DREAMING OF A BARRY WHITE CHRISTMAS Set for The Auditorium, 15 Dec - 3 Jan
The show that stormed EchoTwo @ Liverpool's Echo Arena for five nights last Christmas is back by popular demand for a three week run at the Echo Arena's sister venue The Auditorium. Dave Kirby's grown-up festive treat and the only Christmas-themed show in town Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas, will run from Mon 15 Dec - Sat 3 Jan 2015 and tickets are on public sale on Fri 2nd May!
It is the first penned Christmas show from renowned Liverpool playwright Dave Kirby, whose hilarious hit shows include: 'Lost Soul', 'Council Depot Blues', 'Reds and Blues' and 'Brick up the Mersey Tunnels'. Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas played to pack houses and to critical acclaim on its premiere run and this time it plays at the Arena's impressive state-of-the-art Auditorium. It will be the first Christmas show staged at the 1,300-seater venue, which Kirby has labeled, 'An untapped gem'.
Writer Dave Kirby, who also produced and directed the show said: "I wanted to stage the play in the Auditorium last Christmas but it was already booked - so this is fantastic news! It's a wonderful and warm intimate space, which is the perfect way to watch theatre. The show went ballistic last year, especially the last couple of days but with only a five day window it couldn't extend. This year we've got three weeks in a brilliant new venue, which is really exciting. I can't wait to tell Drew (Schofield) that his head will be getting shaved down to the wood again".
Ian Congdon, Arena Sales Manager said "We can't wait to welcome back this fantastic show for 17 performances of hilarious comedy. It's hard to fault the quality of the writing the comic timing and the first rate performance from such a tight knit cast which will have you on the edge, dancing in and sometimes pinned to your seat. What better way to round of your year than with this festive treat in our fabulous Auditorium venue!"
The show will continue with its successful 2013 cast which starred Liverpool's most prestigious home grown talent - Andrew Schofield (Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels, Lost Soul, Reds and Blues, Blood Brothers), Alan Stocks (Reds and Blues, Scouse Pacific, Little Scouse on the Prairie), Paul Duckworth (Reds and Blues, Scouse Pacific, Slappers and Slapheads) Lenny Wood (Lost Soul, Night Collar, Nightmare on Lime Street) and the hilarious Gillian Hardie and Keddy Sutton (Scottie Road the Musical).
Dreaming of a Barry White Christmas is a 'Scouse Scrooge' themed comedy with original classic hits from soul legend Barry White including 'Love's Theme', 'Can't Get enough of your Love Babe' and 'It May Be Winter Outside' plus other huge 70's numbers.
Thomas Minge (Andrew Schofield) owns a small, dilapidated warehouse in Liverpool. He despises everything - happiness, laughter, modern music, spending money - but most of all he hates Christmas. Meanwhile, his four drunken, dysfunctional employees can't wait to start the festive season! When they find out they're about to be sacked by their miserable employer they set out to discover a way to ensure their survival. They soon uncover a few 1970's skeletons in Thomas's dirty closet, including old platform shoes, a load of Viagra and the mysterious Hairy Mary! The arrival of a weird deranged tramp ensures some crazy festive hilarity!
What is Thomas Minge's secret? What is he hiding? Why does he hate Christmas so much? Why does he regularly swill carol singers? Will the workers escape the sack? Perhaps the legendary Walrus of Love himself, Barry White, holds the key.