YNWA Let's Talk About Six, Baby!

Page 1

Souvenir Programme


By Kevin Fearon and Cal McCrystal • Director Cal McCrystal

23 September to 29 October 2022 Tickets from £14

0151 709 4321 liverpoolsroyalcourt.com /royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv


Welcome To

Hello and welcome to Liverpool’s Royal Court and this performance of YNWA – Let’s Talk About Six, Baby. Here at the Court we are great promoters of new writing. The vast majority of our shows are written for the stage here or they are shows that are making a successful return. This is the best of both worlds, a show making a comeback that has also had a rewrite for 2022! When Nicky Allt originally wrote YNWA in 2011 the club and this theatre were very different places. From our point of view we were building an audience for our particular type of show while still working out the best way to look after audiences in a venue that needed a refit. Liverpool Football Club was reaching the end of the road with Rafa Benitez as the memory of Istanbul was beginning to fade. Now we are both seeing record attendances with stars in every position and a bright future in front of us.

Keast, Mark Moraghan, Daniel Ross and Lenny Wood. The three new signings, Lydia Morales-Scully, Spencer Butt and Matt Connor have been a great addition to the squad. Leading the team has been Howard Gray, a long-time friend of the theatre, whose tactical nous has made this show what it is. For a show that relies on music and light so much we are very lucky to have Kate Harvey and Ian Scott on board and, for this show in particular and vital in the modern game, the AV skills of Jamie Jenkin. So pre-season is over, the training has been tough but worthwhile. Sit back, relax and enjoy the big kick off!

The cast of YNWA will be familiar to you all with triumphant returns from Jake Abraham, Lindzi Germain, Ben Gladwin, Adam

Kevin Fearon Executive Producer Liverpoool’s Royal Court

Liverpool’s Royal Court and Alterean Media present

YNWA: LET’S TALK ABOUT SIX Written by Nicky Allt • Production created and originally directed by Bob Eaton • Directed by Howard Gray • Designed by Mark Walters Lighting Design by Ian Scott • Sound Design by Kate Harvey • Video Design by Jamie Jenkin Starring Jake Abraham, Spencer Butt, Matt Connor, Lindzi Germain, Ben Galdwin, Adam Keast, Mark Moraghan, Lydia Morales-Scully, Daniel Ross, Lenny Woods


The Management Brush up on your history with our comprehensive guide to the managers of Liverpool FC

Honest John McKenna met the founder of Liverpool Football Club John Houlding, who invited him to Anfield to watch his Everton team play. He remained with Houlding after Everton left Anfield for Goodison Park. Houlding was a major driving force for Liverpool throughout the early years and he used his connections to look for players in Glasgow. His team was known as the “Team of Macs” due to the number of players with “Mc” in their surname: Duncan McLean, James McBride, Malcolm McVean, Hugh McQueen, Matt McQueen, John McCartney, Bill McOwen and Joe McQue.

Acting as the club’s secretary, McKenna telegraphed the Football League asking for Liverpool to be admitted, but was denied entry by the Football Association. This refusal forced McKenna to guide Liverpool through the ranks of the Lancashire League on his own. Liverpool played their first game with an 8–0 win at Anfield against Higher Walton, with John Smith scoring the first competitive goal. After ending their first competitive season as champions, Liverpool were elected into the Football League, and played their first Football League match away to Middlesbrough Ironopolis on 2 September 1893, and won 2–0.

1896 - 1915 Tom Watson Watson moved to Liverpool in 1896. Liverpool’s longest-serving manager, during his nineteen years in charge he won the league on two occasions, in 1900–01 and 1905–06. Those were the first league titles in Liverpool history.

He therefore became the first manager to lead two different clubs to the League Championship after his success with Sunderland. There have been only three others since; Herbert Chapman, Brian Clough and Sir Kenny Dalglish. Watson also took Liverpool to their first FA Cup Final in 1914, which they lost 1–0 to Burnley.

1919 - 1923 David Ashworth

1923 - 1928 Matt McQueen

Ashworth was appointed manager of Liverpool and in his first season in charge he guided them to their second successive season in 4th place, eight points behind the Champions Burnley.

McQueen stepped into the managerial hot seat as a temporary measure in early 1923 when David Ashworth resigned. Not only did he see the club safely through to a successful defence of their First Division championship trophy, he stayed in the manager’s chair for five years even though he was nearly 60 years old at the time he was asked to take over. When McQueen took over the reins at Anfield he became the first former player to manage the club. Before he stood down, McQueen made one of Liverpool’s most significant signings, South African Gordon Hodgson, a prolific striker of the ball who would go on score nearly 250 senior goals for the club in fewer than 400 appearances.

1928 - 1936 George Patterson

1892 - 1896 John McKenna/W. E. Barclay

The following season, 1921/22, Ashworth led Liverpool to their third League Championship. The team were well on their way to a second successive Championship the following season, when in February 1923 Ashworth left the tabletopping side to return to Oldham, then at the bottom of the league. Oldham ended the season relegated, while Liverpool only won one of their last seven games, but still won the Championship by six points.

After a playing career spent mostly with Marine F.C., Patterson joined Liverpool in 1908 as assistant to Tom Watson. After a spell as club secretary, he replaced Matt McQueen as manager in 1928. However, he was not successful and resigned in 1936 citing ill health. He continued as club secretary.


1936 - 1951 George Kay Kay’s career as Liverpool manager started poorly, with only three wins and four draws from the first twelve matches. Results improved slightly as the season progressed and Liverpool finished Kay’s first season in charge in 18th place in Division 1. Despite the set-back of an opening day 1–6 defeat at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, Liverpool finished the 1937–38 season comfortably in mid-table, with Alf Hanson top scorer on 14 league goals. In readiness for the next season, Kay snapped up young defender Bob Paisley on a free transfer from Bishop Auckland, as well as another future Liverpool legend Billy Liddell, but all their careers were then interrupted by the outbreak of World War II. After the war, the club took the unusual decision to tour the United States and Canada. It was Kay’s theory that the climate and diet in North America would be extremely beneficial to the players. The punishing schedule of 10 matches in less than a month meant that the Liverpool squad started the first post-war season in far better physical shape than many of their competitors. As the season reached its climax, the Reds were crowned champions of the Football League for a fifth time. It was George Kay’s finest moment as a football manager.

