Our Studio is looking busy as ever. We’ve got so many shows on downstairs for you to come to. Check out the full line-up below.
Going Halves: 16 to 18 April
Elaine and Sandra have been best mate since they were kids. Inseparable bingo buddies, they’ve been going to the Starlight Bingo Hall for years. Split the cost of the tickets, buy each other’s drinks and always split the winnings. Always.
But what if one of them didn’t?
After the roaring success of their first production Home, The People’s Players return to the studio for another production. We imagine tickets will go faster than a bingo ball machine.
Book tickets here.
Not The Horse: 25 to 27 April
Not The Horse is an outrageous crime-comedy that follows Tony, a twenty-year-old scouser, who finds himself in a labyrinth of trouble. After losing an illegal horse racing bet with a notorious group of London gangsters, Tony and his friends find themselves looking for any possible plan to come up with £250,000 in four days. After a whirlwind of ideas, accidental robbery, accidental horse tranquilizers and a lot of…well…horse semen, Not the Horse spirals into a loud crashing finish that’ll leave audiences laughing out loud and questioning their own sanity.
Saddle up folks and book your tickets here.
Son of Liverpool – From Scottie Road to Town: 7 May
Gerry Potter asks, are we more this ever evolving city than we are our families? Does accent, industry, demolition, discos, church, school, dead ‘ard scally girls, chippies, indeed do those auld Dock Road pubs, have more than a hand in our upbringing?
In Gerry’s own words, be there or be a wool. Book your tickets here.
Murder Ballads: 16 & 17 May
Back by popular demand, the regulars of O’Malley’s Bar gather to drink, to sing, and to try to forget the curse that’s lying over their town. Based on the cult album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Can you handle this darkly comic tale? Book tickets here.
Stage Write: 21 May
Come and join us for an evening of script in hand readings from our new writing programme – Stage Write.
There will be a selection of 10 minute excerpts from some of the scripts that have been submitted over the last two months. This is the chance to get an early look at works in progress as a team of actors and creatives get them ready for the next stage.
Book tickets here.
A Night at the Iron Door Club: 23 May
In a unique one-off night, we will tell the story of the Iron Door Club. The story of the first club to bring rock and roll to Liverpool city centre. Using live music recreated by a new young rock and roll band, dancers, readings from Geoff Hogarth’s memoirs, documentary on-screen images and never seen before interviews with key figures from the time. The untold story of the birth of the Merseysound.
Relive those fond memories of gigs back in the day and book a ticket here.
Pete Price Holds Court: 24 May, 20 September, 23 October and 20 November
The man, the myth, the legend Pete Price. Join Pete in the swish Studio space for an evening of songs and laughter as Pete welcomes some of the Royal Court regular cast as well as well-known faces from the cabaret circuit. Enjoy talented singers and comedians while Pete works the room and chats to every table.
It’s closest thing to a Friday night at the Shakespeare. Book your tickets here.
Misunderstood?: 31 May to 8 June
Set in Liverpool amid business, debts and designer dresses. The story of three sisters and their partners who can’t communicate and risk losing it all. Women talk to women and men talk to men. Maybe if they talked to each other they wouldn’t be so misunderstood?
Following the success of Bouncers, Boisterous have combined with Positive Impact for their first show of 2019. Barbara Phillips’ play is full of original music, comedy, intrigue and deception…
Intrigued? Book tickets here to find out more.
The Comeback Special: 13 to 15 June
Welcome to The Comeback Special, a story that exists in a mythical, magical place called Fazakerley and tells the tale of a pair of scallies, a lot of weed, a ridiculous amount of swearing and the ghost of somebody who may (or may not) be ‘The King of Rock’n’Roll’.
Now if that doesn’t make you curious, we don’t know what will. Book tickets here.
Martini Lounge Variety & Burlesque Show: 27 June
Millie Dollar returns for another sizzling summer show, filling the stage with the best burlesque and variety entertainment the world has to offer. Millie’s shows are always a sell out so don’t delay in booking your tickets. Book them here.
Bouncing Back: 10 to 13 July
The Netball World Cup comes to Liverpool in 2019 – and it also hits the stage at The Royal Court! Relive those fond days of running around the sports hall. Bouncing Back is a play about women returners to the game of Netball.
Grab your girls, this one is for you. Book tickets here.
Hip Hip I’m Gay: 19 & 20 July
Artist Ashleigh Owens brings her comedy cabaret show to the Studio. It’s a powerful, funny, moving, heartfelt and is delivered by a cast of queer performers who have lived similar stories to the ones depicted.
Book your tickets here.
Masquerade: 24 July to 10 August
Mike loves Tony (but not like that). He’s his best mate. To be confident, outgoing and not afraid of showing people who you really are is a big deal in 1986 in Liverpool.
Laura Lees play tells the story of one man’s search for a place to be accepted set in one of the most famous gay clubs in Liverpool. Find out what happens between Tony and Mike by booking tickets here.
Terry Titter’s Summer Camp: 30 & 31 August
Following on from his sell-out Christmas debut at the Royal Court’s Studio last year Mr Titter has been invited back by popular demand to give you a rosy glow this August with a brand new Summer special smasher!!
His summer spectacular show will be a hit. Book your tickets here.
Laurence Clarke: An Irresponsible Father’s Guide To Parenting: 28 September
Comedian Laurence Clark starred in BBC1’s documentary ‘We Won’t Drop the Baby’, following his family’s journey as they welcomed their second child, with the show recently being uploaded to YouTube. The response it received worldwide was at times inspirational and uplifting – at others, derogatory and incredibly personal. Laurence’s show explores these reactions, and questions his role as a father with cerebral palsy – with the help of his two young sons, who undoubtedly steal the limelight with their charming and innocent view of their parents.
Book your tickets here.
Tickets to all of our shows can be booked on our website, in Box Office or over the phone on 0151 709 4321.
What are you waiting for? Get booking!