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Yellow Breck Road – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Gerry Linford Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Following on from his critically acclaimed debut play The Miracle of Great Homer Street last summer, writer Gerry Linford returns to the Court with his follow up play of love, loss and family relationships that remind us that there really is no place like home. Loosely based on The Wizard of Oz, ...

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Maggie May the Musical – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Book and Lyrics: Bob Eaton   Lyrics and Music: Sayan Kent Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Victoria Morris Liverpool’s Royal Court is renowned for its Liverpudlian themed theatre, attracting local audiences and giving the ‘scouse’ people what they want, and Maggie May the Musical, despite its flaws, certainly ticks that box. The musical, written and directed by Bob Eaton, whose credits include ...

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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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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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Scouse of the Rising Sun – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Regular lead in the Royal Court's Christmas show Michael Starke has jumped ship to the Playhouse Theatre to take the lead in new musical hall inspired show The Star and it would appear he is not the only one taking a break from the festivities this year – the critically acclaimed ...

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Father O’Flaherty Saves Our Souls – Royal Court, Liverpool

Alan Stocks as Father O'Flaherty in Father O'Flaherty Saves Our Souls

Writer: Alan Stocks Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Father O'Flaherty (Alan Stocks) is no stranger to the Royal Court, he's been a regular cameo role in a multitude of shows over the years and now the time has (finally) come for the irreverent reverend to take centre stage in his own show. Father O'Flaherty Saves Our Souls follows the ...

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Twopence To Cross The Mersey – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Helen Forrester Adapter: Rob Fennah Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts Twopence To Cross The Mersey is adapted from the memoirs of Hoylake born June Huband (Helen Forrester) who as a young girl growing up during Great Depression faced insurmountable hardship, her family were bankrupted and Helen was kept out of education so she could “help” her mother look ...

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Roll Over Beethoven – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Matt Devitt (The Ghost) and Michael Fletcher (Johnny Hamlet) in Roll Over Beethoven

Book, music and lyrics: Bob Eaton Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s hard to categorise Roll Over Beethoven. Billed as a high-energy new musical telling the story of a Britain in flux between the dreary post-war days and the explosion of American Rock ‘n’ Roll, it also steals much of its storyline from Hamlet – helpfully naming characters Johnny ...

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