The show must go on!

The show must go on!

We are pleased to inform our customers that the safety curtain in The Atkinson theatre has now been repaired.

By The Waters of Liverpool performances commence today from 2:30pm. Limited tickets are available across all performances. We look forward to welcoming you into the theatre.

Performance Times & Tickets

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

Pulse Records Ltd in association with Bill Elms present the UK premiere tour of Helen Forrester’s

By The Waters Of Liverpool

Adapted by Rob Fennah / Directed by Gareth Tudor Price

“A big sweeping story of real emotion!” The Stage

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’ is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s.

The story opens in 1935. Helen 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 still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

Rob Fennah – Playwright & friend of Helen Forrester: “’By The Waters Of Liverpool’ also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books ‘Liverpool Miss’ and ‘Twopence To Cross The Mersey’. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, ‘Lime Street At Two’. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”.

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate. Cast subject to change.


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21 August 2023 – First Glimpse of Cast in New Helen Forrester Play ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’ UK Tour Opens in Two Weeks

20 June 2023 – Full cast announced for Autumn tour of Helen Forrester play ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’

29 April 2023 – First wave of cast members announced for Helen Forrester play ‘By The Waters Of Liverpool’

1 February 2023 – New Tour Announcement: By The Waters of Liverpool



Posted on 13 October 2023 under General news, Theatre & Studio

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