The Match Box. Theatre Preview. Thursday 14th June- Saturday 7th July 2012


Celebrated playwright Frank McGuinness’s new play, The Match Box will have its world premiere at the Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool this June.

The Match Box is the story of one woman’s journey through forgiveness, revenge and redemption, after a family tragedy has far reaching consequences for everyone involved. This intense drama shines the spotlight on Sal as she looks back at the circumstances that have led her to leave England for the small island of Valentia on the coast of County Kerry.

Frank McGuinness is one of Ireland’s foremost playwrights and poets whose writing includes The Factory Girls, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme. The Match Box will be his first new work since Greta Garbo Came to Donegal at the Tricycle Theatre in 2010.

Award winning actor and director Lia Williams will direct Liverpool favourite Leanne Best in the role of Sal. Ms. Best will be known to the city’s theatre audiences for her outstanding stage presence in A Streetcar Named Desire, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and The Hypochondriac.

Tickets for The Match Box are available to buy from Tuesday 1st May from the Playhouse Box-office on Williamson Square, online at or by telephone on 0151 709 4776.

Tickets are priced at £10.

Ian D. Hall

Ian was bought up in Birmingham and has lived for the last eight years in a city he has come to think of as his home. In the last ten years he has worked for two of the finest media organisations it has been his pleasure to be part of, the Birmingham Mail and LSMedia. In the three years he has been part of the team here and has reviewed over 1,000 theatre performances, albums and gigs, travelling as far as Montreal to cover music. His dearest loves are Prog, Heavy Metal, Rock and the theatre.