St George’s Hall are proud to announce the return of their historical promenade theatre in association with In Another Place, History Live – The Great and The Good comes next month on 10 – 11 June and brings to life some of the most inspiring figures from Liverpool’s past in the atmospheric cells and catacombs of St George’s Hall.
A group of local historians, enthusiasts and actors from In Another Place community group, the organisation that brought you The Alice Experience, have got together to celebrate the incredible achievements and selfless acts of historic Liverpudlians such as Josephine Butler, Edward Rushton, Doctor Duncan and more.
St Georges Hall has had a number of very successful reenacted history tours but this is the first one to concentrate on the cities inspiring historical characters who were motivated and energized by their faith. Liverpool has a strong Christian heritage – from the monks that started the ferry across the Mersey, to some of the abolitionists of the slave trade – like Thomas Hope of Hope Street fame. The Great and the Good concentrates on five characters mainly from the Victorian era, all motivated by their faith. From the wealthy Joseph Williamsonand his tunnels, to the poverty stricken Kitty Wilkinson and her laundry service to combat cholera in the slums. Visitors will also meetEdward Rushton, founder of the first school for the blind, Dr Duncan and Josephine Butler, campaigners in the fields of health and education for women.
Annie Spiers, Artistic Director – In Another Place said: ““Sometimes we concentrate on the dark aspects of history, but History Live celebrates some amazing characters – some eccentric, some saintly, all inspirational. Set in the atmospheric catacombs of St Georges Hall this production will delight, inform and challenge all who come along. Audiences in September’s preview had nothing but praise, including local historian and author Hugh Hollinghurst.“
Alan Smith, Manager of St Georges Hall said “St George’s Hall is delighted to host these dynamic heritage gallery and catacomb tours which focus purely on the great and good of our city. The spotlight is turned onto Liverpool greats who have made outstanding contributions to the life of people from the city and beyond. History Live have an outstanding record of producing great public events and I am certain this will continue with these special performances in the catacombs.”
In Another Place is an all-inclusive Christian charity that uses large scale theatrical events to encourage participation from people of all backgrounds, young and old and all abilities. They are best known for their two huge productions of The Narnia Experience and The Alice Experience which involved over 500 participants and audiences of 17,000+ walking through the experiences over a 2-week period.
For further information, please visit www.stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk
History Live – The Great And The Good Of Liverpool
St. Georges Hall, Liverpool (Heritage Centre entrance)
Friday 10th – Saturday 11th June 2016
Tours start every 20 mins from 6pm – 8pm.
(Tour last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes)
All Tickets: £10