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Thrills at sea

A new thriller from award-winning Liverpool playwright Chloe Moss comes to the Everyman in May.

Corrina, Corrina (May 17-June 4) is a co-production between the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and London-based touring company Headlong.

The play is set on a container ship bound from the UK to Singapore. Corrina, following in her seafaring father’s footsteps, boards – but not everyone is pleased to have her there, and not everyone will make it to their final destination. The thriller – a story of power dynamics, superstitions and revenge – explores what happens when we think no one is watching...

Playwright and screenwriter Chloe Moss was previously responsible for Love, Liverpool and The Way Home for Everyman Playhouse. She won the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwriting Prize in 2009 for This Wide Night, and has had work staged at Manchester's Royal Exchange, London’s Royal Court and Soho Theatre.

Moss said: “What was fascinating in my research was realising there’s a sense of lawlessness that comes in shipping and on board ships. You’re in the middle of the ocean and there’s no jurisdiction over a crime that may happen on that ship. There’s lots of instances where potential crimes have taken place and so it felt really ripe to tell a story set where essentially everyone is trapped in a huge floating prison.”

This world premiere is directed by Headlong’s artistic director, Holly Race Roughan, and features integrated audio descriptions.

The cast includes Laura Elsworthy (Romeo & Juliet for Hull Truck and Northern Girls) in the title role, with David Crellin (Kes at Liverpool Playhouse and West Side Story at Manchester's Royal Exchange) as the captain.

The crew includes Liverpool actor Mike Noble, James Bradwell, Angelo Paragoso and Martin Sarrel.

More info and tickets here


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