She’s Leaving Home


20 Stories High with Phelim McDermott (Improbable)

31 May — 18 June


2pm & 7pm

Living Rooms in Liverpool L8

Phelim McDermott, 20 Stories High

Public Performances: 31 May – 9 June, 2pm & 7pm – (venue will be confirmed when you buy a ticket)

Private Performances: 10 – 18 June, 2pm & 7pm (to apply visit

This is one of the most moving songs ever written and recorded by the Beatles and its voice will be brought to life in a series of breath-taking but intimate performances inside real Liverpool homes. Expect a very special experience.

The play, written by Keith Saha and performed by young Liverpool actress Brodie Arthur, explores themes around housing, what home means, and the feeling of being without a home.

It has been researched and developed with young adults in Liverpool, and will feature the company’s trademark fusion of performance, specially commissioned live music played by  Semay Wu and puppetry by Alison Duddle performed by Zoe Hunter

20 Stories High is a Toxteth-based, award-winning young people’s theatre company. Phelim McDermott is a founder and co-artistic director of Improbable.

In addition to public performances, members of the community are hosting private shows for family, friends and neighbours from 10 – 18 June.  L8 residents are invited to apply to host a performance using the link above.

The public venue will be confirmed when you buy a ticket.

Suitable for ages 13+.


Brodie Arthur


Written by –  Keith Saha
Directed by – Julia Samuels
Associate Artist – Phelim McDermott
Puppet Director – Alison Duddle
Puppetry – Zoe Hunter
Cellist – Semay Wu

Design consultant – Miriam Nabarro; Dramaturg- Philip Osment; Production Manager- Richard Owen; Producer- Amy Fisher