Book Tickets

By The Waters Of Liverpool

Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October 2021 

By The Waters Of Liverpool

PULSE RECORDS LIMITED in association with BILL ELMS presents



Adapted by ROB FENNAH / Directed by GARETH TUDOR PRICE

Sian Reeves (Coronation Street), Mark Moraghan (Holby City), Parry Glasspool (Hollyoaks), Lucy Dixon (Waterloo Road) & Eric Potts (Coronation Street) join Lynn Francis, Danny O’Brien, Roy Carruthers and Chloe McDonald.

A big sweeping story of real emotion!

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 16 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 loses his fortune when the stock market crashes and the family are suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s choose Liverpool as the place to start over. But they are 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 20 and with Britain on the brink of war, Helen has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up 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.

Rescheduled from March 2020, then April 2021. Read more  

If you have tickets for the original date these remain valid.

Original Then Now
Wed 25 March 2020 - 7:30pm Sat 10 April 2021- 7:30pm Fri 1 October 2021 - 7:30pm
Thu 26 March 2020 - 2:00pm Sun 11 April 2021 - 2:00pm Sat 2 October 2021 - 2:30pm
Thu 26 March 2020 - 6:00pm Sun 11 April 2021 - 6:00pm Sat 2 October 2021 - 7:30pm

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Front Stalls: £32
Rear Stalls/Circle: £29
Gallery: £26
Concessions: £2 off
Groups: 1 in 10 go free


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Sian Reeves has kept Coronation Street viewers on the edge of their seats since rolling up as Charlie Wood, the deluded wife Tim Metcalfe didn’t know he had. But viewers will have to wait to see how it all pans out for Tim, Sally and Charlie as she takes a break from the cobbles of Weatherfield to star in the brand new stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester’s, By The Waters Of Liverpool which is coming to Crewe Lyceum Theatre.