There is a treat for fans of Everton FC (and ‘Speedo’ Mick!) when the play Grand Old Lady comes the Brindley Theatre Studio on Tuesday 17 May.
It is back by popular demand, due to rave reviews from local press and Everton fans.
The play celebrates more than 125 years of the Club’s life at Goodison Park.
Produced by Blue Park Productions, the play is written by Kenny O’Connell and is based around the Everton Lock-Up, or Prince Rupert’s Tower as it is known locally, which has stood at the peak of Everton Brow since 1787 and also sits proudly on the Club’s crest.
In the plot of the play, the Club has organised an event outside the ‘lock-up’ to promote the Club’s move to a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Two Evertonians, transpire to lock themselves in the tower due to a storm with the aim to find the lost gold of ‘Prince Rupert’.
While locked in they stumble across a secret tunnel and unwittingly release the ghosts of Everton and the City’s past including Dixie Dean, Molly Bushell, Prince Rupert and Bessie Braddock.
Each ghost takes them on a historical journey, and they discover the true meaning behind being inside the heart of Everton’s badge.
Charity worker ‘Speedo’ Mick stars in this performance.
David Prentice from the Liverpool Echo described the play as “Funny, poignant, moving.”
For tickets and information: www.thebrindley.org.uk or contact the box office on 0151 907 8360.