Rock n’ Roll panto writers open ‘rocked up comedy musical’ at the Bombed Out Church
2 years ago
Two of Liverpool’s finest writers bring their unique style to a new theatre show at the Bombed Out Church as Liverpool emerges from Lockdown
When Mark Chatterton and Sarah Nixon, (writers of the infamous Rock n Roll panto at the Liverpool Everyman), heard that their 2020 pantomine was postponed due to the Pandemic, rather than accepting their fate, they decided to react and adapt to the situation by writing a new show.
Hailed as a ‘Rocked Up Comedy Musical’, ‘The Show Must Go On’, will feature the Everyman’s pantomine regulars, Adam Keast, Steph Hockley and Danny Burns, and you can see it now at the Bombed Out Church, Liverpool.
Sarah Nixon said:
“During lockdown, we missed the sound of audiences laughing and we realised that when we could return, laughing together would be even more important. The sheer force of people in the industry backing us and supporting us to get this on has been phenomenal. We shared a common goal, give freelancers work and give an audience a great, fun night out.”
Sadly the Arts sector has taken one of the greatest hits due to Covid, and with little funding available, Sarah and Mark turned to their industry contacts for support.
From Coronation Street and Emmerdale to Last Tango in Halifax and Casualty, actors such as Wendi Peters, Siobhan Finneran, Tony Gardner, Sally Ann Mathews and Jane Hazelgrove have donated to get the show off of the ground.
Antony Audenshawe, (Bob Hope, Emmerdale), said:
“Having seen the work of Sarah and Mark over the years and never not laughed my socks off, this felt like a project to support. I’ve also been in a privileged position in the industry of working during the Pandemic so wanted to support and pass on some good fortune to theatre. We all need a laugh right now and ‘The Show Must Go On’ will give us a lot I’m sure.”
Tony Gardner, (Last Tango in Halifax, Death in Paradise), said:
“This is a great initiative to get shows back into theatres as soon as is feasible post-lockdown.
The Show Must Go On!
Monday 17th May 7pm
Saturday 22nd May 2:30pm Press Night 7:30pm Sunday 23rd May at 5:30pm
Friday 28th May 7:30pm
What’s On page.