Forrester play back on tour

Published: 4 February 2023
Reporter: David Upton

By The Waters of Liverpool Credit: Anthony Robling

A new stage production documenting the early life of author Helen Forrester is going back on the road during autumn 2023 after an inaugural tour came to a standstill in the COVID pandemic.

After a number of years in the planning, By The Waters Of Liverpool began a 17-venue UK tour spanning almost three months—until the curtain came down just two weeks in.

A new eight-week tour will visit 12 venues starting in Liverpool and finishing in New Brighton—both locations important in Helen’s life story.

The tour opens with a 10-date run at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre from September 6.

The production will also visit venues in Crewe, Coventry, Sale, Rhyl, Darlington, Lichfield, St Helens, Southport, Halifax, and Lytham.

By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama taking in Helen’s earlier book Liverpool Miss, together with flashbacks to Twopence To Cross The Mersey and elements of Lime Street At Two.

The cast will be announced in coming weeks.