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By The Waters Of Liverpool

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 25 - Tue 26 October 2021

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Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen, Mark Moraghan, Sian Reeves, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon and Eric Potts join Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s.

The story opens in 1935. Helen is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock.

Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape. By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

"By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a story-line from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life Rob Fennah - Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester

A big sweeping story of real emotion!
The Stage

Adapted by Rob Fennah. Directed by Gareth Tudor Price
Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.

Rescheduled from April 2020 then May 2021. Read more  

If you have tickets for the original date these remain valid.

Original Then Now
Mon 27 April 2020 - 7:30pm Tue 4 May 2021 - 7:30pm Mon 25 October 2021 - 7:30pm
Tue 28 April 2020 - 2:30pm Wed 5 May 2021 - 2:30pm Tue 26 October 2021 - 2:30pm
Tue 28 April 2020 - 7:30pm Wed 5 May 2021 - 7:30pm Tue 26 October 2021 - 7:30pm

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£27, £29

Concessions £2 off

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