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Reach for the stars: Young Everyman Playhouse explore time and space in new play Quantum

7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

Reach for the stars: Young Everyman Playhouse explore time and space in new play Quantum

Having taken on politics in Until They Kick Us Out then the state of the world in The Environmentalists, Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) now take on the universe with their new production, Quantum.

Using scientific experiments and multi-media projections, this promenade performance takes place from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 July.


Taking the starting point of Quantum Physics, Young Everyman Playhouse explore time and space, molecules and atoms, time travel and multiple universes. Quantum is a love story involving fate, chance, science, explosions, thought experiments and sheds.


​Written by YEP Writers, produced by YEP Producers, performed by YEP Actors and with technical wizardry from the YEP Technicians programme, this intimate promenade piece promises to take you on a journey through our universe and the next, some different realities, and attempts to see if we exist or not.


YEP's smash hit production 2015 Until They Kick Us Out

YEP’s smash hit production of 2015:  Until They Kick Us Out


Young Everyman Playhouse always look to push the boundaries and this ambitious show combines theatre, with science and technological innovation that is intrinsic to the storytelling. To create the show YEP Technicians have worked with American scientific manufacturer PASCO, Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University in Boston, Keele University and Professor of Astronomy Andy Newsam from LJMU.


The love story uses the spaces around the Everyman to help tell the story of Quantum, including the theatre bar, bistro, Ev1 and auditorium. Audiences will be split in to two groups and will follow different parts of the story during the show as part of the multiverse created in the production.


YEP's smash hit political production 2015 Until They Kick Us Out

YEP’s smash hit, political production of 2015:  Until They Kick Us Out


YEP Director Matt Rutter said: “We’re really looking forward to our first promenade performance inside the everyman, giving audiences and the YEP company a different experience. While we were examining our relationship with planet in The Environmentalists it made sense that we would then look at our place in the Universe and how little things can make a huge difference to our existence.”


Discover more about photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the universe. Quantum Physics explains the nature and behaviour of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level but can it explain the nature and behaviour of one couple’s relationship?



Performance Times are 6pm and 8pm on 6th-9th July.

Tickets:                                    £5 / £7*

Box Office:                              0151 709 4776

Online Booking (24-hour):  www.everymanplayhouse.com

Young people wanting further information about YEP should email yep@everymanplayhouse.com or call 0151 706 9119


*A single transaction fee of £2 applies to all phone, counter and internet bookings. Cash payments are exempt from any transaction fees.




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