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Treasured, Titanic tale sets sail for Liverpool, 1 Oct

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Treasured - described as 'a unique, large scale multimedia theatrical event' is set to transform Liverpool Anglican Cathedral into a living, breathing canvas of Titanic proportions this October.  Inspired by one of the most powerful tragedies of the last 100 years, the story of the HMS Titanic, Treasured aims to move beyond simply re-telling the tale of that fateful maiden voyage in 1912, and explores the stories of those left behind and those who were taken by the seas.

Brendan Ball will play original music live as part of Treasured, alongside live recordings of cutting edge contemporary classical music created especially for this production by composer Ailis Ni Riain.  For the past 13 years Brendan has played co-principal trumpet and principal cornet with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The cast includes: Nick Birkinshaw who for 10 years has toured nationally and internationally with groups such as Moving Being, Kaboodle, Doppelganger and Kiss Theatre and worked in arts and regeneration in Merseyside for over 25 years. He appeared in Jen Heyes/Andrew Sherlock’s Wall Talks as part of Liverpool Biennial 2004 and again in 2007, and in Walk The Plank’s multi-media SWALK production.

It also stars Laura Campbell, a Liverpool-based actor and her previous theatrical performances include The Cenci at the Edinburgh Festival, The Quiet Little Englishman at the Park Palace Liverpool and Rush at National Museums. Laura’s TV work includes Bad Girls, Queer As Folk, and as one half of the electronic duo Mulu, Top Of The Pops, The Sunday show and MTV.

also stars Christopher Hollinshead, Brian Dodd and Nicola Bentley and the play continues Liverpool Cathedral’s long standing commitment to hosting innovative and contemporary performances and the cast will interact with large scale film by Illuminos who work with projection, light and sound to create works that directly stem from the buildings, spaces and places they engage with. 

The play is co produced by The Aspire Trust – a charity dedicated to transforming peoples’ life stories through creativity and runs from 1 - 6 October at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.


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