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A brilliant new comedy with Leanne in the mourning!

PETE PRICE IS DEAD Written by Leanne Campbell • Directed by A Director Designed by A Designer • Lighting Design by A Designer Sound Design by A Designer

13 March to 11 April 2020 Tickets from £14 No booking fees!

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September to December 2019 Liverpool’s Royal Court present



Dean’s mum has just died. It’s OK though, he’s making her a coffin out of Weetabix boxes. Deborah Morgan’s new play looks at what life can throw at you while you try to do your best. Liverpool Irish Festival present


£14 / £12

Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s northside. What shapes them and entices them to a life of crime? Boisterous present



After sell-out Edinburgh shows in 2018, the Black Showcase comes to Liverpool. Host Che brings top black comics and rising stars from around the globe. With a special guest headliner to be revealed and local musical guests, the night isn’t just black comedy it’s black cabaret! Boisterous present



Boisterous present a rehearsed reading of Green Jackets, a play which tells the story of what can happen when peaceful protest becomes ineffective and more drastic and extraordinary measures are taken.

Liverpool’s Royal Court present



Join us for an evening of script in hand readings from the Royal Court’s new writing programme.

Liverpool’s Royal Court present



Pete goes back to his roots as compere extraordinaire in this classic variety night!

Liverpool Irish Festival present


28 to 30 November

£14 / £12

The Story of a Scouse Girl with Possessed Hair Extensions. Liverpudlian Arabella is going out tonight, with the intentions of painting the town red and every other colour she can. Little does she know what is about to happen. Liverpool’s Royal Court present


From £12

A show that is full of great music and laughs that will keep you warm in the winter.

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Step into Autumn at St Johns

24/7 parking and over 100 stores from national brands to independent boutiques makes St Johns the ideal choice this season!




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Youth Theatre Our fresh, new, innovative and relevant Youth Theatre is based here at the iconic Royal Court Theatre. It has been developed by young people for young people and delivers a range of opportunities FREE of charge for young people aged 11-25 from every part of the city. If you are interested in a career in the arts or just looking for something to do and somewhere to make friends, then come along and take part in singing, dancing, or even writing scripts!

Joining the Youth Theatre Do you know a young person who has a passion for theatre, acting, singing, dancing or writing? Tell them to complete an expression of interest form by visiting Alternatively you can call 0151 702 5892 or email

Everybody is welcome at the Royal Court Youth Theatre, there are no auditions or waiting lists to join. Thank you for buying a programme today and supporting the Youth Theatre. The funds we raise help us with ongoing running costs and keep the youth theatre free for all to access. The

Eleanor Rathbone Foundation

Community Choir Our Community Choir has been running for four years and sessions are open to everyone aged over 16 so bring along the whole family! Choir sessions are FREE to attend and open to all abilities – there is no audition process. Come along, have a laugh, make new friends, learn some new songs and remember some old ones.

Joining the Choir If you are interested in coming along to or if you just want to find out more information, contact or phone 0151 702 5892.

Production Shots

Cast & Company

Cast Dean Hayley Trish

Lewis Bray Debbie Brannan Sharon Byatt

Company Writer Director Designer Lighting & Sound Designer AV Designer Wardrobe Supervisor Production Manager Rehearsal Stage Manager

Deborah Morgan Paul Goetzee Christine Hatton Helena Harvey Jamie Jenkin Marie Jones Andy Edwards Snowzie Rose

Scenic Painters

Set by Sightlines

Steve Edwards Michael Martin

Workshop Team Jonathan Defty Mike Gray

Thanks Molly-Anne Hatton-Foran Michelle Percival Joanne Hatton Hattie Goetzee for manual screen text Envision Barry at Colourcreate

Cast Biographies Lewis Bray Dean Lewis trained at the Liverpool Everyman theatre as part of the Ignition project where he wrote his first play Cartoonopolis. From here it went on a national tour around the UK. In 2018 Lewis won the BBC Norman Beaton fellowship and spent 5 months at the BBC working on over 40 radio dramas. He has recently been commissioned to write a new play with the Pleasance and the Bunker theatre for 2020. He has also just finished filming with Kate Beckinsale on the new feature film JOLT that’s coming in 2020. Debbie Brannan Hayley Debbie trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: The Wasp (Oldham Coliseium); Empty Beds (Galway Fringe/ The Hope Theatre); Trigger Warning (Arcola Theatre) Televisions credits include: Coronation Street (ITV); Doctors (BBC); From the Cradle to the Grave (BBC); Cilla (ITV) Film credits include: Wormfood (Hurricane Films); Day After Tomorrow (Empire Productions); Henry V & Julius Caesar (British Youth Film Academy) Sharon Byatt Trish Sharon is from Liverpool trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London.

