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Scouse Pacific – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts First produced at The Royal Court as a Christmas production, now almost a decade later the show gets a summer revival, which feels as fresh and as funny as it was when it was first performed. Needless to say this comic castaway caper features an almost face cohort in the roles ...

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A Fistful of Collars – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby A huge coat hanger looms over the jaunty blue and yellow set of the backroom of a dry cleaners, like the poles of circus tent. The allusion to a circus conjures up images of mirth and entertainment, and there is indeed some clowning in the play, but A Fistful of ...

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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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Scouse of the Antarctic – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Howard Gray Reviewer: Helen Patrick Will Jimmy ever find true peace and quiet? Jimmy, who hates students, has moved from Liverpool (home of thousands of them) for ten months of the year, to the Antarctic in the hope of finding some relief from the endless stream of “young drunken fools.” Here he makes friends with Kylie ...

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Fazakerly – Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] The laughs come as thick and fast as ever in Fred Lawless’ latest Christmas offering at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. We’ve been trapped on a desert Island, we have had Nightmares in Lime Street Station, this year we journey to Venus in intergalactic comic romp of epic proportions. Marty is ...

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A Nightmare on Lime Street – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Ken Alexander Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] It may not have got off to the ideal start The Royal Court was hoping for…a press night and indeed first week of the production with your headlining star (David Guest*) out of action thanks to a bout of gastroenteritis. However The Royal Court found a last minute stand-in thanks ...

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