Liverpool’s Royal Court is launching a new musical this week.
Maggie May (as in the ‘poor old’ Maggie who ‘cruised down’ Lime Street, not the girl from the Rod Stewart song) has been written by Royal Court regular director Bob Eaton who is also helming this premiere production of the show.
An Irish girl with her heart set on New York is waylaid in Liverpool when she loses her bag and all her worldly goods.
To earn a crust, she goes into domestic service and, seduced by her employer, discovers that when a girl falls for the wrong man she stands to lose more than just her possessions.
Maggie is trapped in a world where a young woman has the odds stacked against her and she has to grow up fast. No longer an innocent girl, she enters the world's oldest profession to regain control of her own destiny. Will she ever make it to the city of her dreams?
The musical stars Christina Tedders as Maggie alongside EastEnders’ Cheryl Fergison (pictured above in rehearsals), Michael Fletcher, Tom Connor, Matt Ganley, Sam Haywood, David Heywood, Barbara Hockaday, Paislie Reid and Katia Sartini.
The music and lyrics are by Bob Eaton and Sayan Kent.
Royal Court executive producer Kevin Fearon sai: “Bob has been working on this show for a long time and I wanted to get it on stage here as soon as he told me about it.
“Both he and Sayan have a great ear for a song and a real way with words so I know that the lyrics and music will be excellent.”
Maggie May is at the Royal Court from October 12 to November 10. Tickets from the website HERE