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Wild West on Merseyside

Published: 2 February 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Make It Write theatre producer Sharon Colpman, director Meg McFarlane and writer Helen Jones treat Liverpool audiences to a Western drama, The Barn Swallows, premièring at The Hope Street Theatre from March 6 to 9.

There is an empty coffin waiting to be filled and a body snatcher on the loose. A stranger in town, a bounty hunter, a widow and a dysfunctional sheriff discover their fates are intertwined as they seek to escape their past lives and a lawless town.

Writer Helen was researcher and script editor of the musical play Twopence to Cross the Mersey, which had several runs at the Liverpool Empire; she also co-wrote the book Julia’s Banjo with Rob Fennah.