‘A modern day ‘Under Milk Wood’’

Chris McCabe, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre


‘A love letter to Liverpool’s most vibrant and resilient neighbourhood… a show well worth experiencing’

Catherine Jones – Arts City Liverpool


‘there is strength and hope in this piece, and audiences certainly leave the theatre with things to think about’

Good News Liverpool

‘The city is alive. Wandering the streets, The Child, The Poet and Death trace memories and map dreams onto a landscape shifting under the spell of time.’

Award-winning Liverpool poet and playwright Lizzie Nunnery tours a brand new show this Spring, inspired by iconoclastic Mersey Sound poet Adrian Henri.

Described as a ‘modern day Under Milk Wood’, Horny Handed Tons of Soil explores how the landscape of Liverpool 8 – the same area that recently featured on the BBC’s hit TV show A House Through Time – has changed over the past 50 years.

Horny Handed Soil blends spoken word, live music and film and is written and performed by Lizzie Nunnery (Winner of UK Theatre’s Best New Play award for Narvik), alongside musicians Martin Heslop, Martin Smith and Vidar Norheim.

Words by Lizzie Nunnery
Music by Martin Heslop, Martin Smith and Vidar Norheim
Performed by Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim

(with thanks to our fellow collaborators Tim Brunsden, Laura Lomax, Julie Kearney, Catherine Marcangeli, Eli Randle, and Lindsay Rodden)