An extra performance of Boff Whalley’s Sex & Docks & Rock ‘n’ Roll will follow it’s run at Leeds’ City Varieties in January 2013. The show will take place at Crofts Social Club in Liverpool on Sunday 27 January at 7.30pm and is being presented in association with Unite, The Union. To book tickets please contact Crofts’ Box Office on 0151 207 7655
A musical comedy set to get families laughing their socks and string vests off, SEX & DOCKS & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL is set in Liverpool in 1960, and follows the trials and tribulations of striking dock worker Ronnie and his wife Jean. The show is directed by Red Ladder’s Liverpool-born artistic director Rod Dixon, who will also be playing the role of Ronnie in this production.
It’s 1960 and the Liverpool seafarers and dockworkers are on strike. Uncle Paddy, leader of the Seamen’s Reform Movement, is in jail, while cousin Ronnie, dad of the McDermott family, sits in his pants all day reading the Daily Worker and watching Z-Cars as his harried wife Jean tries to keep the household together (sneaking the occasional peak at a well-fingered copy Lady Chatterley’s Lover). Meanwhile, teenage son Jack’s band have the biggest gig of their lives on Saturday night but have one major problem: they can’t find a drummer. Could bobble-hatted cousin Barry be just what the band are looking for? And will that be their only problem? Throw in an untimely visit from a police officer and a riot and the band’s hopes of success, as well as the dockworkers’ hopes of a fair deal, are thrown into question. A family comedy about love, music and the power of a good cup of tea, featuring live music and a lotta, lotta scouse singing, shouting and striking.