One of the Court’s most popular shows is back after nine years!
Dave Kirby’s Lost Soul was the Royal Court’s second ever production in 2007 and returned the next year after breaking box office records in that first run. Set in the Sunday night pubs and clubs of Liverpool, audiences were laughing out loud at characters and places that we all know so well.
After a nine year break, the show is as fresh and relevant as ever. The fight against middle age is still going on and the music is just as sharp as it was back in the day.
Andrew Schofield, Lindzi Germain and Lenny Wood return from the original production and they are joined by Jake Abraham, Catherine Rice, James Spofforth and Paislie Reid. Bob Eaton will direct and the set design is by Billy Meall.
Lost Soul is a tale of two Liverpool couples. Smigger and Donna have been married for longer than they can remember and, now that the kids have flown the nest, they have to spend their time talking to each other. Donna is keen to rekindle the flame but Smigger can’t find his matches.
Donna’s sister Pat married Smigger’s best mate Terry on the same day back in the seventies. Their story has been a bit different as Pat has decided to look elsewhere for her kicks – but who is going to tell Terry?
Smigger and Terry are part of Liverpool’s Sunday night crowd. 50 somethings who spend the last of their weekend in Smokie Mo’s and The Big House listening to the music of their youth. The show is set to a great Motown era soundtrack that will have your feet tapping while your sides are aching.
Kevin Fearon, Executive Producer of Liverpool’s Royal Court, said, “Over the years this has to be one of our most requested shows. It’s a great comedy about relationships that most people of a certain age in Liverpool can really identify with. The show was a big success first time round and this year’s production is selling just as well.”
Lost Soul runs from Friday 10th March to Saturday 8th April. Tickets and information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com or on 0151 7094321.