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First look at The Netherley Hillbillies which takes to stage at the Royal Court Theatre this Friday

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First look at The Netherley Hillbillies which takes to stage at the Royal Court Theatre this Friday

Soap stars Vicky Entwistle and Sarah White will take to the stage of Liverpool’s Royal Court for the first time this week as The Netherley Hillbillies opens this week. 

Vicky Entwistle, best known for playing Janice Battersby in Coronation Street, and Sarah White, who starred as Bev Dixon in Brookside, join the confirmed cast which also includes Reiss Barber, Paul Duckworth, Charlie De ‘Ath, Lynn Francis and Jasmine Herrington.

Written by Barbara Phillips and Directed by Deborah Yhip, The Netherley Hillbillies tells the story of Jed, Lisa, Elly May and mother-in-law Renie who aren’t used to being rich. They were always rich in spirit and all that but now they’re proper rich. Like, big house in Formby rich.

The show opens on Friday 24 May until 22 June. 

The Netherley Hillbillies Rehersals Credit: Clara Mbirimi
The Netherley Hillbillies Rehersals Credit: Clara Mbirimi

Come listen to a story ’bout a man name Jed, found it really hard to keep a roof over his head. Then one day he escaped from being poor, when the lottery machine, spat out six of his balls.

Jed has got the rags to riches gang together and loaded up the van, it’s time to get out of Netherley and into something more befitting of a family with serious wedge. It’s goodbye to a brick outhouse and hello to a beautifully appointed gatehouse. The only problem is that the riches to rags neighbours aren’t so keen… 

Barbara Phillips has struck oil with a brilliant new comedy about what happens when life-changing money lands in your lap. The grass might be greener but the gardener is terribly expensive. 

The Netherley Hillbillies
The Netherley Hillbillies Rehersals Credit: Clara Mbirimi

This is a show that will have you laughing from skinted to minted so strap your rocking chair to the roof of the car and get down to The Court! 

Confirmed cast: Reiss Barber, Paul Duckworth, Charlie De ‘Ath, Vicky Entwistle, Lynn Francis, Jasmine Herrington and Sarah White

Written by Barbara Phillips, Directed by Deborah Yhip, Designed by Alfie Heywood, Lighting Design Doug Kuhrt, Sound Design Kate Harvey, AV Design Jamie Jenkin

Find more information about The Netherley Hillbillies and book tickets on the Royal Court Theatre website.

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