1951 - 1956 Don Welsh In 1954 Welsh became the first manager to guide Liverpool into relegation for over 50 years. Unfortunately, that day also saw Everton promoted back to the First Division. He had almost accomplished that feat the season before finishing 17th, and only a scrappy win over Chelsea on the last day of the season kept Liverpool up. After this relegation Liverpool would stay in the Second Division for eight more seasons. Liverpool came near to being promoted again in 1955–56, but Welsh would not be given another chance and was sacked as Liverpool manager in 1956. According to some who played under him, Welsh had an eccentric style.

1956 - 1959 Phil Taylor Upon his retirement in 1954 he joined the backroom staff as a coach. He became manager of Liverpool in 1956 when former manager Don Welsh was sacked after failing to gain promotion back to the 1st Division. Taylor took over the reins with a determination to put Liverpool back where

1959 - 1974 Bill Shankly Shankly brought success to Liverpool, gaining promotion to the First Division and winning three League Championships and the UEFA Cup. He laid foundations on which his successors Bob Paisley and Joe Fagan were able to build by winning seven league titles and four European Cups in the ten seasons after Shankly retired in 1974. A charismatic, iconic figure at the club, his oratory stirred the emotions of the fanbase. In 2019, 60 years after Shankly arrived at Liverpool, Tony Evans of The Independent wrote, “Shankly created the idea of Liverpool, transforming

they belonged, immediately signing Alan A’Court, Tommy Younger, and club legend Ronnie Moran who ended up spending five decades at Anfield. Taylor, however, failed to achieve what he set out to do, and after an unsteady start to the 1959/60 campaign he resigned, stating “The strain of trying to win promotion has proved too much. Taylor’s legacy to Liverpool was the back room team he assembled of Reuben Bennett, Joe Fagan and Bob Paisley.

the football club by emphasising the importance of the Kop and making supporters feel like participants.” Shankly took charge of Liverpool when they were in the Second Division and rebuilt the team into a major force in English and European football. He led Liverpool to the Second Division Championship to gain promotion to the top-flight First Division in 1962, before going on to win three First Division Championships, two FA Cups, four Charity Shields and one UEFA Cup. It was during Shankly’s reign the club changed to an all-red home strip, and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” became the club’s anthem.

1974 - 1983 Bob Paisley He spent almost 50 years with Liverpool and is regarded, due to his achievements with the club, as one of the greatest British managers of all time. Paisley is the first of three managers to have won the European Cup three times. He is also one of five managers to have won the English topflight championship as both a player and manager at the same club. He had been a player, the reserve team coach and club physiotherapist and was known as the tactician under Shankly’s leadership. He went on to lead Liverpool through a period of domestic and European dominance, winning twenty honours in nine seasons: six League Championships,

three League Cups, six Charity Shields, three European Cups, one UEFA Cup and one UEFA Super Cup. At the time of his retirement he had won the Manager of the Year Award a record six times.


1983 - 1985 Joe Fagan Joe was a coach and manager at Liverpool for twenty seven years under Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley. As a manager he was the first English manager to win three major trophies in a single season and is one of only four English managers to win the European cup. In his first season, Fagan achieved an unprecedented “treble” as Liverpool won the European Cup, the League Championship and the League Cup. Fagan was an uncomplicated man who believed in the simplicity of football, a devoted family man who preferred to just get on with his job and shun the limelight. He was one of the most respected figures in the game. He and his family lived in the same house not far from Anfield throughout his Liverpool career and afterwards.

1985 - 1991 Kenny Dalglish Liverpool’s finest ever player, Daglish became player/ manager and in his first season in charge in 1985–86, he guided the club to its first league and FA Cup double. Before the 1987–88 season, Dalglish signed two new players: striker Peter Beardsley from Newcastle and winger John Barnes from Watford. He had already purchased goalscorer John Aldridge from Oxford United and this new-look Liverpool side shaped by Dalglish topped the league for almost the entire season, and had a run of 37 matches unbeaten in all competitions. Liverpool were crowned champions with four games left to play. In the summer of 1988, Dalglish re-signed Ian Rush. Liverpool beat Everton 3–2 after extra time in the second all-Merseyside FA Cup final in 1989, but was deprived of a second Double in the final game of the season, when Arsenal secured a last-minute goal to take the title from Liverpool. In the 1989–90 season Liverpool won their third league title under Dalglish and at the end of the season Dalglish received his third Manager of the Year award.

1991 - 1994 Graeme Souness Souness took over at Anfield just before Liverpool surrendered their defence of the English league title to Arsenal. He made a major reorganisation of the squad in his first six months as manager, bringing in Dean Saunders for an English record of £2.9 million as well as defenders Mark Wright and Rob Jones and midfielder Mark Walters. He also gave a regular place in the team to 19-year-old midfielder Steve McManaman, whose debut had come under Dalglish in December 1990, and a debut to one of Dalglish’s last signings, teenage midfielder Jamie Redknapp. And at the end of that campaign, he gave a professional contract to 17-year-old striker Robbie Fowler. During the 1991–92 season, Liverpool rarely looked like serious title contenders, finishing sixth but won the FA Cup final against Sunderland. 1992–93 was an even more frustrating season for Souness. They entered March still only in 15th place, but an excellent final quarter of the season, in which Rush scored 11 Premier League goals, saw them finish sixth. Souness finally resigned as Liverpool manager at the end of January 1994 when Liverpool had suffered a shock FA Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City.

1994 - 1998 Roy Evans For the 1994–95 season, Evans strengthened his side with the addition of defenders John Scales and Phil Babb as well as young winger Mark Kennedy. He also gave further first-team opportunities to youngsters Steve McManaman, Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Fowler creating a team that played beautiful football all season long. He added Stan Collymore in 1995 and Patrick Berger in 1996 and together their swashbuckling style led to outstanding games but sadly just the 1995 League Cup in terms of silverware.

