Unity Bring Red Skies to Liverpool
Date: 25 April 2011
Following sell out performances last year, unitytheatre welcome back local theatre company CJ Productions next month with Jo Mac's drama Red Skies.
In 1940 Merseyside lost almost 4000 people to Hitler’s blitzkrieg. Many more thousands were injured. Inspired by Mac’s Nan who survived the Luftwaffe’s merciless assault Liverpool, Red Skies combines humour and warmth, pathos and tragedy, songs and dancing to produce a show that is life-affirming as well as a salutary and timely reminder of the horrors of war, both then and now.
On December 31st 1940, fifteen people are huddled in an air raid shelter as the German bombers do their brutal work overhead.
Writer Jo Mac comments about her second visit to unity with the company; "I’ve brought Red Skies back to unity because of the friendly atmosphere, there's feeling of we all ‘in this together’, which is exactly the spirit of the play."
Red Skies runs in line with Liverpool City Councils programme of events from 11 - 14 May and is directed by Paul Goetzee.
- by Glenn Meads
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