Boss New Plays
  • UK Regional & Tours

Liverpool's Lantern Writers have been working steadily with the best of the city's acting talent in recent years, providing an opportunity for new theatre voices to be heard on the Merseyside stage.

This is the first time Boss New Plays has been staged at the Royal Court. Expect three very different nights of theatre, with a different programme at each performance. There will be drama, laughs and perhaps even a smidgen of tragedy. Whatever shows you see, the common thread they share is coming from the mind of an up and coming local playwright. We'd love to entertain you, can't wait to see you there.

Thursday 2 April

Jigsaw by Mark Davoren
Smeared by Donna Golding
Charity by Mari Lloyd
Debt Cemetery by Paul Daley

Friday 3 April

Town Hall Tantrums by Peter Edmondson
There's a Man on a Mountain by Jamie McLoughlin
Blue Bra Red Undies by Darren Anglesea
It's Not The Coughing That Carries You Off by Mark Murphy

Saturday 4 April

The Complete Package by Sue Fowkes
Sweet Sixteen by Irene Stuart
Friendship Never Ends by Steph Niciu
The Confessional by Joe Lewis
Echo Of Nothing by Oliver Back

Performance Information

Please note - the bar will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please arrive in good time.

Please contact Box Office on 0151 709 4321 if you require wheelchair access. There are two wheelchair spaces available for each show.

If you want to have dinner before the show, we recommend the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen next door to the theatre. Book a table on their website by clicking here.

There are no booking fees payable (hurrah!)

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