WIN! Tickets to Boys from the Blackstuff at Garrick Theatre

WIN! Tickets to Boys from the Blackstuff at Garrick Theatre

Image: Nathan McMullen and Lauren O’Neil (c) Andrew AB Photography

1980s Liverpool. Chrissie, Loggo, George, Dixie and Yosser are used to hard work and providing for their families. But there is no work and there is no money. What are they supposed to do? Work harder, work longer, buy cheaper, spend less? They just need a chance. Life is tough but the lads can play the game. Find the jobs, avoid the ‘sniffers’ and see if you can have a laugh along the way.

James Graham’s powerful new adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s seminal TV drama, Boys from the Blackstuff, is coming to the Garrick Theatre for a limited eight-week season from 13th June to 3rd August 2024.

The Liverpool’s Royal Court and National Theatre production is directed by Kate Wasserberg and presented in the West End by Bill Kenwright Limited.

Graham said of adapting Bleasdale’s drama, “To work with Alan Bleasdale in the room has been the biggest treat of my life. He’s one of the reasons I became a writer. I think Boys from the Blackstuff is more resonant today than it’s ever been before. We’re living through a time right now, with the cost of living crisis, where those fears and that anger towards the lack of hope, the lack of a plan to get us out of this crisis, makes an audience respond and react. And because of how iconic these characters are, and because of all those famous lines that a lot of people still remember, it feels really alive in the theatre. It’s actually really funny: Alan Bleasdale is an hilarious writer and Liverpool has this dark sense of humour that cuts through all the tragedy and all the bleakness.”

One lucky reader will win a pair of tickets to see Boys from the Blackstuff at the Garrick Theatre on any Monday – Thursday performance (subject to availability) between 13th June and 3rd August.

Competition closes 9th June 2024.

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