A special production inspired by Everton’s history will be showing at a number of theatres in North West England throughout January 2022, making the gift of a ticket a perfect present this Christmas!
The Grand Old Lady will immerse the audience in the extraordinary history of Everton Football Club, its Goodison Park home and some of the city’s most famous football and non-footballing characters.
Written by Kenny O’Connell and directed by Carl Cockram, the play will also feature Michael ‘Speedo Mick’ Cullen.
The story begins to unfold when two Evertonians barricade themselves inside the famous Everton Lock-Up (the ‘tower’ that features on the Club’s crest), hoping to find the lost gold of ‘Prince Rupert’.
Inside the Tower, they stumble across a secret tunnel and unwittingly release the ghosts of Everton’s past… Dixie Dean, Molly Bushell, Prince Rupert, Maggie Magee and Bessie Braddock.
Each spirit will take them on a historical journey where they discover the true meaning of being an Evertonian and the rich history that lies inside the heart of Everton’s badge.
Following the success of previous shows in recent years, the play will be re-running at The Epstein Theatre, along with a number of new venues.
All adult tickets are priced below £20 across venues.
Capstone Theatre: Thursday 20 January
St Helen’s Theatre Royal: Friday 21 January
Gladstone Theatre: Saturday 22 January
The Brindley Studio: Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 January
The Atkinson: Thursday 27 January
Epstein Theatre: Friday 28 and Saturday 29 January
The song ‘The Grand Old Lady’ has also been released on iTunes and Spotify to help support the show. To download it, click here or visit ditto.fm/grand-old-lady