An­other win­ner for the Royal Court?

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LES DEN­NIS and Andrew Schofield are team­ing up in a new com­edy this sum­mer at Liver­pool’s Royal Court.

The Mir­a­cle Of Great Homer Street, by Gerry Linford, was a run­ner-up in last year’s Hope Play­writ­ing Prize, for which two of the judg­ing panel were Les Den­nis and Royal Court ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Kevin Fearon.

The com­edy is based in Liver­pool in 1978.

The World Cup is on and Father Aherne, who likes a bet, is on a win­ning streak.

It is as if he’s get­ting help from above.

But his luck doesn’t stretch to ac­com­mo­da­tion as he finds him­self with­out a roof over his head.

His prayers are quickly an­swered when Mar­ion, one of his par­ish­ioners, is de­lighted to of­fer him her spare room.

Terry, her non­be­liev­ing hus­band, is not so keen.

Over the sum­mer, the two men bond when the beau­ti­ful game seems to be go­ing in their favour but will they tri­umph when the final whis­tle blows?

Les Den­nis said “When I first read Mir­a­cle I knew in­stantly it would work bril­liantly with a Liver­pool au­di­ence. The char­ac­ters are so well writ­ten, the story is one that will im­me­di­ately ap­peal and the sense of pe­riod will strike a chord with Royal Court reg­u­lars.

“It’s themes of foot­ball, faith and scouse cul­ture in the 70s are at the core of this com­edy with a heart.”

The Mir­a­cle Of Great Homer Street runs from June 1- 30.

Tick­ets and more in­for­ma­tion from www. roy­al­courtliv­er­ or on 0151 709 4321

The Mir­a­cle of Great Homer Street is at the Royal Court this month

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