Helen Forrester's By The Waters of Liverpool at Lancaster Grand

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling book, By the Waters of Liverpool is a stunning period drama set in the 1930s which comes to Lancaster Grand on September 13 and 14.

By Michelle Blade
Friday, 8th January 2021, 12:30 pm

The story opens in 1935. Helen is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work.

During the Great Depression, Helen’s father lost his fortune when the stock market crashed and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty.

Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester’s chose Liverpool as the place to start over.

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By The Waters of Liverpool at Lancaster Grand in September.

They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape.

By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has still never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

Rob Fennah playwright and friend of Helen Forrester said: “By The Waters Of Liverpool also features flashbacks to Helen’s earlier books Liverpool Miss and Twopence To Cross The Mersey. I’ve even weaved in a storyline from Helen’s fourth autobiography, Lime Street At Two. That way those unfamiliar with Helen’s work still get a complete picture of her life”.

Tickets are priced at £25/£22 concessions, front three rows stalls £28.

Call the box office tel: 01524 64695.