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Pulse records limited in association with bill elms presents

The UK premiere tour of

Helen Forrester’s
By the waters of Liverpool
Adapted by Rob Fennah / directed by Gareth Tudor price

“A big sweeping story of real emotion!”
The stage

A star-studded cast from stage and screen to be confirmed soon

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By The Waters Of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen 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 crashed 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 still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

“By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”
Rob Fennah – Playwright and friend of Helen Forrester.

Fully authorised by the Helen Forrester estate.

 


Opening Times

Evenings 7.30pm

Wednesday 2.00pm


Prices

£16.50 - £32.00


Location

Darlington Hippodrome Parkgate Darlington DL1 1RR

Address: Darlington Hippodrome


Public Transport Directions

TRAVEL BY TRAIN

Darlington Hippodrome is a five minute walk from Darlington's train station. Darlington is a frequent stop on the East Coast mainline route as well as on local routes.

TRAVEL BY BUS
The following services are available from the bus stops outside the theatre:

Service 2 - Branksome/Darlington Town Centre/Red Hall - Every 10 minutes, Monday to Saturday with a 30 minute evening service. A 30 minute Sunday service is also available. Last bus 23:29 (towards Cockerton) and 23:32 (towards Lingfield).

Service 3B - Darlington Town Centre/Hundens Lane/Fitzwilliam Drive - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. No evening service or Sunday service.

Service 12/12A - Hurworth/Darlington/Morton Park/Middleton St G/Trees Park Village - Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Sundays Darlington Town Centre to Morton Park every 60 minutes with no evening service. Last bus 19:31 (towards Durham Tees Valley Airport) and 19:22 going one stop to the town hall.

Service 13A/13B - Darlington Town Centre to Firthmoor - Every 5 minutes Monday to Saturday with 30 minute evening service. Sundays half hourly, 60 minute evening service. Last bus 23:53 toward Prebend Row.

Service 20 - Darlington Town Centre/Sadberge/Neasham - Operates three journeys on a Monday only.

A short walk into town (0.3 miles) presents an opportunity to access more bus services, with journeys to Stockton/Middlesbrough (X67, X66), Newton Aycliffe/Shildon/Bishop Auckland (5/5A), Spennymoor (8), Durham (7), Sunderland (x21), Barnard Castle (84/84A, X75/X76), Richmond (29) and (X26/X27) to Richmond and Catterick.

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