Theatre News: There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit, Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

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There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit

The dark comedy play There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit comes to Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre in February 2020.

Linda, Brian and daughter Nelly are new to the neighbourhood. Everything seems perfect. Perfect house, perfect garden, perfect life – just what they need. One day, whilst hanging out the washing, Linda notices something in Nelly’s sandpit … and it has fingernails.

Following their recent success of The Nether by Jennifer Haley in 2018 at Hope Street Theatre, Falling Doors Theatre brings you their next production, a new play devised by local actors and creatives: There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit, following a series of R&D workshops with the full company.

A dystopian, dark-comedy, the story follows a young family who have just moved into a new neighbourhood where everything seems perfect. When their world starts to crumble around them, we learn that everything isn’t always as it seems. Falling Doors Theatre was set up in 2015 by freelance Theatre Director Sarah Van Parys (Young Everyman Playhouse Director graduate) with Creative Producer Nancy Msiska (Young Everyman Playhouse Producer graduate) joining the company in 2018.

Both Sarah and Nancy have been regularly producing theatre in the North West and plan to bring Falling Doors Theatre to new audiences in 2020 with plans to tour The Nether and with initial plans for a new production with the Liverpool Irish Festival in 2020 in Ireland and Liverpool.

Falling Doors Theatre have worked on an array of projects including new writing and new plays. There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit is the 5th full length play to be staged by the company, with past work including Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly as part of the Liverpool Fringe Festival in 2017, Committed by Stephen Smith at The Blade Factory (Camp & Furnace) followed by a run later that year as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival at the Liverpool Irish Centre (2018). We also staged the sold out performance of Kitty by Carol Maginn at the Liverpool Light Night 2018, with a run at the Liverpool Irish Festival later in the year at the Liverpool Medical Institute.

There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit is produced by Sarah Van Parys and Nancy Msiska, Directed by Sarah Van Parys, the set designed by Caitlin Mawhinney, Music Composition by Ben Murray, Lighting designed by Ink-Wissuta Duangsri and Callum
Southern, Movement Direction by Chloe Pole, production created and devised by the full company. The cast includes Elliot Burton, Shawney Ross, Catherine Devine, Natasha Hale and Michael Schenck.

There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit Tickets

There’s A Dead Body In My Baby’s Sandpit performs at the Hope Street Theatre from Wednesday February 26-Saturday February 29. To buy tickets, click here or call 0344 561 0622.