HELEN FORRESTER’S BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL

Tuesday 10th March to Thursday 12th March at 7.30pm (Wednesday Matinee 2.30pm)

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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

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.

“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.

By The Waters Of Liverpool will star Mark Moraghan who plays John Forrester (Helen’s father). Mark is best known in Holby City, Coronation Street and Brookside.  Sian Reeves who plays Helens Mother is known to her many fans for her television roles in Emmerdale, Mount Pleasant, Still Open All Hours, Lunch Monkeys, Hope Springs, City Lights, Where The Heart Is, and Cutting It. Parry Glasspool from Hollyoaks will play Helen’s brother Alan and Lucy Dixon from Waterloo Road and Hollyoaks will portray Helen Forrester. Eric 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’.

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