Maggie May


A hard-hitting celebration of working class life in Liverpool's docks in the 1960s, Maggie May is the story of the doomed love affair between 'street walker' Maggie May Duffy and sailor Patrick Casey reluctant but proud to assume his father's mantle.
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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Finborough Theatre
Starts: Wednesday 27 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 April 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Winner of the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Score of the Year, the show includes one the most musically diverse scores of the 1960s, ranging from bitter sweet ballads, Mersey Beat rock'n'roll, and classic chorus numbers from Lionel Bart, the man that Andrew Lloyd Webber described as “the father of the modern British musical”.


Revived by the National Youth Theatre in an acclaimed West End production in 1992, this is the first professional London production since its premiere 55 years ago at the Adelphi Theatre, London, starring Rachel Roberts, Kenneth Haigh and Barry Humphries.


This production also commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the death of Lionel Bart.


Synopsis


"Oh the Liver Bird is a statue

On a building high by the pier.

Lord of Merseyside, staring at you,

To his beady eye, all is clear …"


The first professional London production since its 1964 premiere of the hit British musical Maggie May.


A hard-hitting celebration of working class life in Liverpool's docks in the 1960s, Maggie May is the story of the doomed love affair between 'street walker' Maggie May Duffy and sailor Patrick Casey, the son of a union-martyr, initially reluctant but finally proud to assume his father's mantle.


Around them is a gallery of strongly-drawn characters: Willie Morgan, the corrupt demagogic union leader, Juddah, the 'fixer' and traitor, and Old Dooley, obsessed with past union struggles, all caught up in an allegoric musical drama with a devastating tragic climax.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
118 Finborough Road
London SW10 9ED

Box office tel: 0844 847 1652

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 27 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Saturday - 3-00pm

Sunday - 3-00pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:

Prices until 7 April 2019

£20

except Tuesday Evenings £18 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £20 all seats.


Prices from 12 April 2019

£25

except Tuesday Evenings £20 all seats, and Friday and Saturday evenings £25 all seats.


Concessions:

Prices until 7 April 2019

£18


£10 tickets for Under 30's for performances from Tuesday to Sunday of the first week when booked online only.


£14 tickets for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Saturday, 30 March 2019 when booked online only.


Prices from 12 April 2019

£20


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Creatives


Author: Alun Owen
Composer: Lionel Bart
Lyricist: Lionel Bart
Director: Matthew Iliffe
Production: SDWC Productions Ltd in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre

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