Les Dennis and Andrew Schofield are teaming up in a brand new comedy play this summer at Liverpool’s Royal Court.
The Miracle Of Great Homer Street by Gerry Linford was a runner up in last year’s Hope Playwriting Prize, for which two of the judging panel were Les Dennis and Royal Court Executive Producer Kevin Fearon. Both felt that the show would be a big hit with a Royal Court audience and they have worked with the writer to make the leap from the page to the stage.
The comedy is based in Liverpool in 1978. The World Cup is on and Father Aherne, who likes a bet, is on a winning streak. It’s as if he’s getting help from above. His luck doesn’t stretch to accommodation as he finds himself without a roof over his head. His prayers are quickly answered when Marion, one of his parishioners, is delighted to offer him her spare room. Terry, her non-believing husband, is not so keen. Over the summer, the two men bond when the beautiful game seems to be going in their favour but will they triumph when the final whistle blows?
Gerry Linford’s brand new comedy about family, friendship and having a flutter proves it’s really ‘the odds’ that move in mysterious ways!
Les Dennis and Andrew Schofield are joined by Jake Abraham, Katie King, Cath Rice and Bobby Schofield in the cast. The show is directed by Royal Court regular Bob Eaton.
Bobby Schofield has recently finished a run in the TV show Knightfall and appeared in the film Black Sea alongside Jude Law. This will be the first time that he has appeared alongside his father, Andrew, in a stage show.
The Miracle Of Great Homer Street runs from 1st to 30th June 2018.
Tickets & information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com
or on 0151 709 4321