Director of Out The Woodwork.
Who's Bringing These Performances To The Stage?
Formed in 2015, Gingerlee Does It, is a Liverpool based theatre company which prides itself on homegrown talent. Writer, practitioner, director and commercial model Lee Clotworthy started with his acclaimed solo writing debut ‘National Killing Day’ performed in Manchester in 2016 and later at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Written in 2020, ‘Out the Woodwork’ fell victim to the pandemic and Lee is now delighted to bring it to a local Liverpool audience as part of a theatre double bill with the fabulous talent of Mikyla Durkan.
Writer and director Lee Clotworthy has appeared on ITV Drama Maryland amongst many commercials, billboards and theatre shows both in the UK and worldwide. Raised on a council estate in Whiston, situated in the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Knowsley.
Lee has progressed his career through community theatre, profit-share theatre then gone on to paid work through networking, graft and finding work in London where he lived for several years.
Lee is only too aware how hard the business is for working class actors, talking about this, he said: ''Gingerlee Does It' is a theatre company for like-minded, home-grown talent. I cast actors on merit, dedication for their craft and talent, not because of nepotism which unfortunately appears to be rife in the industry.'
He added: 'We focus on stories which are apparent to my beautiful home City of Liverpool, and what makes a city beautiful? It's people of course! There’s no other wit or humour like it'.
Where Are The Performances Taking Place?
Hope Street Theatre,
22 Hope Street,
The Georgian Quarter,
Liverpool City Centre,
City of Liverpool, L1 9BY,
Liverpool City Reigon, UK.
You can get tickets to see the double bill performance of 'Out The Woodwork' and 'Dirty Old Town' through the Box Office on the TicketQuarter.