"A thrillingly theatrical encapsulation of a little-known theatre of war." - Guardian
Lizzie Nunnery’s play with music captures bittersweet memories of the North Atlantic convoys as documentary meets melancholy ballad
Present day. Liverpool. All alone, an old man falls in a basement and loses consciousness.
World War II. Norway. A young sailor with a heart full of hope, longing and courage falls in love.
A Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman are pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time.
A play with songs, Narvik by Lizzie Nunnery premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio in September 2015 in a Box of Tricks production and was revived for a UK tour in January 2017.
About the Author
Lizzie is an award-winning playwright. Her work includes, The Swallowing Dark , which was produced by the Liverpool Everyman and Theatre 503 and was a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Intemperance , produced by the Everyman, Unprotected, which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression and a musical Narvik which was described as a “thrillingly enigmatic memory play” by the Guardian. Narvik toured the UK in 2017. The Sum , an adaption of her radio play of the same name, was part of the Everyman Company’s inaugural season. Lizzie writes extensively for radio and has penned numerous original dramas and adaptations for Radio 4. She is also a singer-songwriter.
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If I was to throw myself beneath that tide . . . If I was to let the water take me, till the cold felt like heat, like love . . .