Prepare to be chilled to the bone when a gripping new psychological thriller Blood Runs Deep receives its premiere in Liverpool next month.

The chilling new play presented by Break A Leg Productions in association with Bill Elms comes to the Unity Theatre from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th October.


Blood Runs Deep is written by Emma Culshaw and David Paul (The Ruby Slippers, Achy Breaky Bride) and directed by Margaret Connell (Scouse a Comedy of Terrors, Broken Biscuits), with tickets already selling fast.

Set in the 1990s, single mother Karen Richards is on the run with her unsuspecting son, praying she can hide their chilling family secret and live a normal life. When an unwelcome visitor arrives at her home, the truth catches up with her, resulting in terrifying consequences.

The two-act thriller, set on a northern council estate, stars John Schumacher as Greg, Emma Vaudrey as Karen, Brandon McCaffery as Jake and Alice Merivale as Zoe.

Writers Emma Culshaw and David Paul said: "Blood Runs Deep is a chilling, psychological thriller and explores the themes of truth, identity, natural instinct and family loyalty.

“Each of the four characters must come face to face with a disturbing and unpalatable truth. We wanted to examine how necessary it was to tell the truth. Maybe some secrets have a reason to stay hidden? Can we cause more damage by being honest? Or is the truth something that we can never escape?

“We were also very interested in what is inherited through the family line at birth and the bonds within families. How do genetics factor in shaping our decision making and personality? Is it free will that draws a person to the darker aspects in life or can our biology be to blame?"

The play is produced by Break A Leg Productions in association with theatre producer Bill Elms. This is their second collaboration after the acclaimed comedy drama The Ruby Slippers.

Bill Elms said: “I’m excited we’re bringing this fantastic new show with a talented cast to the Unity. The theatre has a long-standing reputation for championing new and ambitious writing, and I’m sure Unity audiences are going to be on the edge of their seats as the blood-chilling action unfolds.”

When the truth surfaces there is no escape!


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Unity Theatre

Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th October 2018

Evenings 8pm | Thu and Sat Mat 3.30pm

Tickets from £10.50

Book in person at Unity Theatre| 1 Hope Place | Liverpool | L1 9BG.

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