20 Stories High

Liverpool, UK

Liverpool-based 20 Stories High produce professional theatre and participatory projects. They create work through collaboration with young people and artists, capturing the imaginations of their audiences with their bold renderings of contemporary tales. Twinned with 84theater (Iran), the group performed Rain at CTW 2010.

"Established in 2006 and based in Liverpool, we tour plays to schools, youth clubs and theatre venues, and run a range of participatory projects, including the 20 Stories High Youth Theatre. Recent projects include Blackberry Trout Face by award-winning playwright Laurence Wilson, Babul and the Blue Bear by Keith Saha as well as On Me Onez and A Private Viewing by the 20 Stories High Youth Theatre."

As their application activity for CTW 2010, 20 Stories High went to Edge Hill station, the oldest passenger railway station in the world, which houses the oldest waiting room. They wanted to explore waiting, journeys and the passing of time, by imagining people waiting in that space over the past 150 years – what might they have been waiting for? And who where they waiting with?

20 Stories High’s performance during CTW 2010 was Rain - a fox, the colour green, and an umbrella connected the show beautifully to their Iranian twin’s performance. Tackling depression and the tricky relationship between parent and child, Rain is told through a fusion of Hip Hop, song, poetry, and movement.

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