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Alan Bleasdale’s Boys From The Blackstuff

Boys From The Blackstuff
Where? Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road When? 13th June to 3rd August 2024 7.30 PM (Mon-Sat) 2.30 PM matinees (Wed & Sat) Running time? 2 hours 30 mins, with interval Price? From £25 Parking: Nearby car parks Buses: 24, 29, 176 Bus fares Trains: The closest station is Leicester Square Northern Piccadilly Other nearby stations: Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Embankment and Piccadilly Circus Train fares

It's been forty years since Alan Bleasdale's Boys From the Blackstuff first hit our screens, and now the ground-breaking TV show is making its West End debut following a critically acclaimed run at Liverpool's Royal Court.

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Life is tough in 1980's Liverpool. Chrissie, Loggo, George, Dixie and Yosser are used to hard work, but what are they supposed to do when they is no work? How can they provide for their families when they haven't got any money?

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Their life is all shellsuits, chicken and chips, and Echo & The Bunnymen. It's all about finding a job, avoiding the 'sniffers', and trying to have a laugh along the way.

Scene from Boys From The BlackstuffPhoto: nimaxtheatres.com

Alan Bleasdale's television series

Alan Bleasdale's gritty exploration of Liverpool's working class was a landmark show when it came out in the eighties, picking up a BAFTA for 'Best Serial Drama' and earning 7th place in the BFI's poll of the 20th-century's greatest TV programmes.

What the theatre critics say...

The Guardian: ★★★★ "Richly enjoyable, funny, incendiary and humane"; Financial Times: ★★★★ "A blistering adaptation of the landmark TV series"

Boys From The Blackstuff Cast & Creatives

Director: Kate Wasserberg; Written by: Alan Bleasdale, James Graham; Cast: Dominic Carter, George Caple, Helen Carter, Aron Julius, Nathan McMullen, Lauren O'Neil, Barry Sloane, Mark Womack, Jamie Peacock, Philip Whitchurch

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