Royal Court's homegrown drama

Published: 21 July 2019
Reporter: David Upton


The summer big show at Liverpool’s Royal Court Studio takes audiences back to the '80s.

Masquerade is set in one of Liverpool’s most famous gay clubs and is a story about one man’s search for a place to be accepted.

The Court didn’t have to look far for this play as it was written by Laura Lees who works in the box office. Based on the experiences of her uncle, the script was developed through the theatre’s programme that promotes new writing, Stage Write.

Royal Court regulars Roy Brandon and Eithne Browne are joined by Julie Glover, Adam McCoy, Jamie Peacock and Daniel Waterhouse. The play is directed by Paul Goetzee and designed by Christine Hatton.