Sci-fi game to come to city's mean streets.
Byline: CATHERINE JONES Arts Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
AN ALTERNATIVE reality live action game is to unfold at a series of secret Liverpool locations next week.
The Last Utopian is billed as an immersive theatrical sci-fi event.
People taking part will only be given the location of the secret starting point when they book a ticket.
The Last Utopian, organised by city arts organisation Hope Street Ltd through its Emerging Artists programme, will invite audience "players" into a futuristic dystopian world in which they have been given a secret mission.
The UK has moved into a paranoid and isolated society, but soon the audience/player will find out that an underground resistance movement is already under way and they must join it to survive and fulfil their mission.
This is the third show by this year's Hope Street Emerging Artists, and has been inspired by the current global political situation and films such as Blade Runner.
The artists are working with YEP (Young Everyman and Playhouse), 20 Stories High and Pagoda Arts among others, and with Liverpool musicians - from a beat boxer to a classical guitarist - to create new music which will be performed live during the event.
The Last Utopian is being staged on September 2-3, starting at 3pm and lasting around three hours.
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner, one of the inspirations for The Last Utopian
The Last Utopian is being staged at various secret Liverpool locations