Postponed tour gets resumption date

A scene from By the Waters of Liverpool. Pic: company


Paul Genty

7 Feb 2021

"By the Waters of Liverpool" will continue - 18 months later

The production company behind popular stage drama By the Waters of Liverpool is to continue the show’s national tour - after an 18-month gap due to the pandemic.

The play, set in the 1930s and based on part of author Helen Forrester’s multi-volume autobiography, will get back on the road in September and visit 17 venues.

The show was cut short last March after only three tour dates had been completed.

Co-producer Bill Elms said: “With the vaccine roll-out going so well, we can now see the light at the end of a dark tunnel for the theatre industry and we just hope people will feel safe enough to come back.”

His co- producer and the show’s writer, Rob Fennah, added: “When we launched the show in Liverpool the response was so overwhelming we were determined not to let the pandemic get the better of us.”

Helen Forrester’s best-selling volumes of autobiography include Twopence To Cross The Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By The Waters Of Liverpool and Lime Street At Two. The new show features sizeable excerpts from the other books.

The cast featured star names from stage and screen, including Sian Reeves, Mark Moraghan, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon and Eric Ports.

The tour will reopen in Lytham in September, then visit Lancaster, Darlington, St Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Stockport, Crewe, Halifax, Coventry, Winchester, Rhyl, Hayes, Chesterfield, Malvern, Southport and Wirral.

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