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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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My Fairfield Lady – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts On paper, the premise of My Fairfield Lady is a good one, a localised spin on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion should sit perfectly at home at The Royal Court. However, Kevin Fearon and Chris Mellor have created a muddled piece of theatre that lacks distinction and depth. Kevin Fearon in his ...

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By the Waters of Liverpool – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Helen Forrester Adapter: Rob Fennah Director: Gareth Tudor Price Reviewer: Charlie Senate By the Waters of Liverpool is Rob Fennah’s stage adaptation of the third book in Helen Forrester’s widely-read autobiographical series detailing her family’s trials during World War II and the Liverpool Blitz. This is Fennah’s third such adaptation from the same source material, following successful musical and ...

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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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Duet for One – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

A lady in a wheelchair and a man face each other in a book-filled office

Writer: Tom Kempinski Director: Robin Lefevre Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Stephanie, a brilliant violinist at the peak of her career, is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. As the disease progresses, she gradually becomes unable to play or even walk reliably. Her husband, also a brilliant musician and composer, has suggested she see Dr Feldman, a psychiatrist, to help her cope with her ...

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The Lonesone West – The Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Martin McDonagh Director: Robert Farquhar Reviewer: John Roberts Moving away from the big, bold and brash scouse comedies that the Royal Court usually produces is a brave move, but there is something very familiar with their choice of producing Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s darkly comic play The Lonesome West. Making his Royal Court debut Liverpool based director Robert Farquhar ...

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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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The Royal – Royal Court, Liverpool

Linda Germain, Angela Simms and Lynn Francis in The Royal

Writer: Lindzi Germain, Angela Simms &Lynn Francis Director: Cal McCrystal Reviewer: Helen Patrick As the final finishing touches take place on the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and plans start to take place for the movement of staff and patients to the new building are underway, another of Liverpool’s famous Royals (Royal Court) premieres a comedy about the move and ...

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