Three local performers are lending their voice to Knowsley’s upcoming outdoor theatre spectacular, A Thousand Feet Deep by Periplum.
Eithne Browne, Ashleigh Nugent, and Keddy Sutton have all recorded the atmospheric narration that will accompany the spectacular performance at Stadt Moers Park on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October.
Huyton born actress Eithne Browne, local author, playwright and rapper Ashleigh Nugent, and Liverpool born actress and comedian Keddy Sutton will voice stories, myths and legends that surround Knowsley’s history and that have been gathered from the local communities for the script written by Periplum’s Artistic Directors & writers Claire Raftery & Damian Wright.
During conversations with the local community Periplum gathered amazing tales of power, industry and magic from across the borough – from those who lived above Cronton’s colliery and could hear the singing of the miners from below their houses, to workers from Ford and Jaguar who referred to their workplace as the ‘Big House’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow’.
A Thousand Feet Deep by Periplum will be an immersive experience with live performance, pyrotechnics, fire and a soundtrack written by Barry Han, Mike Simmonds, Claire Raftery & Damian Wright.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said:
“We’re delighted to bring international outdoor theatre specialists Periplum to Knowsley to create this spectacular performance that explores the history and spirit of our borough.
“They have worked with the local community to gather stories and memories and it’s fantastic that these local performers of such talent and experience are giving them a voice.”
Tickets are available now – to book, click here.
Huyton-born actress Eithne Browne has most recently appeared in Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and is most well-known for her role as Chrissy Rogers in Brookside. Eithne has already played a role in Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture and performed as part of the Serious Nonsense Festival in August.
Originally from Rainhill, Ashleigh spent his childhood in and around Knowsley in the 1980s. He is an award-winning author, playwright and rapper and has played a key role in Knowsley’s year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture and was instrumental in the opening programme for Shakespeare North Playhouse.
Liverpool born Keddy Sutton is an actress, comedian, singer and voiceover artist who has featured on TV and in numerous productions at Liverpool’s Royal Court. Keddy most recently played a key role in the opening events for Shakespeare North Playhouse.
A Thousand Feet Deep by Periplum is brought to the borough by Knowsley Council with additional funding from Arts Council England as part of its year as Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture.