A BRAND new sequel makes its debut at The Court this summer with Dave Kirby’s comedy: Lost Soul 2 – Smigger’s Wrecked Head.
The original Lost Soul began at the Royal Court in 2007, looking at the lives of Smigger, Pat, Donna and Terry as they dealt with modern life passing them by while they yearned for the good old days.
50,000 people came to see Lost Soul the first time around and the Royal Court will no doubt be hoping that the generation who spent their youths in the soul music clubs of the 1970s and 80s are up to reliving it all over again.
The original cast are back for the show, which begins a few months after the original Lost Soul finishes. Jake Abraham, Lindzi Germain, Catherine Rice, Andrew Schofield and Lenny Wood all return to their roles while Gemma Brodrick (Yellow Breck Road) and Bobby Schofield (The Miracle Of Great Homer Street) are added to the cast. Bob Eaton will direct again and the set design is by Jocelyn Meall.
Smigger’s having a mid-life crisis. All he wants to do is roll back the years and dance to 70s’ soul music with Donna, Terry and Pat. But since the grandkid came along, Donna hasn’t been interested in their usual Sunday nights in town (or much else).
Their daughter hasn’t helped, lumbering them with the baby most weekends while she’s out with the dad. Well, maybe the dad (it’s a one in four chance). Smigger’s had enough, his head’s wrecked and he’s not having it any more.
Dave Kirby said: “Twelve years ago, Lost Soul opened at the Royal Court. Two more runs and over 50,000 jubilant people later I finally got round to writing a sequel after being asked about 50,000 times! The mid-life crisis theme continues with real characters, real humour and a real buzz about the script, all woven together by the original cast and great 70’s soundtrack. Look forward to seeing another 50,000 jubilant people.”
Lost Soul 2 – Smigger’s Wrecked Head runs from Friday 7 June to Saturday 6 July 2019. Tickets and information are available from www.royalcourtliverpool.com or on 0151 709 4321