This will be the third year of this Merseyside festival which champions new writing. The Match was chosen from over thirty entries and is only one of two plays written by a complete novice.
â€˜Iâ€™m not an award winning playwright, actor or drama student; Iâ€™m an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances because Iâ€™m having a play produced. Fantastic. Only festivals that champion new writing can enable this. You can only have one debut play and The Match is mine. Come and enjoy it. I know I will.â€™ Mari Lloyd
Set against the backdrop of the Merseyside Derby, The Match is a story about love loyalty and acceptance, about coping with a debilitating illness and keeping your sense of humour, about living with ghosts from the past but maintaining an incurable optimism for the future. Thatâ€™s life. Thatâ€™s football.
â€˜The action of the play takes place across the course of an evening in Tom and Annieâ€™s Kitchen. I was drawn to The Match because it is an example of intimate, real and believable drama at its very best. It excites me that this is Mariâ€™s first piece of work, and Iâ€™m honoured to be the first to direct it. Iâ€™m thrilled to be part of a festival that champions New Writing and brings together talent in the North West.â€™ â€“ Liz Stevenson, Director
The Match will be shown at The Actorâ€™s Studio 36 Seel St. on Friday 30th March at 9:30. Monday 2nd April at 6:30 and Thursday 5th April at 8:00.
For more details see http://www.writenowfestival.co.uk