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Soap legends confirmed to star in The Netherley Hillbillies at Liverpool’s Royal Court

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Soap legends confirmed to star in The Netherley Hillbillies at Liverpool’s Royal Court

The Netherley Hillbillies is coming to Liverpool’s Royal Court from 24th May – 22nd June 2024.

Soap stars from Coronation Street and Brookside will join Royal Court favourites in the cast of The Netherley Hillbillies, which is opening in May at Liverpool’s Royal Court. 

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.

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 

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Vicky Entwistle

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. 

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.

Book your tickets to the Netherley Hillbillies HERE.

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