Wartime whodunit comes to Liverpool Royal Court


Liverpool’s Royal Court is at the heart of a wartime whodunit this autumn when it premieres its new show The Scousetrap.

The production, co-written by Kevin Fearon and its director Cal McCrystal, opens on September 23.

It's Liverpool 1940.

The Germans have turned their focus on the biggest port in country and surely it is only a matter of time before their bombs land on the Royal Navy’s Command Centre?

The only thing that has kept Liverpool safe until now is that Adolf Hitler used to live in the city and is still scared of his old landlady. And they haven’t found the Command Centre…yet.

Lord Street, philandering and eccentric First Lord of the Admiralty, needs to maintain the war effort by rooting out any German spies, but he can’t do it on his own.

The question is – who can help? The answer is to call in the city’s greatest private detective, Miss Inga Marble.

Eithne Browne stars as Miss Marble while the cast also includes Helen Carter, Liam Tobin, Zain Salim and Keddy Sutton along with Royal Court newcomers David Benson, Gabriel Fleury and Jack Lane.

Fearon, who is also the Royal Court’s executive producer, says: “I’m so excited for the audience to see this new show. Cal McCrystal has directed some of our biggest hits including the Royal and The Scouse Nativity, so it’s great to be working with him again.

“We have a brilliant cast lined up so I am sure our regulars will have a great night, as well as some new customers who love a good murder mystery. This show has got a bit of everything.”

The Scousetrap is at Liverpool’s Royal Court from September 23 to October 29. Tickets HERE