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Deep Blue

She is caught between two worlds, above and below the water.

Riley’s at that in-between an age where you can still carry off a crop top yet a whole bottle of wine has serious consequences the next morning. The parks are full of families, the pubs are full of mates but it’s only in Tesco that Riley can be whoever she wants to be. Back home, David Attenborough floods her flat with the story of the worlds loneliest whale. She understands its low, mournful sound – it too is lost at sea.

Deep Blue is a heartfelt, sometimes humorous and raw exploration of what it means to belong, punctuated by an original indie-rock soundtrack.

There are over 7.7million people living alone in the UK, Deep Blue shines a light on the importance of human connection.

“Lights flicker and glow, it might be the lights of the city or it might be the hundreds of connections we make every day”

Written by Hayley Greggs, Directed by Nicole Behan and featuring original music by The Mono LPs.
Design by Sascha Gilmour, Lighting Design by Phil Saunders, Film & Photography by Wes Storey, Dramaturg Samantha O’Rourke.
The ensemble cast features Danielle McLauren, Tom Wilson, Edalia Day and Holly Phelps.

Recommended for ages 12+
Contains mild swearing and strobe lighting
Performances: online 8th-15th May
Q&A: 8pm 12th May on facebook live


1. Book for the day that you want to watch by midday. If there’s going to be more than one of you watching then please select the Household Ticket. There is also an option to add a £5 donation to support the work of Paperwork Theatre

2. You will be emailed a link to watch the show, you have until midnight to watch Deep Blue.

3. The link will be sent via an automatic email from Eventbrite. If you haven’t received your link then check your spam or junk folder before getting in touch with us at info@paperworktheatre.co.uk

Meet the company and follow our progress on social media.

Twitter: @PaperworkT
Facebook: @paperworktheatre
Instagram: @paperworktheatre
#DeepBlue #EndLoneliness

Kindly supported by:
Arts Council England Project Grants, Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust, Peggy Ramsay Foundation, The Granada Foundation, Elizabeth Rathbone Charitable Trust, Unity, Liverpool & Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Theatres.

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About Us

We create bold theatre and events which are joyful, playful and full of human experience. We stage work in traditional theatre, unusual places, and community owned spaces and working with established and emerging artists across the region. We are theatre makers, dedicated to living, working and creating in the North West where we champion artistic excellence whilst maintaining a national outlook.
Our work is delivered across 3 core strands: Theatre, Community & Artist Opportunities.

– We are bold in the stories we tell and collaborative in our practice.

– We experiment with new ideas to invest in theatre that pushes boundaries and encourages people from all walks of life to access art.

– We create excellent theatre, interactive and immersive experiences, using participatory practice to deploy them in the heart of Merseyside and offer local artists and local people pathways to engage in them.

– We remove the barriers people face when accessing the arts, finding ways for audiences to become active participants, making space for people to create and stage their own stories.

If you’d like to create with us, or get to know us better, please get in touch.
We often recruit for freelance roles and love collaborations- all opportunities will be posted on our website and social media.

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The Team

Co-Artistic Director

Nicole Behan is a Theatre Director with a focus on staging new work which reflects our social and political landscape and provokes change. She works nationally, but is based in the North West, where she is passionate about feeding the regional arts ecology and demystifying the industry for emerging artists. She manages Paperwork’s Teacup Commission, a microfund to support new work in the region. She is passionate about bringing stories to life through bold new writing and collaborative practice, creating theatrical experiences that stretch beyond the traditional stage.

Co-Artistic Director

Hayley Greggs is a founding member of Paperwork Theatre, she has co-created all of the company’s productions and develop their collaborative theatre making practice when working with artists. Hayley has written Deep Blue, I Spy a Yeti and How May I Direct your Call? and produced many of of community projects, managing teams of freelance artists and developing the skills of North West Theatre Makers.
An established Dramaturg, she delivers our Script Surgery in association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse New Works department and is a champion for new writing in the region.

Company Director

Siofra McKeon-Carter has worked with Paperwork in several roles since their launch, from production manager to an actor on our touring shows, supporting all of their productions to date. In 2018, she joined the core artistic team (we just couldn’t let her go), as Company Director to support the development of partnerships, new work and steering the strategic planning of the company.

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Contact Us

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