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Jonathan Harvey

‘Rich and ambitious’ The Telegraph
‘a wonderfully ambitious, often surreal and unashamedly heart-on-sleeve romp...there are things in Hettie Macdonald's fluid, light-touch production that I'll remember always...’ The Guardian

A deeply moving, funny, uplifting and often magical story about love, honesty and being brave enough to sing out at the top of your voice. With style.

In 1960’s Liverpool Tom and Billy hide in the closet, then go their separate ways. As pits close and the dole queues grow, Mickey and Russell escape to find Heaven in 1980’s London. But today the paparazzi turn judge and jury over a love story that could tear this family apart. And then Ellie gets lost up a mountain with a vicar…

An English Touring Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, & Hampstead Theatre co-production.


Liverpool Playhouse

24 Apr - 15 May 2010

Hampstead Theatre, London

19 May - 12 Jun 2010

Cambridge Arts Theatre

15 - 19 Jun 2010

Malvern Theatres

22 - 26 Jun 2010

Theatre Royal Brighton

29 Jun - 3 Jul 2010


Creative Team


Jonathan Harvey


Hettie Macdonald


Liz Ascroft

Lighting Designer

Colin Grenfell

Sound Designer

Jason Barnes

Assistant Director

Dan Ayling

Costume Supervisor

Jacquie Davies

Casting Directors

Gemma Hancock CDG & Sam Stevenson CDG


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Ben Allen
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Older Russell

Sean Gallagher
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Younger Tom

Philip McGinley
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Melanie / Young Ellie

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Older Tom

Philip Voss
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Kevin Trainor
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Paula Wilcox
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Younger Russell

Ryan Sampson