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By The Waters of Liverpool autumn tour dates cancelled over Covid uncertainty


A planned autumn tour of By The Waters of Liverpool has been cancelled because of ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

The production was premiered in spring last year just before the first lockdown brought a halt to its initial tour.

It was then rescheduled for early 2021 before being further postponed to this September when a 17-venue tour was due to open at Lytham St Anne’s. It was also set to visit St Helens Theatre Royal, Warrington’s Parr Hall and The Atkinson at Southport before returning to the Floral Pavilion where it first opened.

Now all autumn dates have been cancelled.

A statement today on the show’s Facebook page said: “We are very sorry to have to announce that, due to continuing uncertainty surrounding the government’s Covid 19 restrictions, this year’s By The Waters Of Liverpool UK tour has been forced to cancel.

“We deeply regret having to make this decision but, like so many other theatrical producers, our position has now been made untenable.

“Rescheduled dates will be announced soon.”

By The Waters of Liverpool is the latest adaptation of Twopence to Cross the Mersey author Helen Forrester’s autobiographical novels and follows the story of Helen - born June Bhatia in Hoylake in 1919 - as she grows into a young woman and finds love, and heartache, as the clouds of war gather over Liverpool.


Photo by Anthony Robling