1998 - 2004 Gerard Houllier In July 1998, Houllier was invited to become joint team manager of Liverpool, together with Roy Evans. The arrangement did not work out and Evans resigned in November. Houllier began what he described as a five-year programme to rebuild the team, as well as begin a continental approach, both tactically and in terms of personnel. Players such as Sami Hyypiä, Dietmar Hamann, Stéphane Henchoz, Vladimír Šmicer and Sander Westerveld came in to augment the club’s youth players such as Jamie Carragher, Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard. The rebuilding continued in 2000 with the signings of Markus Babbel, Emile Heskey and Gary McAllister. The efforts yielded an incredible 2000–01 season, when Liverpool won a cup treble of the League Cup, the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup and finished third in the Premier League. In October 2001, after falling ill at halftime at Liverpool’s Premier League match with Leeds United, Houllier was rushed to hospital for an emergency operation due to the discovery of a heart condition. With the help of caretaker manager Phil Thompson, he guided Liverpool to a second-place finish in the 2001–02 FA Premier League season, at the time their best record in the Premiership. Houllier returned to active management of the club after five months, and continued to lead the way in the 2002/2003 season. In 2003/2004, having qualified the club for the following season’s Champions League, Houllier left Liverpool by mutual consent.


2004 - 2010 Rafael Benitez 2010 - 2011

On 16 June 2004, Benítez was appointed manager of Liverpool. One of his first tasks at Liverpool was to convince club captain Steven Gerrard not to move to Chelsea. His first season was marked by the incredible Champions League run that culminated in the miracle of Istanbul, coming from 3-0 down at half time to win the trophy on penalties.

Roy Hodgson

An FA Cup followed the next year along with improvements in the league with players like Xabi Alonso, Luis Garcia and later Fernando Torres. After three years of battling Liverpool’s new owners, Gillette and Hicks, Rafa Benitez eventually left the club in 2010.

Roy Hodgson also managed Liverpool Football Club.

2011 - 2012 Kenny Dalglish

2012 - 2015 Brendan Rodgers

In April 2009 Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez invited Dalglish to take up a role at the club’s youth academy. Following Benítez’s departure from Liverpool in June 2010, Dalglish was asked to help find a replacement, and in July Fulham’s Roy Hodgson was appointed manager. A poor run of results at the start of the 2010–11 season led to Liverpool fans calling for Dalglish’s return as manager and he was appointed caretaker manager on 8 January 2011. Shortly after his appointment, Dalglish indicated he would like the job on a permanent basis if it was offered to him, and on 19 January he got his wish.

Brendan Rodgers brought a progressive passing style to Liverpool in 2012. His second season was his best with a Luis Suarez inspired front line leading Liverpool to second place in the Premier League, agonisingly missing out on the title following a run of 11-straight wins.

In February 2012, Dalglish led Liverpool to their first trophy in six years, with victory in the 2011–12 Football League Cup. Despite the success in domestic cups, Liverpool finished eighth in the league, and Daglish left the dugout to become non-executive director.

The following year Liverpool finished sixth in the league putting pressure on the manager to produce results. In autumn 2015, he succumbed to pressure and was sacked by the Liverpool board.

Liverpool scored 101 league goals in the season, the club’s most since the 1895–96 season and the thirdhighest in Premier League history and Rodgers was named the LMA Manager of the Year.

On 13 October 2017, Anfield’s Centenary Stand was officially renamed the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand in recognition of his unique contribution to the club.

2015 Jürgen Klopp On 8 October 2015, Jurgen Klopp agreed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager. Fourth place in the league followed that season and since then Klopp has led Liverpool to Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup and Champions League finals as well as League, League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup wins. With a new contract recently signed and world class players in every position, most Liverpool fans feel that this is just the beginning…


L

S

R O

Y L

R P O O E

A

C O U

R

T •

L I

V

Open Monday to Saturday Breakfast served 10am to 12pm Lunch served 12pm to 3pm Tea, Coffee, Homemade Cakes, Soups & Sandwiches


Talent Development

Liverpool’s Royal Court continues on its journey to work towards talent development across the city

Maurice Bessman

Music Access All Areas

Boisterous Stage Write

There is no doubt Liverpool is renowned for its wealth of talent but we, along with the rest of our city’s theatre organisations and institutions, recognise we need to do more to ensure we are accessible, engaging and aspirational if we are to be truly representative and inclusive of the communities we serve. It is a long-term continuing process and funding is key as is working together with the theatres across the region. Over the past three years we have laid down the foundations, initiating our plans for meaningful and real change. This includes the theatre’s programming, engagement, accessibility and relationships with artistes, communities, creatives, individuals, institutions, organisations, Schools/FE. We are working towards ensuring our talent development programmes are applicable, realistic and robust. Listening and engaging in the first instance to a wide cross section of creatives and communities – recognising and taking ownership of our failure to be fully inclusive and to take a proactive approach to ensure there is inclusivity and diversity across the sector A brief look at a few of our talent development projects so far:

Community Music AAA (Access All Areas) is a partnership project together with three grassroots organisations: Positive Impact, Capoeira For All, and Catalyst performing arts supported by funding from Youth Music. Children and young people aged 6 – 25 can access free musical instruments, musical theatre, hip hop, dance, singing, drama and performance

Raw Talent Young people from our youth theatre continue to have access to auditions and employment opportunities – during the past 3 years, 6 young people have been cast in Terriers, written by Maurice Bessman touring to schools and venues across the country. More recently working with Fury films, 120 young people aged 15 – 25 from across the city took part in audition workshops for the film of Terriers at Fire Fit in South Liverpool, MYA’s Space in Bootle and The Vibe in Huyton. 8 young people will be working with the Director to support the script development.

Mentoring This is a pilot programme supported by PH Holt Trust and Curious Minds – eight mentors from the creative industries have been paired with mentees – providing support, guidance and shadowing opportunities in acting, marketing, production, directing, writing, set design, and music skills. This talent development initiative will support eight young black, asian and minority artistes and creatives develop their skills as they progress through the industry.

Programming Our Boisterous Theatre strand of programming brought us a main house production of Bouncers, in August and September introducing four new actors to the main house stage – and new audiences to the theatre. The Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase – now a regular bi-monthly show presenting some of the best black comedians and singers on the circuit and with a platform to showcase emerging and existing local talent. Co-production with Red Ladder last September/October, with a cast of professional actors and 20 members of our community choir. Stagewrite – our new writing classes/workshops to encourage and support new writers to develop their work to full production. We continue on our journey with a number of other talent development initiatives in progress as a matter of priority to ensure we remain accessible, adaptable and continually listen and learn. It will take time and investment and with your continuing support for all we do. We will make a difference.


A GREAT PLACE TO EAT AND DRINK WITH FRIENDS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY CENTRE

PRE-THEATRE MENU AVAILABLE 4PM TO 7PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY 2 COURSES FOR £18

3 COURSES FOR £22

89 Roe St, Liverpool, L1 1EP 0151 702 5891 courtyardbk.co.uk

/courtyardbk

@courtyardbk

@courtyard_bk


A fresh, new, innovative and relevant youth theatre company based at the iconic Royal Court Theatre designed by young people for young people. The Royal Court Youth Theatre 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, come along to one of our sessions or workshops. You will learn about everything from acting to stage management; fundraising to writing scripts.

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 liverpoolsroyalcourt.com/youth-theatre Alternatively you can call 0151 702 5892 or email education@royalcourttrust.org Everybody is welcome at the Royal Court Youth Theatre, there are no auditions or waiting lists to join.

The

Eleanor Rathbone Foundation


Rehearsal Shots


Cast & Company

Cast Jake Abraham

Gerry

Spencer Butts

Guitar / Ensemble

Matt Connor

Elisha Scott/Band

Lindzi Germain

Paula

Ben Galdwin

Keys / Ensemble

Adam Keast

Bass / Ensemble

Mark Moraghan Lydia Morales-Scully Daniel Ross Lenny Wood

Tommy Tia Busker / Kopite Kenny

Company

Set by Liverpool’s Royal Court

Nicky Allt Writer

Mick Bawden Workshop Manager

Howard Gray Director

Johnathan Defty Carpenter

Beverley Norris-Edmunds Movement Director

Michael Gray Carpenter

Mark Walters Designer

Mick Gunnigle Carpenter

Ian Scott Lighting Designer Sound

Jennifer Baron Head Painter

Kate Harvey Designer

Christopher McCourt Painter

Jamie Jenkin AV Designer

Emma Sharpe Painter

Marie Jones Wardrobe Supervisor Sean Gannon Production Manager Matt Masson Technical Manager Andrew Lock Resident Stage Manager Alicia Southerton James Deputy Stage Manager Haining Chief LX Liam McGrath Sound Op Jake Pendleton Sound No 2 Helena Harvey LX & AV Op Faye Rust Dresser

Thanks Liverpoool’s Royal Court would like to thank: Barry at Colourcreate Envision

Peermusic and T R O Essex for use of Part of the Union. The Rogers and Hammerstein Organisation (part of The Concord Group) for use of You’ll Never Walk Alone. Warner Chappell for use of A Horse With No Name and Liverpool (We Never Gonna Stop) Sony for use of L’Estate Sta Finendo.


Cast Biographies

Jake Abraham

Matt Connor

Tommy

Drums / Ensemble

So pleased to be back at the Royal Court.

Theatre Credits include:

Theatre includes:

Richard III (Hull Truck/Northern Broadsides); Sons of the Desert (Royal

Brown Bitter Wet Nellies and Scouse (Liverpool Everyman); On The

Court Liverpool); The Glass Menagerie (Chipping Norton Theatre);

Ledge by Alan Bleasdale and Guiding Star by Jonathan Harvey (Royal

101 Dalmatians, Around The World in 80 Days, A Christmas Carol,

National Theatre and Liverpool Everyman tour); The Pinocchio Boys by

The Admirable Crichton, Spring and Port Wine, The Rivals (New

Jim Morrison (Young Vic); Grand Old Lady (North West Tour); Council

Vic); Relatively Speaking, Close the Coalhouse Door, Oh What

Depot Blues. Lost Soul 1 and 2 by Dave Kirby. A Fistful Of Collars,

A Lovely War, Up n’ Under, Accidental Death of an Anarchist,

Scouse of the Pacific, Merry Ding Dong by Fred Lawless, A Miracle

Star-Cross’d, Dick Barton – Special Agent (Oldham Coliseum); They

On Great Homer Street and Yellow Brick Road by Gerry Linford and

Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!, Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The

Selection Box (Liverpool’s Royal Court).

Canterbury Tales, Othello, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, The Tempest, The Man With Two Gaffers, Wars of the Roses (Northern

Films include: Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels by Guy Ritchie, Mean Machine by Matthew Vaughn, London Boulevard, 51st State, Blonde Fist, Spike Island and The Parole Officer.

Broadsides); The Nutcracker Prince, The Hunt For The Scroobious Pip (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Blonde Bombshells of 1943 (TEG, No.1 National Tour); Oh What A Lovely War (Bolton Octagon); Lord Of The Flies (Pilot Theatre/York Theatre Royal); Matt performed in the

Television includes:

2015 National Tour of The Woman in Black going on to reprise the role

Sharpe’s Gold, The Governor, Brittas Empire, Justice, GBH,

in the West End the following year.

Liverpool One, Red Dwarf, Help, The Bill, Holby City, Moving On,

TV: Doctors (BBC); Hollyoaks (Lime Pictures); Coronation Street,

The Responder.

Emmerdale, Heartbeat, The Royal, Fat Friends, and My Parents Are Aliens (ITV). Film: When The Lights Went Out (Kintop); Free Range (Spool Films). Radio: Othello (BBC).

Spencer Butts Guitar / Ensemble

Lindzi Germain

Spencer Butts is an American Guitarist/Composer who has made

Pauline

his home in the UK after graduating from LIPA. He has extensive performance experience in playing live music for gigs, radio and television as well as session work. He has composed music for numerous

Lindzi is one of our city’s well known character actors and is one of the

songwriters and acted as musical director and arranger for projects on

Royal Court’s regulars - so much so she doesn’t even take her stuff home

several occassions. Playing and composing is what he lives for and he

any more!

takes pride in his ability to be a chameleon of all genres but in also having

Theatre credits include:

a sound of his own that is unique and honest. He will be playing several

The Scouse Sleeping Beauty, Ellen & Rigby, Royal Court Selection

live venues this fall with both Lewis Maxwell and Toni Micayl. Come on

Box, Night Collar, Council Depot Blues, Lost Soul, Down Our

out to hear him and/or follow him on Instagram at @spencerdbmusic

Street, The Royal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twopence To Cross The Mersey, Alehouse, The Entertainer, Bon Voyage, Beserker Boys, Virgin Express, Desperate Scousewives, Merry Ding Dong, Scouse Pacific, Scouse of the Antarctic, Scouse of the Rising Sun, Pharoah ‘Cross The Mersey, Scouse Nativity, Mam I’m ‘Ere, Sex In Suburbia (tour), YNWA (Royal Court and tour), A Fistful of Collars, Little Scouse on the Prairie, Her Benny, The King & I, King Lear, Our Bessie, Reds & Blues, Scouse Cinderella, Lost


Soul 2 and Achy Breaky Bride. Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White, Robin Hood and Babes In The Wood. TV and film credits include: Tin Star with Tim Roth. Bella in Clink (5Star), The Way We Are (Feature film), Lynda La Plante’s Above Suspicion (ITV), Les’ Liverpool (BBC), Bodies II (ITV), Common As Muck (ITV), Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV), Prime Suspect (ITV), Dave Kirby’s 15 Minutes That Shook The

Adam Keast Bass / Ensemble Adam trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

World, Gwladys in Reds & Blues: The Ballad of Dixie & Kenny,

For Liverpool Everyman/Playhouse:

Adam (Short film) and Shooting Fish (short).

