About The Alligator Club

The Alligators are a group of UK North West playwrights and the sister group of the Antelopes writers group in London.

We were founded in May 2010 at the Everyword Festival at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre and over the course of the next year met bi-monthly in various pubs around Liverpool to get together as a group of playwrights, talk about playwriting and give advice to each other.

That led to Question Swaps with North West theatres where we asked theatres all the questions we wish we could ask and the theatres asked us all the question they wished they could ask writers.

Out of this came the idea for The Alligator Club: 6 pop up productions to take place over the course of a year exploring new writing in the North West.

Our partners on this project were: The Arts Organisation Liverpool, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, The Dukes Lancaster, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and Theatre by the Lake.

Our funders were the Arts Council England, The Granada Foundation and The Co-operative Community Fund.

Here are the dates for the shows:

100 Seel Street, Liverpool | 30 November – 2nd December
Writer-curators: Lizzie Nunnery, Joe Ward Munrow


Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse | 21 – 22nd December
Writer-curators:  Anne Irvine, Andrew Ness, Kellie Smith
Box Office: 0151 709 4776


The Dukes Lancaster | 14–15th March

Writer-curators: Amman Paul Singh Brar, Kim Wiltshire, Kellie Smith

Box Office: 01524 598500


The Octagon Theatre | 21 June

Writer-curators: Amman Paul Singh Brar, Jennifer Tuckett

Box Office:01204 520661


The Royal Exchange Theatre | 29th July – 1st August

Writer-curators: Ella Greenhill, Kim Wiltshire

Box Office: 0161 833 9833


Theatre by the Lake | September

Writer-curators: Lindsay Rodden, Joe Ward Munrow

Box Office: 017687 74411


Each show featured work by leading professional playwrights from across the North West including award winning writers Laurence Wilson, Jeff Young and Lizzie Nunnery.

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