Another winner for the Royal Court?
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.
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The Miracle of Great Homer Street is at the Royal Court this month