A Barry White Christmas forecast for Liverpool from next week
Dave Kirby’s smash hit festive comedy returns to the Echo Arena on Monday
It’s less than a week away until the return of the hilarious smash-hit ‘Scouse Scrooge’ comedy Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas.
The show that stormed EchoTwo @ Liverpool’s Echo Arena for five nights last Christmas returns by popular demand, this time, for an extended three week run in the intimate surroundings of the Echo Arena’s sister venue, The Auditorium. Dave Kirby’s grown-up festive treat will run from Mon 15 Dec – Sat 3 Jan 2015.
It is the first penned Christmas show from renowned Liverpool playwright Dave Kirby, whose hilarious hit shows include: ‘Lost Soul’, ‘Council Depot Blues’, ‘Reds and Blues’ and ‘Brick up the Mersey Tunnels’. Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas played to pack houses and to critical acclaim on its premiere run, this time it plays at the Arena’s impressive state-of-the-art Auditorium. It will be the first Christmas show staged at the 1,300-seater venue, which Kirby has labeled, ‘An untapped, intimate gem of a theatre’.
Writer and Director Dave Kirby said in a break from rehearsals
“Rehearsals have been hilarious – we’ve done nothing but laugh. We’re all looking forward to the run and to seeing ‘drew getting all his hair shaved off”
The show will continue with its much-loved 2013 cast which starred Liverpool’s most prestigious home grown talent – Andrew Schofield (Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, Reds and Blues, Blood Brothers), who recently starred in the ITV1 drama Cilla.
Alan Stocks (Reds and Blues, Scouse Pacific, Little Scouse on the Prairie) and Paul Duckworth (Reds and Blues, Scouse Pacific, Slappers and Slapheads) both regular names at the new Everyman Theatre since its reopening, Lenny Wood (Lost Soul, Night Collar, Nightmare on Lime Street) and the hilarious Gillian Hardie and Keddy Sutton (Scottie Road the Musical), who have just been voted amongst the top ten best shows at Edinburgh Festival 2014.
Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas is a ‘Scouse Scrooge’ adult comedy. Original 1970s hits include Barry White’s Love’s Theme, Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe, and It May Be Winter Outside.
Thomas (Andrew Schofield) owns a small, dilapidated toilet roll factory in Liverpool. He despises everything – happiness, modern music, spending money – but most of all he hates Christmas. When his four drunken employees find out they’re about to be sacked they set out to discover a way to ensure their survival and soon uncover a few 1970s skeletons in Thomas’ dusty closet.
What is Thomas’ secret? What is he hiding? Why does he hate Christmas so much? Perhaps the legendary Walrus of Love himself, Barry White, holds the key.
Get yourself down to the wonderful and intimate Auditorium at the Echo Arena this Christmas and make this show your first, your last, your everything!
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Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas
The Auditorium @ Echo Arena Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP
Mon 15 Dec 2014 – Sat 3 Jan 2015
Evenings: 7:30pm, Midweek and Saturday Matinee: 2:00pm
Matinee tickets from £20.75 (incl booking fee)
Evening tickets from £25.00 (incl booking fee)
Plus an additional £2.25 handling fee per order applies.
Groups: Book 10 Tickets get 11th Free.
How to Book
Box Office: 0844 8000 400
Group Bookings: 0844 5617672
Online at www.echoarena.com
In person at TicketQuarter, Queen Sq, Liverpool, L1 1RG
Age Range 16+
Check out the following video interviews featuring the cast of Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas.