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Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 13th June
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 1DS

The Maurie, written by Writing on the Wall’s Mike Morris, directed by Carl Cockram, and brought to you by the team that produced Waiting for Brando (The Liverpool Echo’s pick of the year for 2013, awarded 10/10), is based on a 1920’s short story by rediscovered Liverpool seaman and writer George Garrett. It celebrates the mighty ‘scouse boat’ The Mauretania, and the lives and conflicts of those who worked below decks in the ‘Subterranean Theatre’ of the ships’ stokehold.  


George Garrett, Merchant Seaman, writer and playwright, worked on The Mauretania as a stoker in the early 1920’s. He lived in New York between 1923 and 1926 where he roomed with future Hollywood actors and worked to hone his craft while writing two plays heavily influenced by his hero, Eugene O’Neill. In the late 1930s thirteen of his short stories were published alongside the writings of George Orwell, Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden – an incredible achievement for a self-taught working class writer. He was a founder member of Merseyside Left Theatre, later to become The Unity Theatre.

Set in the engine room of The Mauretania, one of the ‘huge Scouse Boats’ from Cunard’s precursor The White Star Line, The Maurie explores the lives and conflicts of the Stokers, the below deck crew who powered the ship across the Atlantic. In celebrating the mighty Cunard line and the lives of those who worked below decks, The Maurie will be a unique and exciting dramatic production, guaranteed to be a highlight of Liverpool’s cultural calendar for 2015.

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Tickets also available from Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office 36 Hope St, L1 9BP
0151 709 3789. £15/£10 concessions



For further information about George Garrett and @ggarchive


Wednesday 24th January: Tony Schumacher in conversation with Mike Morris

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Date: Wednesday 24th January 
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm
Venue: Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EW

Our first Enterprise Hub event for 2018 is on Wednesday 24th, 1.30pm, at Central Library, and features acclaimed novelist Tony Schumacher in-conversation with WoW Co-Director Mike Morris, about his latest novel, An Army of One, which concludes his enthralling John Rossett trilogy. Tony has been a policeman, stand-up comedian, bouncer, jeweller, taxi driver, perfume salesman, actor, and garbage collector, among others, and he will be talking to Mike about how he survived while writing his first novel – the perfect guest for Enterprise Hub! There’ll be time to talk to Tony about his life and work, and staff on hand to give advice about being referred to Enterprise Hub Business Advisors.

The event is free but please register a place here

Wednesday 31st January: Rap Vs Rhyme Showcase

Date: Wednesday 31st January 
Time: 7pm - 9pm (doors open at 6.45 pm) 
Venue: Studio 2 Parr Street, L1 4JN
Free Entry 

Featuring international recording artists TL & emerging rap talent C-Two and Miss Deep, witness the climax of WoW's Rap Vs Rhyme project with the debut of Liverpool's newest spoken word and rap talent.  

Wednesday 24th January: Jigsaw Book Launch

Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018 
Time: 7pm
Venue: Studio 2 (Parr Street Studios 33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool L1 4JN)

Jigsaw is a captivating collection of diverse stories, poems, reviews, articles and observations. Each piece in this anthology, from the humorous to the heartbreaking, highlights the quality writing produced by the participants and the diversity of skills learnt on the Write to Work course. Please join us in celebrating the launch of this third book, with readings from the writers and the opportunity to meet them all.

This will be an exciting opportunity to exclusively listen to new local Liverpool talent. The success of the Write to Work programme has been far reaching with writers having gone on to have articles published in The Guardian, become freelance copywriters and proofreaders, as well as obtaining full time jobs within the arts sector.   

Write to Work
is a twelve-week programme, helping unemployed learners explore a diverse range of writing skills, from blogging to review writing to copy writing, serving as a route to employment, further education or vocational training. 

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