One of Liverpool’s best-loved playwrights, Willy Russell, is to stage a remixed version of his acclaimed play Stags and Hens.
Russell, whose works include some of the UK’s biggest theatrical hits such as Blood Brothers and Educating Rita, is recreating the play at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2008.
Renamed Stags and Hens – The Remix, the classic comedy follows the story of the betrothed Linda and Dave as they head out on the town with their friends to celebrate their stag and hen nights.
Set to a soundtrack of disco classics, the drama unfolds as ex boyfriends appear, superstition rears its head, the drink flows and territory is marked.
Stags and Hens, which was first staged in 1978, has been rewritten for a modern audience to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its first staging.
Willy Russell said: “A Liverpool production matters so much to me because Liverpool is where I live, where I come from and often where the work itself is born and set.”
The Royal Court theatre is continuing with its aim of staging great Liverpool theatre for Liverpool people.
The strong Liverpool cast includes Suzanne Collins, Rachel Rae, James Spofforth and Kevin Harvey who appeared in the 1990 film adaptation, Dancin’ Thru the Dark, as a child.
It is directed by Bob Eaton who will be assisted by renowned actress Eithne Browne, who is making her first foray into directing.
Stags and Hens- The Remix is on from 1 February to 1 March.
Tickets are from £10 and are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com, 0870 787 1866 or the Royal Court box office.