The critically acclaimed production of UNKNOWN comes to Salford Arts later this month as part of a UK-wide autumn tour.

Commissioned by the Big Issue Foundation and developed in partnership with Roughouse Theatre – who won the National Campaign for the Arts 2021 Best Arts Project Award with their 2021 drama N17UNKNOWN explores how and why so many lives are affected by homelessness.

Moira Hunt, Director of Roughhouse Theatre, describes the play  as “a deeply compelling drama that tells the painfully true and profoundly moving story of a young man’s struggle to survive living on the streets of Britain today.”

First performed as a radio play in October 2020 and developed as a stage drama for a short tour in 2021, UNKNOWN has already received widespread acclaim – including being listed by The Guardian as one its readers’ favourite plays of 2020.

Announcing the forthcoming tour of Unknown, Tracy Griffin, CEO of Big Issue Foundation, said: “with the exponential increase in homelessness over the last three years there has never been a more important time to raise awareness of the issues and the reality of life on the streets in the UK today. It is in this context that we are working with Roughhouse Theatre to bring their compelling drama to as wide an audience as possible.”

UNKNOWN comes to Salford Arts for two performances on Thu 27 Oct and Fri 28 Oct. You can book tickets using the button below.

Thu 27 Oct - Fri 28 Oct, Salford Arts Theatre,
Kemsing Walk, Off Tunbridge Sq, Liverpool St., Salford M5 4BS
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 6 Oct 2022