Fuelfest at Unity Theatre

Liverpool Skyline
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  •  ~ Original image: Ales Valasek, designed by Leopold
  •  ~ image: Ben Dowden
  • Black T-shirt Collection ~ Image: Naomi Woodis

We were thrilled to be collaborating with Liverpool’s Unity Theatre to bring you an exciting season of new shows. This was a new kind of partnership for us, and we hope you experienced something unique and surprising in the festival. We believe the artists who have made these shows are some of the most imaginative and inspiring in the UK, and we hope you agreed.

Alongside four shows in the theatres, you could listen to Body Pods, a series of podcasts about the human body in the foyer.

There were post-show discussions after every Friday performance at Fuelfest, as well as workshops.

A bit more information about the shows

Conceived and directed by David Rosenberg
Written by Glen Neath
Music and Sound by Ben and Max Ringham

Ring is a sound journey in complete darkness.

It is an antidote to choice.

This was the beginnings of our new show from director David Rosenberg (Electric Hotel, Shunt), writer Glen Neath (The Outgoing Man, and Romcom by Rotozaza) and Fuel.

Post-show discussion Friday 17 February.

Going Dark
Written by Hattie Naylor in collaboration with Sound&Fury

Sound&Fury, who last came to Liverpool with their hit show Kursk, use their innovative theatre vocabulary of immersive surround sound design, total darkness and imaginative lighting in Going Dark to reawaken our wonder at the cosmos and reveal how one man’s vision becomes illuminated by darkness.

This show takes place in very low lighting, with moments of total darkness.

Post-show discussion Friday 24 February

Uninvited Guests'
Make Better Please
In collaboration with Lewis Gibson

This is a town hall meeting and a radio broadcast, a public protest and the news of your world. In these times of crisis we make a collective ministry with you, our society of friends.Possessed by the spirits of corporate fat cats, cabinet ministers and media tycoons, we invoke the demons of the day, in order to banish them forever. Frothing at the mouth, we dance it out, rock out and rage on your behalf.

Each show will draw on the day’s news and will be about whatever matters to you. We’ll speak the unspeakable and do the unthinkable for you.

Post-show discussion Friday 2 March.

Inua Ellams'
Black T-shirt Collection

From Fringe First winner Inua Ellams comes a new story about two foster brothers building a global t-shirt brand. On their journey from a market in Nigeria to a sweatshop in China, Matthew and Muhammed discover the consequences of success.

Inua Ellams was born in Nigeria in 1984, and moved to the UK as a teenager. Inua’s work merges visual art, spoken word and theatre, and he is known for his for iconic imagery, beauty and attention to detail.

Post-show discussion Friday 9 March.

Fuel, Roundhouse and UCL Ear Institute present
Body Pods

Discover the strange and surprising human body in Body Pods, a series of 12 podcasts by artists and scientists, each one exploring a different part of your body.

Every month a new podcast will be added to the listening stations.

More projects

  • Ring

    Ring is a surreal sound journey in complete darkness and an antidote to choice. Wearing headphones that amplify every intimate...

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  • Black T-shirt Collection

    Fuel presents Inua Ellams’ Black T-shirt Collection  “A tinglingly resonant celebration of the art of solo performance” Evening Standard **** From Fringe First winner...

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  • Body Pods

    Touring Listening Stations in 2013... In 2012 we created a series of 12 podcasts by artists and scientists, each exploring a...

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  • Going Dark

    Written by Hattie Naylor in collaboration with Sound&Fury How far can you see? A mile? A hundred miles? Or to the...

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  • Make Better Please

    In collaboration with Lewis Gibson. Bring us the troubles of the world, this city's crises and the hope in your hearts. In...

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