local actor, presenter and property developer, Simon O’Brien has confirmed his involvement with the Page to Stage Festival 2016, as one of our patrons.  More information on Simon’s background can be found by visiting his website www.simonobrien.com

After the success of the Festival 2014, Page to Stage is delivering another festival of new writing from the 4th-17th of April this year.

“Eight plays have been selected,” says John Mc, the festival director, “the directors have been assigned, most of the actors cast and venues confirmed, the next stage is attracting general front of house volunteers and audiences through further promotion of the festival and its performance opportunities.”

This Thursday sees a Page to Stage Social being held where all those involved so far, are meeting up to discuss the festival, its opportunities and the plays being performed.  It is being held at Fruit and Fibres Canteen and Craft Workshop at 6PM and we invite those still interested in being involved to come along.   

Fruit and Fibres is no stranger to Page to Stage. They have already hosted the Writers’ Day, Directors Speed Dating event, Directors Workshops, Casting Day and are going to be one of our performance venues throughout the festival.

“The focus of the festival is always the writing,” explains John, “It is a platform for new writing. It’s a place for new and emerging writers to shine while in the relative safety of the festival. But we can’t provide that without the involvement of local directors, actors, venues and volunteers.”

Each of the shows will be performed at least four times during the two weeks in April at a variety of venues across the city. Across the eight shows, up to forty cast and crew have and must still be recruited in some cases.

Fruit and Fibres is nestled within the Baltic Triangle area of the city centre and Hannah, owner of Fruit and Fibres explained, “We are really excited to be working with the Page to Stage festival and welcome any future opportunities to work with them and any established and emerging artists within the Baltic Triangle district and across the city.”

Andrea Hall, the festival’s marketing manager also commented, “The festival is potentially a huge, creative opportunity for the city and especially one for burgeoning writers, as there is no one, major opportunity that puts new writing first.  We are seeking to run the festival on an annual basis and hope it grows year on year, to establish and build on the already existing and world famous, creative community that Liverpool is known to have.  From my perspective I am particularly keen to recruit local industry professionals like Simon O’Brien to help the festival blossom and develop.”

Anyone wishing to get involved can visit there website and social media channels for more information.


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