ACTRESS and comedienne Crissy Rock will head an all-star cast for the return of a homegrown musical about Cammell Laird.
Down Our Street, which was first performed at Birkenhead Town Hall in 2003, will be staged at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool in April.
The ensemble piece, written by Brian McCann, tells the story of the shipyard through the eyes of the people of Birkenhead.
There will be a new score for the 2013 production.
Crissy, who is best known for her role in TV comedy Benidorm as well as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here said she was delighted to be part of the production.
Joining her for the Royal Court run will be TV and stage actors – and Royal Court regulars – Suzanne Collins and Roy Brandon.
Comedian Micky Finn, Lynne Fitzgerald, Linzi Germain, Lesley Butler and Lenny Wood are also in the cast.
Writer and director, Brian McCann said: “It’s an exciting production to be part of.
“Crissy is one of the loveliest and funniest people I’ve met and she is guaranteed to bring a lot of fun and laughter to the production.
“I’ve worked with Suzanne and Micky on several occasions. They’re two great friends and great actors who both bring the stage alive as soon as they step onto it.
“Micky had the audience in tears every night last time he appeared in the show – mind you he usually had me in tears in rehearsals.”
The play celebrates the life and times of Cammell Laird, once the employer of thousands upon thousands of people from Wirral and beyond.
Brian added: “Mention Cammell Laird and everyone’s got a story to tell.
“Birkenhead was built around the shipyard and people from all over Merseyside, the country and the world came to work or were connected to the yard.
“It’s the fantastic cast we’ve put together, along with the play that guarantees a great night out.”
l Down Our Street will be performed at the Royal Court Theatre, Roe Street, Liverpool from April 12 to 27.
For tickets call the box office on 0870 787 1866 or buy online at www.royalcourtliverpool.com