Carla Lane’s Liver Birds will take flight in their home city for one night only this month in the world premiere of a new musical based on the hit TV series.
The culmination of the show’s first workshop, the exclusive concert presentation of The Liver Birds Flying Home, will play Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre on 30 May.
With lyrics by singer/songwriter Barb Jungr and music by Level 42’s Mike Lindup, the musical features a book by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Linda McDermott and Jungr. A West End cast will feature in the show which will be directed by Sarah Tipple whose credits include the stage version of Dirty Dancing.
Presented by Olivier Award-winning producer James Seabright and leading Liverpool-based promoter George Seaton, the writers’ musical version of one of TV’s most popular sitcoms was given the blessing of much-loved screenwriter Lane before her death last year.
Set in present day Liverpool, Liver Birds Flying Home will take Sandra and Beryl back to the flat they shared in the 1970s for the first time since Sandra abruptly left with no forwarding address.
Following the concert performance, the creative team will invite audience members to share their opinions of the show to help in the next stage of the development process of the musical which will involve the world premiere of a fully-staged version in the city.