Waters of Liverpool will flow again

Published: 6 February 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Sian Reeves and Chloe McDonald Credit: Anthony Robling

The stage production of Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool was cut short last March after just three venues of a 17-venue tour but now plans to continue this autumn.

Writer and co-producer Rob Fennah said, “we were determined not to let the pandemic get the better of us. It is not only returning to the stage in September, it is going to be bigger, bolder and more glorious.”

The cast features Sian Reeves, Mark Moraghan, Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon, Eric Potts, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

It opened on March 3 2020 at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton—just a few miles from the author’s birthplace in Hoylake.

After an enforced 18-month break, it will now continue to run from September, opening in Lytham, then Lancaster, St Helens, Warrington, Bolton, Stockport, Crewe, Southport and Wirral.

It’s set in the 1930s after Helen’s father went bankrupt during the Depression. Her family were forced to leave behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class existence and chose Liverpool to rebuild their lives.

Forrester’s volumes of autobiography include Twopence To Cross The Mersey, Liverpool Miss, By The Waters Of Liverpool and Lime Street At Two.