West End Credits: Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers in which she has also played the roles of Linda and Mrs Lyons, the only actress in the West End to do so. Other credits include Grand Hotel at The Dominion Theatre, and Aspects of Love at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London. Regional Theatre Credits: Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet and Helen in A Taste Of Honey all at The Epstein Theatre Liverpool. Television credits include Clink, Moving On, Coronation Street, Holby City, MerseyBeat, Springhill, Dream Team, Mile High, Brookside and Bread. Film credits: My Kingdom, Charlie Noades RIP and Powder. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Text and Performance from RADA and Kings College London and is also Artistic Director if Chiltern Youth Theatre Company. She is thrilled to be making her first appearance at The Royal Court.

Company Biographies Paul Goetzee Director I’ve been around theatre in Liverpool since 1982 when I and three other writers started Liverpool Lunchtime Theatre- specifically to produce new plays and develop new writing talent in the city. I divided my time in the past between nurturing others and writing myself for touring theatre companies like Perspectives and Red Ladder, as well as a stint as resident writer at the Soho Theatre in London. I even had a play performed at the National in 1999. More recently, I have turned my hand to film writing and directing but have always been a keen stage director, largely of new work. This is my third play in The Studio at the Court and I’m really looking forward to it.

Christine Hatton Designer Christine Hatton started her training in Interior Design and Graphic Design; she studied Spatial Design at Liverpool John Moores University and holds a BA Hons degree in Design for Performance from Edge Hill University. Christine was short-listed for ‘The Linbury Prize’ 2013. She has worked for Lime Pictures as a set dresser on soaps such as Hollyoaks and Grange Hill, and design assistant on Brick Up 2 at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre, and Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd at New Vic Theatre, Staffordshire in April 2012. She was set designer on The Dybbuk by Ansky at Edge Hill University. She was subsequently asked to design Edge Hill’s end of year show to showcase all the performing arts called Explain! at the Everyman theatre 2015. She now works as a Freelance Stage Designer. Work includes; set design for Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (2014), set design for Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice for The About Turn Theatre Company based in London (2015), set design for Donizetti’s L’Elisir D’Amore for CUOS based in Cambridge. In 2015, Christine was asked to exhibit a costume design for Critical Costume 2015 held in Helsinki, Finland.

Helena Harvey Lighting & Sound Designer Helena is the newest member of the technical team at the Royal Court and a recent graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Credits include; Kensuke’s Kingdom, Bright Lights Big City, Mack and Mabel & Iconic (LIPA) , Lost Boys New Town & Introvert (National Youth Theatre), A Casual Conversation with Sir Paul McCartney (MPL), Red & Black (Slung Low Theatre Company), Wizard of Oz (Infinity Technical Services and BOS Musical

Theatre Company),The Dumbwaiter (Peridot Productions), Bad Girls (R&D Productions), Crowd (Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse) Masquerade, Pig & VR Family (Liverpool Royal Court).

