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Royal Court return for Boisterous theatre company

Boisterous Theatre Company returns to the Liverpool Royal Court stage this week with a revival of Barbara Phillips’ play Misunderstood?

Leila and Nathan are living by their principles and on the breadline. Ritchie's the big man with the money but Patsy wants more. Kelly’s after the high life and Peter's left counting the cost.

Set in Liverpool amid business, debts and designer dresses, Misunderstood? is the story of three sisters and their partners who can't communicate and risk losing it all.

The production with original music, playing at the Royal Court Studio from May 31 to June 8, follows two successful runs for Boisterous’s inaugural show – an ‘urban remix’ version of John Godber’s Bouncers – last summer.

Misunderstood? is a collaboration with Positive Impact and is produced and directed by Miriam Mussa with support from movement director Zain Salim who is also one of the seven-strong cast. Salim also appeared in Bouncers last season.

Bouncers in 2018. Photo: Activate Digital

Mussa said: “Misunderstood? was first shown at the Everyman in 2005. It has been great to work with Barbara again and showcase a streamlined version specifically for the studio space. She has written something funny, thoughtful and with some great original music.”

Boisterous was formed last year by Mussa and writer Maurice Bessman to support and nurture existing and new BAME creative talent in the city, and encourage a new and diverse audience at the Royal Court.

Tickets for Misunderstood? are £10 from the website HERE

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