Theatre in isolation festival

Young Salfordian writer Libby Hall features in a pop-up theatre festival designed to prove that the show must go on.

A romantic tale set in the heart of the city

Theatres may be dark but Joe Walsh and Owen Murphy of Two in a Bed theatre company decided not to let lockdown get in their way and so launched their own Theatre in Isolation Festival.

“The festival came from the two of us seeing how much people were missing theatre during isolation so we thought why not try our best to bring it to their sofas,” said Walsh.

“We got in touch with a load of creatives we know, and others we admire, and asked if they would like to get involved- the response was amazing!”

The festival is to feature various artists, such as Hall who is writer-in-residence at Salford Arts Theatre. She also acts and for the festival is performing a piece called 413 Liverpool Street.

There will also be a performance called, A Salford Love Story,  in what promises to be an enjoyable couple of days for theatre and performing arts fans alike.

“We have all sorts going on, from Q&As with some of the best in the industry, to short films, play readings, poetry and loads more,” said Walsh.

“We hope that people will watch the festival and it might just fill that theatre hole even for a couple of days, and maybe even inspire others to do the same.”

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The festival will start tomorrow with the first performances at midday on Friday May 29 and at 12.30pm on the final day of the festival, Saturday 30th. Performances will be shown at selected times on the Two in a Bed theatre company’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

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