Theatre lovers will be able to catch some of the best plays in the world in Liverpool next October, and the October after that.
The Liverpool International Theatre Festival has announced new dates, after organizers postponed this year’s event to 2021 because of COVID-19 concerns.
The new dates are Oct. 14-17, 2021.
And in a break with tradition for the biennial festival, troupes will be invited to the festival the next year, from Oct. 13-16, 2022.
“We are optimistic that the troupes we invited to our now-cancelled 2020 festival will be able to join us in 2021,” LITF chairperson Jean Robinson-Dexter said.
“And we are very excited to keep the momentum going into 2022.”
LITF organizers have been meeting this spring to plan fundraisers and other events to prepare for the 2021 and 2022 festivals.
“We are making the extra time count and preparing for back-to-back festivals that will captivate our audiences,” said co-artistic director Vic Mills.
Theatre groups from Algeria, Belgium, Virginia, Maryland, Greece, Uganda, Italy, Malawi, Egypt, Morocco, Ontario and the country of Georgia will now be invited to perform at Liverpool’s historic Astor Theatre in October 2021.
The only theatre festival of its kind in eastern Canada, the Liverpool International Theatre Festival was founded to showcase compelling amateur theatre from around the globe.
Since its debut in 1992, LITF has brought thousands of artists and theatre lovers to Nova Scotia. Audiences have unique opportunities to offer feedback directly to the performers in morning-after critiques, and to participate in workshops led by industry-leading theatre educators.