Tuesday, June 18

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Red Ladder reprise all-female musical We’re Not Going Back
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Red Ladder reprise all-female musical We’re Not Going Back

Radical theatre company Red Ladder are reprising their all-female musical We’re Not Going Back that tells the story of women who played pivotal roles in the 1984/85 miners’ strike. The musical is being brought back after it was first staged a decade ago to mark the 40th anniversary of the great strike through the eyes of three very different sisters who are ultimately united by a common cause. Victoria Brazier, Claire-Marie O’Connor, Stacey Sampson and Beccy Owen are back in their original roles as sisters driven to take a pivotal role in the struggle to survive. Photo: Tim Smith Red Ladder aims to remind the audience of the resilience of working-class communities, and the power of sticking two fingers up to a government hell-bent on their destruction.  It was originally cre...
Homebaked the Musical – Liverpool’s Royal Court
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Homebaked the Musical – Liverpool’s Royal Court

The doors of Liverpool’s much loved Royal Court Theatre are back open and tonight we witness a new show “Homebaked the Musical” which has been produced by Liverpool’s Royal Court alongside Red Ladder Theatre Company. Written by Boff Whalley, ‘Homebaked the Musical’, is a new piece of theatre based on the well-known bakery that borders Anfield and Everton. It celebrates the historic and heroic story of the Liverpool residents who fought to save their local bakery from demolition and evolves into a huge inspiring project that brings the whole community together. Boff Whalley has done a fantastic job in writing something funny, heart-warming and emotive. The music is both touching and humorous which blends perfectly into the script. I particularly enjoyed the choral sound of ‘we rise’,...