#Preview: Boys From the Blackstuff, Liverpool, Royal Court, 15.09.23 – 28.10.23


Gizza job. Go on, gizzit, go ‘head, giz it if you’ve got it, giz it, I can do it. Giz it then. Go ‘head, gizza job. 

Alan Bleasdale’s BOYS FROM THE BLACKSTUFF was an 80s phenomenon.  IIt is hard to believe that it is now 40 years after Bleasdale’s ground-breaking television series which was essential viewing.   Liverpool’s Royal Court and Stockroom Productions have got together to present an unmissable, powerful new adaptation by James Graham, writer of the hit BBC series Sherwood. This long awaited play is directed by Kate Wasserberg.

For those who need a reminder. Well.. it was 40 years ago:

This is 80s’ 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. 

All tickets must be booked via the box office 0151 7094321

  • Stalls tickets are available with a meal (served at your table before the show) for an extra £14. If you are eating at the theatre please arrive at least an hour before the performance. 
  • Tickets are available for the show alone in stalls, circle and balcony.  
  • You can also dine next door in the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen. Their pre-theatre offer is two courses for £18 and three for £22pp.  Book via their website.

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