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Mam! I’m ‘Ere – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts Having first been performed six years ago and revived in a bigger, stronger production in 2016 at Liverpool’s Royal Court, Mam! I’m ‘Ere is back once again and by all accounts, it’s the best outing of the production to date. Just off the coast of North Wales, island holiday camp Boogie Wonderland is on ...

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Council Depot Blues – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Dave Kirby  Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Matt Forrest We’ve all been there, stuck in a job you hate that stifles your hopes and aspirations, whilst believing that what one day you’ll escape and go on to live your dream, whatever that may be. It doesn’t matter how you get there but get there you must. Writer Dave Kirby has drawn ...

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The Scouse Nativity – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Additional Material/Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: John Roberts   If we are to be truly honest, then the Christmas shows over the past few years at The Royal Court have been a little hit and miss – the productions have tried to rely on the same formula of past successes and left little to the imagination, thankfully this ...

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Brick Up 2: The Wrath of Ann Twacky – Royal Court, Liverpool

Andrew Schofield, Ethnie Brown and Francis Tucker in Brick Up 2

Writer: Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Just over 10 years ago, Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt gained themselves a massive hit with the original Brick Up production. In the past decade, it has received no less than six revivals – the most recent being last year during its tenth anniversary. This is now the ...

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Down The Dock Road – Royal Court, Liverpool

Les Dennis & Daniel Taylor in Down the Dock Road

Writer: Alan Bleasdale Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Alan Bleasdale wrote Down The Dock Road in 1976, based on his experiences working as what he terms an ‘insecurity guard’ on Birkenhead Docks. Forty years almost to the day after the original staging at the Liverpool Playhouse, the play returns to the stage. The original production spoke to the ...

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Brick Up the Mersey Tunnels – Royal Court, Liverpool

Company of Brick Up The Mersey Tunnel perform a musical number

Writers: Dave Kirby, Nicky Allt Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Charlie Senate   Brick Up the Mersey Tunnels first graced the stage of the Royal Court in long-lost 2002, and its success helped to revitalise the then struggling theatre. Liverpool was a different city then and the newly-renovated Royal Court a different venue. Brick Up won the hearts of the local ...

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Pharaoh Cross The Mersey – Royal Court, Liverpool

Production photo of Pharaoh Cross The Mersey

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Howard Gray Reviewer: John Roberts   Following on from last year’s Christmas production Scouse of the Antarctic, Pharaoh Cross The Mersey sees love-bird protagonists Boris the Russian Sailor (Michael Fletcher) and Liverpool University student Daisy (Hayley Hampson) become engaged and now holidaying in the sunny climes of Egypt. However, a token of their love holds a ...

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Bouncers – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: John Godber Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Matt Yeoman   The scary thing about the play Bouncers is that what you see on stage is actually what you see in real life, and that no matter that the play is now over 30 years old, the characters we see are still here with us today which is perhaps what makes ...

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