Discover Irish Liverpool With Lovehistory’s New Play

IT is just two weeks until Lovehistory, producers of the popular ’Catacombs of Liverpool’s Dark History’ series present their play, Irish Liverpool in the stunning Concert Room at St George’s Hall on Saturday 18 March to coincide with St Patrick’s Day. A captivating dramatization, this theatrical production will commemorate all of those who lost their lives in the Great Famine of the 1840s, taking audiences on a journey through the passages of Liverpool’s Irish migration. With an estimated three quarters of its population having Irish roots, Liverpool is widely known as the ‘real capital of Ireland’ and this poignant production will take an in depth look at the city’s rich Irish ancestry. The evening will feature insightful and captivating tales, all of which are historically accurate having been researched by Lovehistory who worked closely with Liverpool University History department. Lovehistory, the city’s most animated storytellers once again bring together a team of versatile actors who bring these fascinating characters to life, all with an intriguing story to tell. Irish immigrant women describe their heart-breaking journey from Ireland, Liverpool merchants debate the problem of the Irish, and activists share their struggle for better living conditions for those escaping the famine that destroyed thousands of lives. This performance will explore how Irish migration impacted on Liverpool life and culture and how those legacies live on today. Judy McLean, Creative Director of Lovehistory, said: “We are thrilled to be presenting this exploration of Liverpool’s Irish history at the Concert Room. There is such a strong Irish presence in Liverpool and this is a really poignant piece that shows the trials and struggle that they faced. It will be a wonderful way to prolong the St Patrick’s Day celebrations!” For further information visit www.lovehistory.co.uk or www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk. LISTING DETAILS: Irish Liverpool St George’s Hall Concert Room Saturday 18 March 2017 Time: 8pm (Doors open at 7pm) Tickets: £15 (plus booking and fulfilment fee) Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.