Fake Brick Up Tickets WarningDate: 6 July 2009
A member of staff from the theatre overheard customers in a Liverpool café being offered tickets for any night at the forthcoming show at “less than you’d pay at the box office”. He had finished his shift and had gone into a city centre café when he overheard the conversation.
Iain Christie, marketing manager for Royal Court Liverpool, said: “There are systems in place to prevent any members of staff accessing discounted tickets so we can only assume that the tickets are fakes. Anybody with forged tickets will not be allowed into the venue and their details will be passed to Merseyside police. We urge customers to only buy from the Royal Court box office. We do not have agencies selling tickets on our behalf so if they are not bought from us here, then they will not be legitimate tickets.”
Having sold a combined 100,000 tickets for its 2006, 2007 and 2008 runs the play has been seen by more people than any other Liverpool show in the last three years. Once this run has finished, the Royal Court has no plans for a fifth run so this could be the last chance to see it.
The musical play is about Dickie Lewis, Nick Walton, and Gerard “Gelegnite” Gardner, three men known as ‘The Kingsway Three’, who have had enough. Fed up with being looked down on and mocked by the self-proclaimed upper class from the Wirral peninsula, they decide to take the law into their own hands.
Kevin Fearon, chief executive of Royal Court Liverpool, said: “This play has been so important for the theatre - its first performances back in the summer of 2006 began the real renaissance of the Royal Court as a venue for theatre. Over 100,000 people have already seen it and one person we know has seen it 15 times! Brick Up is part of a programme of productions that is intended to bring audiences back to the theatre and, while we currently have no plans to bring Brick Up back after this run, we will continue to produce popular theatre to entertain a Liverpool audience.”
Although some shows are sold out, there are still tickets available for Brick Up throughout its entire run. Call 0870 787 1866 for details.
Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels runs from 10 July to 22 August 2009.
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