Producers to retake the Waters next year


Paul Genty

21 Mar 2020

The UK tour of crowd-pleasing Helen Forrester play By The Waters of Liverpool, cut short by Coronavirus, will return in 2021

The UK tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool, which was halted by the Coronavirus just three dates into a 17-date run, is to continue next year.

The stage adaptation of the million-selling autobiographical novel, featuring Sian Reeves, Mark Moraghan, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon and Eric Potts, opened on March 3 in Forrester’s birthplace, New Brighton, then played Stockport and Warrington before anti-Coronavirus measures forced a halt.

The tour was also due to visit Lancaster, Crewe, Southport, Rhyl, Swansea, Darlington, Malvern, Eastbourne, the Isle Of Man, Hayes, Winchester, Liverpool and Blackpool.

The period drama, presented by Liverpool producer Pulse Records in association with Bill Elms, will reopen at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre on March 2 next year, followed by dates in Rhyl, Lancaster, Crewe, Southport, St Helens and the Isle of Man. More are expected to be confirmed.

Writer and co-producer Rob Fennah said: “The last couple of weeks have been really devastating, not just for our cast and crew, but the entire entertainment industry and beyond. But we’re not going to let this get the better of us. The show will be relaunched early next year bigger, bolder and as glorious as ever!"

Co-producer Bill Elms added: “We are deeply saddened to have been placed in this position. We will bring the show back for the sake of our company and the audience members who bought tickets; we all need something to look forward to in these bleak times.”

Picture: Anthony Robling

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