After a hugely successful premiere run at the Liverpool Empire Theatre last October, five more venues have been added to the Spring 2020 UK Tour of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool.
By The Waters Of Liverpool is stunning period drama produced by the team that brought the smash hit Twopence To Cross The Mersey to the stage.
The news follows the recent announcement that Sian Reeves, Parry Glasspool and Lucy Dixon have joined Mark Moraghan, Eric Potts, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers, and Chloe McDonald to complete the cast.
By The Waters Of Liverpool Spring 2020 Tour will open on Tuesday 3 March at the New Brighton Floral Pavilion in Wirral–just a few miles from where Helen Forrester was born and celebrates what would have been the writer’s 100th Birthday.
The production will then travel to Stockport, Warrington, St Helens, Lancaster, Crewe, Southport, Rhyl, Swansea, Darlington and Malvern, before continuing with the newly added venues of the Isle Of Man, Hayes, Winchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. 11 weeks in total.
During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market 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 The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is 16-years-old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work. By 1939, Helen is now aged 20 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.
You can find a full list of dates and tickets here