Robin Hood, A Christmas Carol, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow

Writing credits include: The Royal, Mother’s Pride, Lindzi Germain Merseymouth stand up show, Women With Balls. Voiceover work includes: Lindzi is the voice of Atomic Olga in the brand new computer game Evil Geniuses 2. Lindzi is one of the presenters on The Guide Liverpool and has her own vlog page Mersey Mouth. In May last year Lindzi set up a private wall on Facebook just for women called Peri/Meno Queens. It’s a place for women to learn, educate, laugh and cry to love and to support each other while going threw what can be the most horrendous time of there lives The Menopause. To date she has over 5,000 members!

Queen, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Mother Goose, Aladdin, The Sound of Fury, Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey (also London) and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (on tour with The Globe). Midsummer Nights Dream, Merry Wives of Windsor, Wind in the Willows, Julius Caeser, Romeo and Juliet (Chester Storyhouse/ Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); Eight Miles High,The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Bolton Octagon); Celtic - the Musical (Glasgow Pavilion), The Crocodile (Tidal Town,Liverpool),Jack to a King, Forbidden Planet, Sweet Charity (Oldham Coliseum); Lennon, Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, You’ll Never Walk Alone (Royal Court Liverpool); Midsummer Songs (Wolsey, Ipswich); The Buddy Holly Story (London and Toronto); The Three Musketeers (St. Lukes ”Bombed Out” Church, Liverpool); Our Man in Havana (The

Lindzi recently opened her own nutrition club with her husband Darren:

Watermill,Newbury).

CNC Nutirition Club, building a healthier, happier community.

TV credits include - Emmerdale,Crimewatch, The Queens Nose.

Insta: CNCNutrition Facebook: CNCNutritionClub

Mark Moraghan Ben Gladwin Keys / Ensemble Ben’s been a regular at the Royal Court for a few years now, you might have seen him as one of the band in the Christmas shows, or in Mam I’m ‘Ere earlier this year.

Gerry Mark’s theatre credits include: By The Waters Of Liverpool (Empire Theatre Liverpool); Royal Court 80 (Royal Court Liverpool); You’ll Never Walk Alone (Royal Court Liverpool, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta); One Night in Istanbul (Liverpool Echo, Gaiety Theatre Dublin and GOH Belfast); Peter Pan (Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells);

Ben’s made music for adverts, sung in piano-bars across Europe,

Franklyn J Hart in 9 to 5 (National Tour); Nightmare on Lime Street,

and during his time at LIPA, he even had a band-to-one songwriting

You’ll Never Walk Alone, Our Day Out and Funny Money (all

workshop with Paul McCartney.

for Royal Court, Liverpool); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Palace

He’s looking forward to The Scouse Jack & the Beanstalk later this

Theatre, London); My Fair Lady (Liverpool Philharmonic); Come

year, see you there!

Fly With Me (Millennium Centre Cardiff); Twopence to Cross the Mersey (Liverpool Empire); Strictly Murder (UK Tour); Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman); Bad Blood (Key Theatre); Bouncers, Little Match Girl, Barbarians, and Arabian Nights (Unity Theatre); Macbeth (Art Theatre Company); Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich (Liverpool Playhouse and Young Vic); The Beaux Stratagem (Liverpool Playhouse); The Jungle Book (Cleveland Theatre Company); and High Rise Dreamer (Liverpool Lunchtime Theatre Company) and most recently


Cast Biographies Jack and the Beanstalk, Floral Theatre New Brighton. Mark’s TV series regular credits include: Coronation Street, Holby City, Dream Team and Brookside.

Lydia Morales Scully

His other television credits include:

Tia

Emmerdale, The Knot, Doctors, Heartbeat, The Bill, Where The Heart Is, Always And Everyone, Close And True, Casualty, Peak Practice, Real Women, Harry Enfield and Chums, Sharman, London’s Burning, Ocean of America, The Vet, Against All Odds, The Lodge, Wilderness Edge, Boon, The Chief, Needle,

Lydia is currently enrolled at The Arden School of Theatre. She is extremely privileged for this to be her first professional production in a role so close to home.

Waterfront Beat, Murder in the Wind, Shoot to Kill, Shooting Stars, Emmerdale Farm and Liars. Film credits include:

Lenny Wood

Allies (Hawthorn Productions) Ramanujan (Camphore Cinema) and

Kenny

Amar, Akbar & Tony (AAT Films LTD). Previous films include; Stepdad, The Last Bloodline and Judge Dredd. Mark’s debut Album Moonlight’s Back In Style is released on Linn

Lenny is delighted to be back at the Royal Court, among old friends

Records. He was a finalist on Celebrity Masterchef and came second

again. Lenny started his career as a stand up comedian. As part of the

to Russell Watson on BBC’s Just the Two of Us with singing partner,

comedy duo “Lenny And His Fat Friend Mick” he toured the UK and US.

Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton.

He has since gone on to work extensively in theatre, television and film.

Mark is the narrator of the popular children’s TV show Thomas the Tank Engine. He follows fellow Liverpudlian’s Ringo Starr & Michael Angelis,

He is especially delighted to be returning to play Kenny in YNWA, a show he particularly enjoys.

and is the voice of the programme in all English language territories

Other theatre work includes;

including the US.

Lost Soul, Lost Soul 2, Stags And Hens, On The Ledge, Night

Mark directed Award winning short film - Cockney & Scouse.

Collar, The Chitz, Little Shop Of Horrors, Macbeth, A Nightmare On Lime Street, A Fistful Of Collars, Down Our Street, Life, A Midsummers Nights Dream, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist, Terriers, The Audition, Suicide, Follow The

Daniel Ross Busker / Kopite

Star, YNWA, Romeo And Juliet, The Mole, A Christmas Carol, Dreaming Of A Barry White Christmas, Bright Phoenix, Happy As Pie, Cheer Up, A Day In The Life, Wating For Godot and many others.

