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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.

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.

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, sexual consent and the covid-19 pandemic.

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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  • 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
Friday 11 November 7:30pm
Saturday 12 November 7:30pm