Little LTF to showcase new writing

Little LTF line up

Writer:

Paul Genty

18 Jun 2021

July event follows success of main festival last autumn

A programme of 14 new works is to be premiered at the first Little LTF event in Liverpool this summer.

Little LTF is a new strand to the successful Liverpool Theatre Festival, staged for the first time last September in response to the perceived need for live entertainment during the pandemic.

That festival, held outdoors at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool city centre, was created by producer Bill Elms after theatres closed their doors during the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.

The event was so well received that Elms issued an open call for artists to submit new work for the junior festival, which is at the same venue from July 12-18. This time the church grounds will be arranged into a more intimate space more appropriate for the 14 successful shows chosen for the Little LTF programme. 

Genres represented in the programme covers Black arts, cabaret, comedy, disability arts, drama, family entertainment, LGBTQ, mental health and musical theatre. Elms commented: “The decision to introduce a sister event to Liverpool Theatre Festival was most definitely a great move. Little LTF is unique as there are so few festivals that solely showcase new work. We had an excellent response to our call for submissions.”

Little LTF will open on July 12 with A Brief Conversation About The Inevitability Of Love by writer Ian Salmon.

For the full programme and to book tickets, see here