Council Depot Blues
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Dave Kirby (Lost Soul, Brick up the Mersey Tunnels, Reds & Blues, Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas, Brick Up 2 the wrath of Ann Twacky) is back with his smash hit comedy Council Depot Blues!

It's Stan's last day on the job and look what he's leaving behind. Clearing houses after the dearly departed have buggered off beyond the grave leaving nothing behind but busted sofas, faded photos and worthless heirlooms. It's enough to give anyone the blues.

What he will miss are the lads who he works with in the Liverpool City Council Excrement Eradication Department. A bunch of social misfits without two airs and graces to rub together, they might wind each other up but they are a team. Stick together through thick and thin. They'd never desert each other or rip each other off. Not even if one of them found something really valuable&

Packed with gut laughs and set to a stone-cold blues soundtrack Royal Court Liverpool are pleased to welcome back Jake Abraham, Roy Brandon, Paul Broughton, Lindzi Germain, Howard Gray, Phil Hearne and Andrew Schofield in this uproarious comedy.

"A sure-fire hit" Liverpool Echo

"Has the audience cheering to the rafters" Independent

"Another success for the Royal Court" Guardian

"Kirby has written another winner" The Stage

Watch the trailer here.

Recommended age 16+ strong language throughout

Performance Information

Stalls tickets are available with a meal (served at your table before the show) for an extra 12. Click here to see our menu. If you are eating with us please arrive at least an hour before the performance.

Tickets are available for the show alone in stalls, circle and balcony.

Circle and balcony will open at 7.30pm. There are bars in both areas for pre-show and interval drinks.

If you are bringing a large group, every tenth ticket is free. This ticket will be automatically added to your basket on purchase. Meals, booking fees and building levy must still be paid on your free ticket.

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

BSL performance is on the 6 March. Audio Described performance is on 7 March. For more information and to book a ticket, please email [email protected]

1 from every ticket bought will be donated to The Royal Court Liverpool Trust. For more details go to

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