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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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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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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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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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The Ale House – The Dome Theatre, Liverpool

Cast of The Ale House

Writers: Tony Furlong and Jimmy Power Directors: Philip Olivier and Jake Abrahams Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin The Ale House isnot so much a show about a local as a show for the locals.It is an unashamed celebration of the brash humour exaggerating a world that no longer exists and would struggle to win audiences outside Merseyside.But then are Philip Olivier and ...

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Night Collar – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writers: Tony Furlong and Jimmy Power Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Night Collar is not so much a play as a carnival - a carnival of sketches parading a host of over-the-top characters resonant with its local audience. The series of sketches/vignettes are linked by a taxi cab that takes centre stage to ferry these people to their destination ...

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Twopence To Cross The Mersey – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Rob Fennah Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Those who have not read Helen Forrester's best-selling book, on which this is based, may expect the usual mix of grinding poverty bravely borne, punctuated by acts of desperate cruelty and unexpected kindness from strangers. While they will not be disappointed, it is also a tale of coldness and the betrayal ...

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