David Morrissey, Leanne Best & Jamal Ajala to star in Headlong’s new short work ‘The Ghost Caller’

Award-winning theatre company Headlong have today announced plans for their UK-wide touring theatre initiative, Signal Fires. Originally intended as a live performance staged for audiences at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool, the company have now adapted and reimagined their project following the announcement that the city would be entering a Tier 3 lockdown.

On Thursday 5 November 2020, Headlong – in association with Coney – will present the world premiere of The Ghost Caller, a new short work by actor and playwright Luke Barnes, recorded by David MorrisseyLeanne Best and Jamal Ajala, and directed by Headlong’s Associate Artistic Director, Holly Race Roughan.

An exploration of grief and loss in 2020, The Ghost Caller will invite members of the public to text a number which will appear at sundown, projected onto the side of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. Upon texting the number, audience members will receive a call and become part of an intimate theatrical experience.

Experienced by audiences over the phone, The Ghost Caller will see Headlong bring a theatrical offering to audiences in Liverpool (and across the UK) under the most severe of lockdown restrictions.

The number will be projected onto the side of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool on Thursday 5 November 2020 and will be available online via www.Headlong.co.uk for seven days from 5 to 12 November.

Performances of The Ghost Caller will be accessible to D/deaf, blind and visually impaired audiences.

Headlong’s The Ghost Caller produced in association with Coney, is part of UK-wide touring initiative Signal Fires www.signalfires.co.uk

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