Theatre Preview: Lost Soul 2 – Smigger’s Wrecked Head, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

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A brand new sequel makes its debut at the Royal Court this summer, as Dave Kirby has written another great comedy: Lost Soul 2 – Smigger’s Wrecked Head!

The original Lost Soul began here 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.

Around 50,000 people came to see that smash hit comedy and it really struck a note with a generation who spent their youths in the soul music clubs of the 1970s and 1980s.

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. 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.

Smigger, Donna, Terry and Pat will take us from Scottie road to Pontins Prestatyn to Liverpool’s over-40’s Sunday night pub scene for endless laughter set to a 70s’ soul soundtrack that will have you dancing out of the Royal Court and strutting straight down to Smokie Mo’s.

Dave Kirby commented: “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 at the Royal Court Theatre from Friday June 7 to Saturday July 6. To buy tickets, visit https://liverpoolsroyalcourt.com/whats-on/lost-soul-2-smiggers-wrecked-head/ or call 0151 709 4321.