Full cast announced for Autumn tour of Helen Forrester play ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’

Full cast announced for Autumn tour of Helen Forrester play ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’

Performance Times & Tickets

Thu 12 Oct: 7:30pm*
Fri 13 Oct: 2:30pm* & 7:30pm
Sat 14 Oct: 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Running time: 120 minutes

Matinee: £23 / £21 concession.
Evening: £25 / £23 concession.
Group booking offer: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free
School Bookings: £13 with 1 free teacher for every 10 tickets booked. *Thu 12 Oct 7:30pm and *Fri 13 Oct 2:30pm.

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Coronation Street’s Tom Roberts and Emmerdale’s Joe Gill complete the cast, joined by newcomer Emma Mulligan in the lead role of Helen.

Line-up also features Lynn Francis, Daniel Taylor, Lynne Fitzgerald, Joe Owens, Samantha Alton, and Roy Carruthers

Autumn 2023 UK Tour will visit 12 venues – Liverpool, Crewe, Coventry, Sale, Rhyl, Darlington, Lichfield, St Helens, Southport, Halifax, Lytham, and New Brighton

By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama produced by the team who brought the smash-hit Twopence To Cross The Mersey to the stage to rave reviews for a UK tour in Autumn 2022.

The play also features sizeable chunks from Helen’s earlier book Liverpool Miss, together with flashbacks to Twopence To Cross The Mersey and elements of Lime Street At Two to give audiences a complete picture of Helen’s life.

The three remaining roles have now been announced. Tom Roberts will play John Forrester, Helen’s father. Joe Gill will play Harry O’Dwyer (Helen’s love interest). Newcomer Emma Mulligan will take the lead role of Helen Forrester.

Tom Roberts has countless television credits including bad boy Scott Emberton in Coronation Street; DS Flanagan in Emmerdale; five seasons as Tony in 2point4 Children; EastEnders; Casualty; Holby City; Waterloo Road; Hustle; Brookside; Hollyoaks; Boon; and The Bill. Film credits include The Bradford Riots; Oh Mary, This London; The Casebook Of Eddie Brewer; Doreen: The Movie; and Just 14. Having trained at Mountview Drama School, Tom’s theatre credits include Blood Brothers, Fiddler On The Roof, Kes, Death Of A Salesman, The Three Musketeers, Misconceptions, Bouncers, Changing Rooms, Intimate Exchanges, Frankenstein, April In Paris, Educating Rita, The Holly And The Ivy, On Golden Pond, and The Verdict. His extensive radio work includes drama for BBC Radio 4, as well as several appearances on The Archers.

Joe Gill is best known for playing the role of Finn Barton in ITV’s Emmerdale. He has also appeared in Brassic, Casualty, In The Flesh, The Sparticle Mystery, River City, In With The Flynns, and short film The Rest Is Flowers. Joe recently wrapped on his first leading feature film role in Treading Water, due for release later this year. On stage Joe recently appeared in Into Battle at Greenwich Theatre to rave reviews. Theatre credits also include The Full Monty, Butterfly House, Tiger, Romeo & Juliet, and The Comedy of Errors. He has also worked on a web series BookStreamz – narrating and performing a wide variety of stories from well-known and undiscovered authors, streamed live to the homes of audiences.

Emma Mulligan is a 2021 acting graduate from East 15 Acting School. She is originally from Northern Ireland. Most recently she played the role of Marie in short film Undead Dilemma. Emma played numerous roles at drama school, including Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard, Inez in No Exit, and Mattie-Fae in August: Osage County.

The trio complete the nine-strong cast playing over 50 characters, and also features Lynn Francis, Daniel Taylor, Lynne Fitzgerald, Joe Owens, Samantha Alton, and Roy Carruthers who were all announced in April.

Writer and producer Rob Fennah added: “Announcing the full cast is taking another major step forward in bringing By The Waters Of Liverpool to life on stage once again. Our outstanding cast will tell Helen Forrester’s remarkable life story in ways to make people stop and think, laugh and cry, but most of all to appreciate her incredible writing. It has been a long time coming since we were forced to close in March 2020 after just two weeks into the tour – but in less than three months we’ll be back out there, on the road, taking Helen’s story to audiences across the UK.”

Adapted by Rob Fennah
Directed by Gareth Tudor Price
Produced by Pulse Theatre Productions and Bill Elms
Fully endorsed by the Helen Forrester Estate

Website: www.bythewatersofliverpool.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ByTheWatersThePlay


Posted on 20 June 2023 under General news, Theatre & Studio

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