Daniel Ross aka ‘Rosenblume’ is a Liverpool singer/songwriter who has

TV and film include;

been performing as professional singer and musician for over 17 years.

Anne, Mummys Boy, Under The Mud, The Sinking Of The Laconia,

He honed his craft as a singer and songwriter playing in local pubs and clubs throughout the North West. His songwriting and performing skills have gained him national radio play on Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Show and BBC Radio Merseyside among others. He graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts [LIPA] where he received a BA Honors Degree in Popular Music Studies. He also played the role of The Beatles’ first band manager when they were known as The Quarrymen in the John Lennon biopic ‘Nowhere Boy’ alongside actors such as Aaron Johnson and David Morrissey. Daniel’s first theatre role was back in 2014 playing ‘The Busker’ in The Official Story of Liverpool Football Club at The Royal Court Theatre Liverpool and The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. He continues to perform his own material as singer/songwriter ‘Rosenblume’ throughout the UK.

The Be All And End All, Dont Worry About Me, Eddie Took All The Pesci’s, Northern Cowboys, Violet City, Saffron, Birthday Boy, Being Eileen, Good Cop, Stolen, Dead Mans Cards and others including commercial work for Cadburys AND McDonalds. Lenny is also an RTS award winning documentary maker. For Jillybean. XXX


Liverpool’s Royal Court and

Stockroom Productions presents

Alan Bleasdale’s

by James Graham

15 September to 28 October 2023 Tickets from £16

0151 709 4321 liverpoolsroyalcourt.com /royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv


Company Biographies Howard Gray

Mark Walters

Director

Designer

For the Royal Court, Howard has been the Musical Director for

Mark is a British theatre set and costume designer who trained at Rose

Homebaked,Lennon, Our Day Out, You’ll Never Walk Alone,

Bruford College, London.

Eight Miles High, Sons Of The Desert, Council Depot Blues, Reds

In 2005 Mark was appointed Head Of Design at the Queens Theatre in

And Blues, Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, The Scouse Nativity,

Hornchurch working alongside artistic director Bob Carlton on over 30

Maggie May, The Scouse Cinderella and Scouse Pacific amongst

productions. During his time here he has also worked with writer and

many others. He has also directed two Royal Court Christmas shows

director Chris Bond on his place Sweeney Todd, The Heather Brothers

Pharaoh ’Cross The Mersey and Scouse Of The Antarctic and

on their new musical Camp Horror, and was nominated for Best Set

subsequently tours of One Night In Istanbul and Celtic The Musical.

Design on the new actor musician version of The Rocky Horror Show.

He has been associate artist at the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and was

Mark has also designed nine in-house pantomimes to date.

musical director for Blonde Bombshells Of 1943, a co-production with

In 2008 Mark was also appointed Resident Designer at the Royal Court

Hampstead Theatre, which won the Manchester Evening News Best

Theatre in Liverpool. During his time here he worked closely with writer

Production for 2006. The show has subsequently toured nationally and

Willy Russell on his shows Shirley Valentine, Stags And Hens The

internationally.

Remix, and a new version of Our Day Out The Musical. Other designs

Other work at the Octagon includes: Looking For Buddy, Little

include Merry Ding Dong, A Fistful Of Collars, Scouse Pacific, A

Voice, Once Upon A Time In Wigan, Oh What A Lovely War, The

Nightmare On Lime Street, Reds And Blues The Musical, Lucky

Song Of Singapore, Danny, Champion Of The World, and I Just

Numbers, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Little Scouse On The Prairie,

Stopped By To See The Man.

The Salon, Sons Of The Desert, Sex In The Suburbs and recently

At the Coliseum Theatre in Oldham: Bread And Roses, The

Mam I’m ‘Ere.

Ladykillers, Our Gracie, Close The Coalhouse Door, Martha, Josie

Mark started his design career as an associate designer at the Courtyard

And The Chinese Elvis, Dick Barton Special Agent, Union Street,

Theatre in Hereford where he spent over five years working with artistic

Women On The Verge Of HRT, Private Lives, Feed, The Road To

director Jonathan Stone.

Nab End, Sweet Charity, and Brassed Off. Also a hatful of rock’n’roll

Mark has a close association with Wakefield Theatre Royal and has

muiscals and pantomimes.

worked with writer and director John Godber on All The Fun Of The

At the New Vic in Stoke: A Taste Of Honey, The Admirable Crichton,

Fight and Sculptures Surprise tour as well as many other shows.

and Spring And Port Wine amongst many others.

Other set and costume designs include Hot Flush UK tour, Our House UK

Other work includes any number of pantos at the Liverpool Everyman

national tour and many other shows, nationally. Mark has also designed

and Harrogate Theatre.

10 pantomimes for the Adam Smith Theatre into Kirkcaldy.

Howard has worked on two of Dave Kirby’s films, Fifteen Minutes

Mark has become well known for his pantomime designs up and down the

That Shook The World and Reds And Blues.

country over the past 15 years Mark has designed set and costumes for

Plus productions at Opera North, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Theatre Clywd, Coventry Belgrade, Worcester Swan, York Theatre Royal, Lancaster Dukes, Live Theatre Newcastle and Stephen Joseph Scarborough. Howard is Creative Director at Alterean Media.

over 40 pantomimes. Into 2010 Mark formed Glitter, a new pantomime set, costume and props hire company. This unique company has a vast portfolio of Mark’s designs and is now supplying to theatres and theatre companies throughout the UK. www.glitterpantomimes.co.uk


Ian Scott

Kate Harvey

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Trained at Mountview.

A list of sound credits include:

Productions for the Royal Court include:

Corporate/Outdoor : Labour, Conservative, NUT, TUC and many more

Scouse Pacific, The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery, Lost Soul 2, My Fairfield Lady, Maggie May, The Miracle of Great Homer Street, The Royal, The Scouse Nativity, Lonesome West, Down The Dock Road and in co-production with Lodestar and the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival; Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other theatre credits include: Xanadu (Giffords Circus); By The Waters of Liverpool (Pulse Records); Up ‘n’ Under and Frozen (fingersmiths);

conferences. Various exhibitions. Symphony in the Park (Hoghton Tower) Liverpool Theatre Festival (Bill Elms Productions). TV: Stan James World Match Dartsplay (Sky Sports), Strictly Ballroom (ITV), Danny La Rue (BBC), Spirit of Shankly (Granada DVD). Cruises : P&O World Cruises, Island Cruises, Celebrity.

