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20 Stories High in association with Go Play Studios & Unity Theatre, supported by Everyman & Playhouse. Touchy films originally commissioned by Wellcome Collection.

A double bill of Live Music, Hip Hop, film, and poetry, from Liverpool’s finest

What happens when some of Liverpool’s finest rappers, singers, poets, and Ninjas get creative in one space? The answer: something truly unique.

After a two-year gap, 20 Stories High are back on the road with a double bill bursting at the seams with originality, scouse humour and grit.

TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY is made up of a mixture of short films and live performances. They cover a range of different artistic styles which showcase the talents of the performers who co-wrote and created the show in collaboration with 20 Stories High and other creatives.

First up is TOUCHY – a collection of award-winning short films on the theme of touch. Unique stories told through a mash up of eye-popping animation, heartfelt music video, and gripping drama all shown on the big screen.

Next up is ANTHOLOGY – a raw piece of gig theatre that promises to raise the roof! A collection of uncompromising, emotive, and funny, personal testimonies. Expect heavy-hip-hop vibes, uplifting R and B, and a unique blend of poetry-infused ninja moves!

Themes and stories across the evening include – public displays of affection in same-sex couples, the highs, and lows of transitioning and uplifting tales of Black empowerment.

Post-Show Jam

We’re hosting a post-show jam!

This is an opportunity for local artists & young participants to jump on the mic, share their own work & collaborate with the incredible TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY artists. This will be straight after the show in Space 0 on Thursday 10th November for around 30 minutes.

About 20 Stories High

20 Stories High is a theatre company based in Liverpool. 20 Stories High make theatre that is… gritty, jumping, melodic, rebellious, contemporary, mashed-up, authentic, original, visual, challenging, lyrical, tender, anarchic, diverse, surprising, booming, political, funny, collaborative… and heart-felt. Learn more here

Content Warning

The stories are challenging, but also hopeful. Contains strong language and storylines exploring systemic racism, substance abuse, eating disorders, transitioning, sexual consent, neurodiversity, and the covid-19 pandemic.

Contains depictions of sexual imagery and references to sexual trauma.

We created a self-care toolkit to accompany each film to ensure that our audiences feel safe and empowered when accessing our work.

You can access the self-care toolkit here.

Also contains flashing images.

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Times are hard. They are getting harder. Despite that, we know that art will prevail.

Our lowest concession rate – called The Pinch ticket – is now available for anyone who needs it, with no proof required.

To book your The Pinch ticket, simply proceed to check out at any event of your choice and input the number of tickets required into the ‘The Pinch’ field. For any queries, reach out to our wonderful Box Office team at

  • Price
    £15 Full price | £12 Under 35 | £10 Concessions | Free with a Contact Membership
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
  • Running
    135 minutes including a 15 minute interval
  • Genre
Date Time & Place
Thursday 10 November 7:30pm
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Friday 11 November 7:30pm
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Saturday 12 November 7:30pm
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