Mersey drama set for 2020 tour

Published: 7 April 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Following its run at Liverpool Empire Theatre last autumn, By The Waters Of Liverpool is set to embark on a UK tour next spring.

It’s a period drama set in the 1930s. Helen Forrester is 16 and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go to work.

In celebration of what would have been Forrester's 100th birthday, the 11-week tour will open at Wirral's New Brighton Floral Pavilion from March 3–8, just a few miles from where she was born.

It will then move on to Stockport Plaza March 10–12, Warrington Parr Hall March 14–15, St Helens Theatre Royal March 17–21, Lancaster Grand March 23–24, Crewe Lyceum March 25–26 and Southport Theatre March 27–28.

It continues with dates at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre March 31 to April 4, Swansea Grand Theatre April 6–7, Darlington Hippodrome April 9–11, and Malvern Theatres April 14–15.

A second leg and full casting will be announced in coming weeks.