THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF HELEN FORRESTER'S - TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY - A BRAND NEW STAGE PRODUCTION NOT TO BE MISSED!
ADAPTED BY ROB FENNAH - DIRECTED BY GARETH TUDOR PRICE STAR STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression.
In 1931 Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler Southwest of England. With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, the family of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives. It came as a terrible shock to find the thriving, wealthy port Helen's father remembered as a boy, the place his own father made his fortune, had long since gone.
While 12-year-old Helen's inept parents searched unsuccessfully to find work, she was taken out of school to look after her six younger siblings and the full burden of keeping house fell on Helen's young shoulders. Having never had to manage a family budget in their previous life, the Forrester's found themselves relying on meagre handouts from the local parish, charity organisations and the kindness of strangers. But, at the age of 14, Helen had finally had enough of her miserable existence, and so began a bitter fight with her mother and father to attend evening school in an effort to educate herself and make her own way in the world. But Helen's parents had no intention of releasing their unpaid slave. They had other plans for their selfish daughter.
What the media said about previous Twopence To Cross The Mersey productions: "Absolutely Amazing" - BBC Radio 4 "The Theatrical Equivalent Of A Page Turner" - The Stage "Emotional & Powerful" - British Theatre Guide "A Brilliant Production - A Real Hit" - Cheshire Today "Totally Compelling" - Liverpool Echo
Join our much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend when he heads off for swashbuckling adventures to prove that good will always win over bad in the Plaza’s popular annual festive Panto treat!
Starring the magnificent BRIAN CAPRON who makes a welcome return to The Plaza as the 'oh so evil' King Rat alongside the ever popular BRADLEY THOMPSON who is a firm family favourite here at The Plaza this promises to be the most sensational Pantomime in the North West this Festive season....Oh yes it does!
BSL Interpreted Performances: Thursday 9th December 2021 at 10.30am and 2.00pm then also on Saturday 11th December at 7.30pm - BSL Interpreter: Andy Higgins
‘The year is 1544 and King Henry, the Eighth of that name, is engaged upon Royal Progress about his Realm; and has halted here to afford his Loyal Subjects the opportunity to have 'audience' with their Sovereign Lord and King.
The King, recently married to his new, and sixth, wife, Queen Catherine Parr, is in poor health; his leg continues to cause him considerable pain and he is often in a poor humour!
In the course of the 'audience', His Majesty will recount the events of his long reign; telling of his wives and his children, and His Majesty will invite his Loyal Subjects to Petition him or question him on ANY related subject : there may be some surprising answers - a lively Q&A is assured!’
TJ Higgs is well known for her passion In bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love and caring. Her massive TV and Stage appearances include ‘The Three Mediums’, Colin Fry Live, and the Psychic Private Eyes series, as well as her star power in live events. TJ is dedicated to teaching others to open to their innate gifts and abilities and says, “We each of us have the ability to be more present with spirit”.
Her passion is bringing peace of mind and resolution to those grieving for their departed and allowing those in spirit to demonstrate their continued love and caring.
Those attending theatre events come away with a new perspective and often exclaim what presence, light, and love surrounded them during their time with TJ.
The most famous Gothic horror story of all time. Few stories capture the imagination more powerfully than ‘Dracula’. But when James Gaddas (‘Bad Girls’, ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Medics’ etc) comes across Bram Stoker’s original handwritten copy while working on a satellite channel TV show, what he reads chills him to the bone. From strange encounters in the Count’s castle in Transylvania, to his ghostly arrival on a ship of death off the coast of Whitby, through midnight seductions and a heroic pursuit across Europe, racing against the setting of the sun – all have served to thrill and excite readers in equal measure. Gaddas brings the original version to life – before sharing his discovery in this electrifying stage show. One actor, fifteen characters – One monumental decision - Are some things – better left buried?
Crack open a Golden Egg this Easter when the sensational team who produce our Christmas Pantomime create Easter magic here at The Plaza with the firm family favourite MOTHER GOOSE!
Starring the egg-cellent PHILIP GREEN from 'Britain's Got Talent' alongside firm family favourites at The Plaza RICHARD CHANDLER and DAVID VICKERS plus full supporting cast this magnificent production will ensure that all ages have a Crackin' Easter with a show featuring glittering costumes, hilarious characters and a loveable Goose that we will all fall in love with.....Ohhhhhh yes we will!
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