Drama

By The Waters of Liverpool

Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March 2020, 7:30pm
Plus Matinee performances on
Wednesday 4th March, 2:30pm
Saturday 7th March, 2:30pm
Sunday 8th March, 1:00pm


Tickets from £21.75 to £29.75
Special Preview Price £16.75 (Tuesday Only)


PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents

THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF

HELEN FORRESTER’S
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL

Adapted by ROB FENNAH / Directed by GARETH TUDOR PRICE

'A big sweeping story of real emotion'
The Stage


Adapted from the million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester 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 never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

Starring Mark Moraghan who plays John Forrester (Helen’s father). Mark is best known in Holby City, Coronation Street and BrooksideEric Potts will play 'Mr Ellis', Helen's fiery-tempered boss. Eric is best known in Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Peak Practice, Heartbeat, The Royal and Last of the Summer Wine. Other cast are Lynn Francis as the 'Deaconess'; Danny O’Brien as 'Harry O’Dwyer'; Chloe McDonald as 'Fiona' (Helen's sister); and Roy Carruthers as 'The Detective'.  Further lead cast members to be announced.
“By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s first two volumes of autobiography; Twopence To Cross The Mersey and Liverpool Miss, so newcomers to Helen’s story will get a complete picture of her life”.
Rob Fennah ~ Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester.

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.


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When & Where

Floral Pavilion Theatre
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Tuesday, 3 March
19:30
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Wednesday, 4 March
14:30
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Wednesday, 4 March
19:30
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Thursday, 5 March
19:30
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Friday, 6 March
19:30
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Saturday, 7 March
14:30
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Saturday, 7 March
19:30
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Sunday, 8 March
13:00

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