Helen Forrester’s By The Waters Of Liverpool UK tour will resume from September 2021.
By The Water Of Liverpool, UK Tour was cut short last March after playing just 3 venues on a 17 venue tour, but producers have announced the tour is to recommence in Autumn 2021.
Writer and co-producer Rob Fennah said: “When we launched By The Waters Of Liverpool last year the response was so overwhelming we were determined not to let the pandemic get the better of us. We have a mantra when things get tough, ‘don’t give up – don’t give in!’
“By The Waters is not only returning to the stage in September, it is going to be bigger, bolder and more glorious than ever.”
Co-producer Bill Elms added: “With the vaccine roll-out going so well, we can now see the light at the end of a dark tunnel for the theatre industry and we just hope people will feel safe enough to come back in their droves; embracing theatre and live performance more than ever before.”
By The Waters Of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work.
During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape.
By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.
The By The Waters Of Liverpool Tour follows a highly acclaimed run at the Liverpool Empire in 2018. The production follows the smash-hit success of Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey and is being brought to audiences by the team behind both the musical and stage play versions of the award-winning true story.
Millions of people know Helen Forrester’s life story told through her best-selling volumes of autobiography, Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss and By The Waters Of Liverpool.
The stellar cast features star names from stage and screen, including Sian Reeves and Mark Moraghan.
Sian has recently been seen in living rooms across the country appearing in Coronation Street – the world’s longest-running TV soap opera. And she will be returning to the cobbles in late January as part of a key storyline.
The touring cast also features Parry Glasspool, Lucy Dixon, Eric Potts, Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers, and Chloe McDonald.
Writer and friend of Helen Forrester, Rob Fennah has written both the stage play versions of Twopence To Cross The Mersey and By The Waters Of Liverpool. The new touring production is again produced by Pulse Records Limited in association with Bill Elms, and is directed by Gareth Tudor Price.
BY THE WATERS OF LIVERPOOL UK TOUR 2021
Tour details updated 20 February 2021
9 – 11 September 2021
Lowther Pavilion – Lytham
13 – 14 September 2021
Lancaster Grand Theatre
15 – 16 September 2021
20 – 22 September 2021
St Helens Theatre Royal
23 – 24 September 2021
Warrington Parr Hall
27 – 28 September 2021
Bolton Albert Halls
29 -30 September 2021
1 – 2 October 2021
11 – 12 October 2021
Victoria Theatre Halifax
13 – 14 October 2021
The Albany Theatre Coventry
15 – 16 October 2021
Theatre Royal Winchester
18 – 21 October 2021
Pavilion Theatre Rhyl
25 – 26 October 2021
Beck Theatre Hayes
1 – 3 November 2021
Pomegranate Theatre Chesterfield
5 – 7 November 2021
9 – 12 November 2021
The Atkinson Southport
13 – 14 November 2021
Floral Pavilion Wirral