By the Waters of Liverpool

Presented by Pulse Records in association with Bill Elms

Directed by Gareth Tudor Price

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Mon 01 November 2021 to Wed 03 November 2021

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Eves 7.30pm, Tue & Wed mat. 2pm.

Featuring a star-studded cast from stage and screen including Mark Moraghan (Holby City), Sian Reeves (Coronation Street), Parry Glasspool (Hollyoaks), Lucy Dixon (Waterloo Road) & Eric Potts (Coronation Street) 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 storyline 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 with real emotion" The Stage

"A wonderful play" Granada TV

"Convincing and compelling" Broadway World

“An unimaginable story, made all the more powerful because it actually happened" The Reviews Hub

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.
(Cast subject to change)

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Ticket Information

Stalls & Circle £27, Concessions £25
Side Circle £21, Concessions £19

Stalls & Circle £25, Concessions £23
Side Circle £19, Concessions £17

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