Duty Bound By Teapot Tantrum To Be Staged At Black-E In Liverpool For Remembrance Day Weekend.
A new play focusing on the lives of a Liverpool family during the dark days of the Blitz will be staged at The Black-E, Liverpool this November.
Duty Bound penned by local writer and actor Jennifer Bea will run from 9th to 11th November. The play is produced by Teapot Tantrum who have previously enjoyed success with their productions Beside the Seaside and Jim Cartwright’s Two.
Liverpool was the most heavily bombed area of the country, outside London during World War Two. The 1941 May Blitz saw a sustained air attack on the city that lasted seven nights.
Duty Bound focuses on the lives of fictional Liverpudlian family The Browns during the 1941 May Blitz; following the trials and tribulations of the family with a good dose of Scouse humour and nostalgia. The play is a fitting tribute to the heroes of the war and the strength and resilience of the Liverpool families who lived through the May bombings.
The piece will be directed by Margaret Connell, Connell’s previous directing credits include Scouse: A Comedy of Terrors and Broken Biscuits.
Writer Jennifer Bea said; “As a native Scouser I was brought up on stories of the wartimes, I think it’s really important that these stories continue to be told and that we also honour the strength and courageousness of the families that survived such trying times. It’s important to remind young people and modern society how privileged we are and what it took to get us where we are today.
Tickets are on sale now and cost £12, book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Performances: 9th, 10th, 11th November at 7.30pm.
Address: The Black-E, Great George Street, Liverpool, L1 5EW.