Reasons To Be Cheerful, Peeling and Blasted (Graeae); Silk…The

Arena : Hot Ice (Stageworks Worldwide Productions); You’ll Never

Eternal Road (Century Theatre, Beijing); Duet for One (Birmingham

Walk Alone (Alterean Media and Liverpool FC).

Rep; Lee Dean & Daniel Schumann); A Skull in Connemara and All

Music: The Christians, Chesney Hawkes, Sinita, Slade, Bad Manners,

My Sons (Nottingham Playhouse); Marco Polo and Messiah (Bergen

Toyah, Limahl, Cream UK Tour, Petula Clarke, Bobby Crush, East 17,

National Opera); Fish Eye (Theatre Alibi); The Solid Life of Sugar

Liberty X, Jane McDonald.

Water (Graeae; Theatre Royal, Plymouth; National Theatre); Owen Wingrave and Where The Wild Things Are (Aldeburgh Festival); Fawlty Towers Live (Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney); Flat Stanley

Comedy: Jason Mansford, Peter Kay, Roy Walker, Norman Wisdom, Jim Bowen, Brian Conley, Brendan O’Carroll, Paddy McGuiness.

(Polka; West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Drummer Boy of Waterloo

Live Theatre: Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty (King Georges Hall,

and The Happy Prince (Jubilee Opera); The 39 Steps (Criterion

Blackburn); Mystique (Stageworks); Original TV Comedians

Theatre); Our Friends Up North (Northern Stage); The Joke, The

(Blackpool Opera House); Paul Zerdin (Paradise Room Blackpool);

Summer House and The Victorian in the Wall (Will Adamsdale;

Flags (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Mam I’m Ere (Life in Theatre);

Fuel); My Name is… (Tamasha); Oh! What a Lovely War and Frogs

Eight Miles High, Council Depot Blues, Bouncers, Night Collar,

(National Theatre); Curlew River (White Light Festival, New York; UCLA

Our Day Out, Shirley Valentine, Reds and Blues, Lennon, Noises

Berkeley; St. Giles, Barbican); Animal Farm (West Yorkshire Playhouse)

Off, Canoeing for Beginners, Lost Soul, Golden Oldies, The Royal,

and Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme

Scouse Nativity (Royal Court Liverpool); Twopence To Cross The

(Abbey Theatre, Dublin).

Mersey and By The Waters of Liverpool (Pulse Records); SHOUT! (Max Emmerson Productions); Out of Order and It Runs In The Family (Ray Cooney Comedy Company); Bang Bang (A production for John Cleese at Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Omnibus (Unity Theatre); Judy and Liza National Tour (Produced by Royal Court Liverpool); Midsummer Nights Dream (Filter Theatre Company/Lyric Hammersmith); Grimm Tales (Dukes Theatre Lancaster); Homebaked (Red Ladder Theatre Company); Beauty and the Beast (Dukes Theatre Lancaster); Something about George (Something About Productions); Insane Animals (HOME MCR).


Beverley Norris-Edmunds Movement Director

Fairfield Lady, Royal Court Selection Box, The Scouse Sleeping Beauty, The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery and Girls Don’t Play Guitars (Liverpool’s Royal Court); Masquerade and Knee Deep In Promises (Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio); Cured (Liverpool’s Royal Court in

Beverley is delighted to be back at the Royal Court.

association with DaDaFest & Unlimited); The Dream Team and VR Family

Productions worked on here include: Scouse Sleeping Beauty, Selection Box, Scouse Snow White, Girls don’t play Guitars, Scouse Pacific, Lost Soul 2, Scouse Nativity, Golden Oldies, The Royal, Father O’Flaherty Saves Our Souls, Sex in Suburbia, Canoeing for Beginners, Bouncers, Special Measures, Our Day Out The Musical by Willy Russell (premiered 2009 and 2010), Ladies Night, Good Golly Miss Molly, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Dirty Dustin’, Nightmare on Lime Street, Little Scouse on the Prairie, Brick up the Mersey Tunnels 1 and 2, Merry Ding Dong, Slappers and Slap Heads, Reds ‘n’ Blues.

(Liverpool’s Royal Court Youth Theatre); Macbeth and A Midsummer

Other recent choreography includes: Tom Dick and Harry (New Vic Theatre and Alexandre Palace London); Marvelous, Beauty and The Beast, The 39 Steps, Coppellia, a mystery (New Vic Theatre); The Worst Witch - Olivier Award winner 2020 for Best Family Show (UK Theatre Tour and Vaudeville Theatre West End, Royal and Derngate Theatre Northampton); Around the World in 80 Days premiered at The New Victory Theatre on Broadway New York after its UK Tour starting at The New Vic Theatre (Newcastle -under-Lyme) For Northern Broadsides and Touring: Hard Times, For Love or Money, Loves Labours Lost, Much Ado about Nothing and Cyrano (co-production with New Vic) Oldham Coliseum: Most recent include Oh What A Lovely War, Up ‘n ‘ Under, Chicago (MEN Theatre Award Winner for Best Ensemble). Touring credits include: Return To The Forbidden Planet, Carmen, Sex In Suburbia. TV credits include: Disney’s The Evermoor Chronicles, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, CBeebie’s The Magic Door, Butterfly, Sunny D, Fernando Torres Nike Commercial, September Song, Brookside and the feature film O Jerusalem. Beverley has also choreographed numerous productions for The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres, Bolton Octagon, Hull Truck Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, Liverpool Empire Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough, Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke, Harrogate Theatre, New Perspective Theatre company and for the award winning Tmesis Theatre, Claybody Theatre and Imaginarium Theatre Company.

Jamie Jenkin Video 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 100 shows. Video designs for theatre include: Willy Russell’s Our Day Out - The Musical, A Fistul Of Collars, Lennon, Ladies Day, Hitchhikers Guide to Fazakerley, Macca & Beth, 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

Night’s Dream (Liverpool Shakespeare Festival); Something About George (Something About Productions, Edinburgh Festival and National Tour); Scouse: A Comedy Of Terrors (Dome Liverpool); Judy & Liza (National and International Tour); YNWA (Alterean Productions, international tour); The Big I Am (Liverpool Everyman); Celtic The Musical (Alterean Productions, Pavilion Theatre Glasgow), The Salford Docker (Salford Community Theatre, Lighthouse Salford); Peter Pan (Storyhouse Chester) and Hey Bunny Get Loose (Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio) Sound designs for theatre include: Hey Bunny Get Loose and Offered Up (Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio).

Marie Jones Costume Supervisor Marie studied fashion and then moved on to theatre costume interpretation at Mabel Fletcher College. Marie’s work as a freelance costumier has included costumes for Oldham Coliseum, The Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Jimmy McGovern’s film Liam, Beyond Friendship for Mersey Television and the many pantomime dames who have appeared on the Everyman stage. She has worked extensively at the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and has recently been employed as full time Wardrobe Supervisor. Most recently Marie’s work at the Everyman and Playhouse has included: Much Ado About Nothing, The Electric Hills, The Flint Street Nativity, The Tempest, Unprotected, Billy Liar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe, Urban Legend, Fly, Breezeblock Park, The Entertainer, Still Life And The Astonished Heart, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Anniversary, Dr Faustus, The May Queen, Cruel Sea and All My Sons. Marie’s other credits include: Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, Good Golly Miss Molly, Stags and Hens - The Remix, On The Ledge, Misery, Eight Miles High, Council Depot Blues, Night Collar, Dirty Dusting, Shirley Valentine, Our Day Out - The Musical, The Salon, Funny Money, Merry Ding Dong, A Fistul Of Collars, Lucky Numbers, Lennon, Scouse Pacific, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Little Scouse on the Prairie, Reds And Blues - The Musical, Ladies Day, Bouncers, Scouse Of The Antarctic, Pharaoh ‘Cross The Mersey and Down The Dock Road for Royal Court Liverpool, Brouhaha International Street Festival, Working Class Hero on the recent Imagine DVD, Costume Supervisor for many shows at LIPA, The Splash Project at MYPT and Twopence To Cross The Mersey at the Liverpool Empire.


park all day

NEW!

Autopay £5 Parking no cash no contract

ONLY PAY PER PARKING SESSION

Simply drive in, park, drive out.

2

1

3 11

ABC 123

Register with your car registration and save your payment card

Drive in, park, drive out

Your account will be charged automatically parking-stjohns.com


WE PUT THE CITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The latest ‘whats on’ news for LIverpool, when and how you want it

Follow The Guide now

   @TheGuideLpool www.theguideliverpool.com

ENJOY THE SHOW


Royal Court Staff

Executive Producer Kevin Fearon

Kitchen

Chief Executive Gillian Miller

Head Chef David Assall

Finance Director Kevin Dunn

Kitchen Supervisors Kyle Wardale, Daniel Awotwi

Producer Jess Bolger

Chefs Jay Quinn, Josh Eglin, Daniel Ambrose, Jack While, Josh

Head of Marketing Iain Christie

Wardale, Nick Watson

Executive Chef David Assall

Kitchen Porters Debbie Chisam, Billie Chisam , Daniel Dunn, Nisha

Head of Finance & Administration Gary O’Connor Finance Officer Alison Ward Head of Audience Experience Thomas Wright Graphic Designer & Brand Manager Jamie Jenkin Assistant Producer Clare Carlucci Marketing Manager Kofi Ohene-Djan Social Media Officer Clara Mbirimi Head of Technical & Production Sean Gannon Technical Manager Matthew Masson Resident Stage Manager Andrew Lock

Begum, Louise Dodd, Harrison Mclaughlin, Jackie Kirton, Lewis While Front of House House Manager Kathryn Heffron Assistant Manager Kathy Hutson Supervisors Megan Franey amd Calum Norbury Bar Supervisor Joe Woods Courtyard Manager Emma Keig Assistant Courtyard Manager Paul Imrie Courtyard Bar Supervisor Michael Martin Front of House Staff Beth Baccino, Hazel Bawden, Jacob Bee, Kaya Bell, Cameron Brown, Colette Burgess, Joe Carney, Louis

Artistic Supervisor Jen Baron

Carney-Smith, Courtney Cook, Aisling Davis, Carl Dillon, Audrey

Chief LX Jamie Haining

Flynn, Charlotte Freyne, Beth Fry, Michael Hall, Michael Hardy,

Box Office & Sales Manager Lauren Macauley

Jennifer Heffron, Josh Johnson, Laura Jones, Jake Jones, Charlotte

Assistant Box Office Manager Laura Lees

Kendrick, Lizzie Kendrick, Jamie Kenyon, Emma Laverty, Phil Lyne,

Head of Theatre Engagement Miriam Mussa

Sam Massen, Tegan Meek, Phil McLoughlin, Amy McCutcheon,

HR & Wellness Officer Maria Schumann Participation Project(s) Manager Uma Ramanathan Costume Supervisor Marie Jones

Faye McCutcheon, Mia Molloy, Alison Myers, Ciara Naughton, Joe O’Neil, Brea O’Donnell, Kayleigh Oulton, Jamie Peacock, Jake Pendleton, Millie Quayle, Declan Redmond, Katie Sherman, Georgia Slater, Charis Stead, Aiva Tamborini, Hebron Tedros, Annie Wardale,

Workshop Manager Mick Bawden

Alex Williams, Hannah Wright, Amy Wright, amd Gina Zotova

Finance Administrator Izzie Litwin

Courtyard Staff

Admin Assistant Phil McLoughlin

Jordan Barkley, Stephen Dixon, Zoe Darracott, Faith Dawson, Chloe

Youth Theatre Leader Zain Salim

Thorpe, Aimee Kelly, Keira Tann and Jasmin Ward

Community Choir Master Jay McWinen

Cleaners Cleaning Supervisor: Debbie Chisam, Billie Chisam, Carla Cole,

Box Office Assistants Finn Goulden-Jennings, Carl Lees,

Joanne Kinsella, Kevin Tristram and Nick Watson

Amelia Maguire, Anna Miller, Joe Morris, Pat O’Neill, Susan Segar,

And a big thank you to all of our security staff for their hard work

Angela Varley and Karen Young

throughout the year.

Stage Door Allan Dodd & John Evans.

Royal Court Supporters


What the fee fi fo fum are you waiting for?

11 November 2022 to 21 January 2023 Tickets from £16

0151 709 4321 liverpoolsroyalcourt.com /royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv @royalcourtliv