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TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY by 20StoriesHigh

5th Nov 2022

A double bill of live music, hip hop, film, and poetry, by young people from Liverpool.

Event Details
  • Festival,
  • Performance,
  • Free,
  • Collectivity

Bursting at the seams with originality, scouse humour and grit, TOUCHY is a collection of award-winning short films on the theme of touch.

ANTHOLOGY is a raw piece of gig theatre that promises to raise the roof! A collection of uncompromising, emotive, and funny, personal testimonies.

Unique stories told through a mash up of eye-popping animation, heartfelt music video, and gripping drama, all shown on the big screen.

Themes and stories include - public displays of affection in same sex couples, the highs, and lows of transitioning and uplifting tales of Black empowerment.

Free, booking required.
Recommended for ages 14+.

Watch the trailer

Please be mindful that these stories are challenging, but also hopeful.

Contains strong language and storylines exploring systemic racism, substance abuse, sexual consent and the covid-19 pandemic. Also contains flashing images.

20StoriesHigh created a self care toolkit to accompany each film to ensure that audiences feel safe and empowered when accessing their work. Access the self care toolkit.

This event is part of Take Over 2022.


Jemell’s Story: Mak Lidgett

Jazz’s Story: Faye Donna Francis

Ella and Ste’s Story: Izzy Campbell and Pari Richards

Sophie’s Story: Anita Welsh

Max’s Story: Jay Cast

Created by 20StoriesHigh in association with Go Play Studios and Unity Theatre, supported by Everyman Playhouse. TOUCHY films originally commissioned by Wellcome Collection.

Access information

We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all. Access information for this performance at The Citadel Theatre:

  • Wheelchair accessible, with accessible toilets
  • All films include closed captions
  • In a town centre location.
  • Nearest train station is St Helens Central (for trains to and from Liverpool/Manchester/Blackpool/Wigan)
  • Nearest bus stop is St Helens Bus Station (for buses to Liverpool, Wigan and around St Helens)
  • Nearest accessible parking is at St Helens Town Hall (3 minute walk) and World of Glass (10 minute walk)
  • Nearest taxi drop off is on Waterloo Street
  • Gender neutral toilet available at The Book Stop

If you'd like to discuss your access needs, please get in touch.

Contact Anna on:
07529224271 (9.30am - 5.30pm)

About the artists