The Sum - A Play with Songs

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Lizzie Nunnery

Published by Faber & Faber

Large Mixed Cast
"I'm a number's person. Always have been"

Eve's been doing the maths her whole life

She's always been a sums person, but things have stopped adding up

She's been doing a balancing act between her office job at McClasker's Home Stores and her complicated domestic life

But when the squeeze comes, how do you balance a life that doesn't add up and a family that refuses to read the bottom line?

At work she has to deliver news of cuts to her colleagues

At home she tries to support a mother with dementia

And a teenage daughter who's being bullied at school

And a partner who's just been fired

Nunnery's play with songs contains multiple layers of narrative

It illustrates the cumulative pressures that can build up in a community living under austerity where jobs are on the line and people are approaching breaking point

Premiered at Liverpool Everyman in May 2017


" ... poignant, powerful and timely" ~ The Stage

"It's classic Everyman ... With a dash of La La Land, shot through with Liverpudlian spirit" ~ Whatsonstage

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