Jamie Jenkin AV Designer Jamie is the in-house graphic and video designer at Liverpool’s Royal Court. Starting as marketing assistant at the theatre in 2005, he has designed artwork for over 50 shows. He has designed logos, branding and marketing materials for the theatre as well as associated businesses Courtyard Bar & Kitchen, Sightlines and North West Costumes. AV Designs for Theatre include: Willy Russell’s Our Day Out - The Musical, A Fistul Of Collars, Lennon, Ladies Day, Hitchhikers Guide to Fazakerley, Ladies Night, Canoeing for Beginners, The Scouse Nativity, Father O’Flaherty Saves Our Souls, A Miracle On Great Homer Street, Home, Going Halves The Royal The Scouse Cinderella, My Fairfield Lady and The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery (Liverpool’s Royal Court), Masquerade (Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio); Cured (Liverpool’s Royal Court in association with DaDaFest & Unlimited), The Dream Team and VR Family (Liverpool’s Royal Court Youth Theatre), Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Liverpool Shakespeare Festival), Scouse: A Comedy Of Terrors (Dome Liverpool); Judy & Liza (National Tour), YNWA (Alterean Productions, international tour), The Big I Am (Liverpool Everyman); Celtic The Musical (Alterean Productions, Pavilion Theatre Glasgow) and The Salford Docker (Salford Community Theatre, Lighthouse Salford).

4 October to 2 November Tickets from ÂŁ14 No booking fees!

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Royal Court Staff Executive Producer Kevin Fearon Chief Executive Gillian Miller Finance Director Kevin Dunn Producer Jess Bolger Production Manager Andy Edwards

Kitchen Daniel Ambrose, Daniel Awotwi, Steven Banks and Kyle Wardale. Kitchen Porters Billie Chisam, Debbie Chisam, Daniel Dunn, Thomas Thorpe. Kevin Tristram and Nick Watson.

Executive Chef David Assall

Front of House Managers Emma Keig, Kathryn Heffron

Finance Officer Alison Ward

Front of House Supervisor Kathy Hutson

General Manager Thomas Wright

Bar Supervisor Paul Imrie

In-House Designer Jamie Jenkin

Front of House Jordan Barkley, Hazel Bawden, Colette Burgess, Sally Britton, Emma Clarke, Ellie Dunn, Audrey Flynn, Megan Franey, Bethany Fry, Finn Goulden-Jennings, Michael Hardy, Jennifer Heffron, Olivia Heffron, Jake Jones, Beth Karaski, Aimee Kelly, Lizzie Kendrick, Abbie Kenworthy, Jamie Kenyon, Sven Key, Phil Lyne, Faye McCutcheon, Cora Mason, Sam Massen, Michael Mountain, Phil Mcloughlin, Mia Molloy, Michael Nelson, Calum Norbury, Joe O’Neill, Jack Owens, Jamie Peacock, Jake Pendleton, Millie Quayle, Chloe Thorpe, Evan Trudgil, Odessa Walsh, Emma Walters, Alex Williams and Gina Zotova

Marketing Manager Iain Christie

Production Co-Ordinator Clare Carlucci Marketing & Social Media Officer Aisling Davis Chief LX Jamie Haining Technical Stage Manager Matt Jones Box Office & Sales Manager (Maternity Cover) Laura Lees Business Development Manager Miriam Mussa Community Development Director Uma Ramanathan Costume Supervisor Marie Jones Workshop Manager Mick Bawden Finance Administrator Izzie Litwin Admin Assistant Phil McLoughlin Youth Theatre Officer Zain Salim Community Choir Master Jay McWinen Box Office Assistants Pat Breen-O’Neill, Erika Drummond, Finn Goulden-Jennings, Izzie Litwin, Anna Miller, Joe Morris, Ashleigh Owen, Jamie Peacock, Susan Segar, Angela Varley, Karen Young. Stage Door Allan Dodd & John Evans.

Cleaners Cleaning Supervisor: Debbie Chisam, Billie Chisam, Carla Cole,Joanne Kinsella, Kevin Tristram and Nick Watson. And a big thank you to all of our security staff for their hard work throughout the year. Royal Court Supporters

Liverpool’s Royal Court present

Written by Kevin Fearon • Directed by Chris Mellor • Lighting Design by Ian Scott • Sound Design by Kate Harvey

22 Nov 2019 to 18 Jan 2020 Tickets from £15 No booking fees!

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Knee Deep In Promises Show Programme  

The show programme for the play Knee Deep in Promises by Deborah Morgan which was performed in the Studio at Liverpool's Royal Court in Octo...

Knee Deep In Promises Show Programme  

The show programme for the play Knee Deep in Promises by Deborah Morgan which was performed in the Studio at Liverpool's Royal Court in Octo...