New ‘dead funny’ comedy at the Epstein

BRAND new musical comedy play Seriously Dead is coming to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre on Friday 23rd June. The show features an all-star cast including Liverpool’s very own Benidorm star Crissy Rock as the bereaved but hard-hearted Betty. Best known for playing manageress Janey York in ITV’s Benidorm and for her appearance in the 2011 series of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, she returns to her hometown stage for one night only with Seriously Dead, the play she co-wrote with Leah Bell. Leah Bell plays the disgruntled little angel Thelma Henderson who arrives at The Pearly Gates only to be told that she cannot get in. Everyone has a number for entry and she has arrived ahead of schedule so her number is not up… Well not yet anyway. She is also informed that as the entry system has now gone digital, there would be no way to simply “Let her in without the correct paperwork.” She must go and wait at the nearest pick-up point – the scrap yard gates near the café of her childhood sweetheart and unrequited love, Billy Blenkinsopp. Billy is played by British Comedy Award Winner Billy Pearce. Completing the cast, Frazer Hines will try and charm his way out of getting caught as scurrilous bank robber Albert Blunderstone and Paul Dunn plays the flamboyant undertaker Tristan de Winter. Finally, Andrew Dawson also pops up throughout the play in various guises, including the deceased Edna Blunderstone complaining about her own funeral arrangements and assisting with the movement of her own coffin. Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said: “We are delighted to welcome Crissy Rock to The Epstein Theatre and even more pleased that she has bought an entire play with her! Seriously Dead promises to be one of the city’s highlights of the month, so don’t miss out… Book today!” Written by Leah Bell and Crissy Rock with original music by Mike Redway. Seriously Dead Date: Friday 23rd June Time: 7:30pm Tickets: £20 To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday. *Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy