Liver Birds Flying Home: The Reviews

The Liver Birds have made their nest on our stage for the past three weeks.  Read the reviews below:

Liverpool Echo

“This has to be one of the most surprising shows on the Royal Court programme in some time. Subtle, engaging and moving in all the right places, the sitcom source material is neither here nor there once the story sucks you in. You’ll be rooting for every single soul on that stage.”

Read the full review here.

Chris High Reviews

“With both actors perfecting the accents and creating a true Liverpudlian 70’s feel, the audience is bound to feel nostalgic as old viewers of the famous TV show.”

Read the full review here.

Cellophaneland

There is something for all ages here; those who remember the TV series and have great nostalgia for it, and newer audiences who may not have any prior knowledge of the show. Times and styles may have changed but the dreams remain the same.

Read the full review here.

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Lucinda Lawrence (young Beryl) and Nicola Munns (young Sandra)

The Telegraph

“Alongside some Scouse sentimentality, the writers inject a large dollop of Liverpool’s wonderfully sardonic wit.”

The Independent

“It provides a good night out with a positive message about friendships enduring but it has the potential to be more.”

The Times

“It’s amiably nostalgic, a sentimental, rose-tinted love letter to Liverpool and to the past.”

The Stage

“The story unfolds on Mark Walters’ sweeping two-storey set, which, with its Mersey waterfront backdrop, cleverly echoes the show’s idea of life’s sliding doors. The original songs by Barb Jungr and Level 42’s Mike Lindup are melodic and thoughtful.”

Writebase

“This modern-day update may just be the throwback to your youth that you need. Liver Birds Flying Home brings back the favourite main characters: the best friends, Beryl and Sandra, with a few other faces new and old.”

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Beryl (Lesley Molony) and Sandra (Joanna Monro)

Liverpool Underlined

“This new musical is well in keeping with The Royal Court’s stock-in-trade. Laugh, love and Liverpool are the identifiable ingredients, but there’s a bittersweet quality to this sequel that, appropriately, feels rather more grown up than the TV series.”

Arts City Liverpool

“An ambitious time-crossing tale featuring those feisty flatmates Beryl and Sandra who charmed millions of TV viewers in the early 70s with their Liverpudlian wit and youthful joie de vivre.”

Watch the full trailer below:

Liver Birds Flying Home was on stage until 12 May 2018.

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