Theatre Preview: From The Heart Of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old Lady, Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

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From The Heart Of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old Lady

Due to the fantastic rave reviews for last year’s performance, From The Heart Of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old Lady is returning to the Epstein Theatre next month.

The play celebrates the extraordinary history of Goodison Park, which has been home to Everton Football Club for more than 125 years and comes to the Hanover Street venue from Thursday August 29 to Saturday August 31, including two matinees.

Produced by Blue Park Productions, in association with the Epstein Theatre, the play is written by Kenny O’Connell.

The story is centred around the Everton Lock-Up, or Prince Rupert’s Tower as it is known locally, which has stood at the peak of Everton Brow since 1787 and also sits proudly on the club’s crest.

Celebrating one hundred and twenty-five years at Goodison Park, Everton FC have organised an event outside the Lock-Up to promote the anticipated move to Bramley Moore Dock. Two Evertonians, Jim and Robbo, transpire to lock themselves in the tower after the crowds disperse with the aim of finding the lost ‘Prince Rupert’s’ gold.

While locked in they stumble across a secret tunnel and unwittingly release the ghosts of Everton and the City’s past including Dixie Dean, Molly Bushell, Prince Rupert and Bessie Braddock. Each ghost takes them on a historical journey, and they discover the true meaning behind being inside the heart of Everton’s badge.

The show’s writer Kenny O’Connell commented: “This play is not just for Evertonians but for all the family. It’s a story about an amazing football club and its history but also some life lessons for our main protagonists – Jamie and Robbo; it tells a great story that is certain to make you laugh and cry. This is the perfect gift any Evertonian could wish for.”

From The Heart Of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old Lady Tickets

From The Heart Of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old Lady runs at the Epstein Theatre from Thursday August 29 to Saturday August 31. To buy tickets, visit https://www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk/events/from-the-heart-of-evertons-badge-to-the-grand-old-lady/ or call 0844 888 4411.