Billy Liar, a comedy
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

Produced & Directed by Nicky Shipton.

Production dates : 10th - 13th September 2008

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Less than dedicated to his job as undertaker's clerk bored with his North Country family background, Billy Fisher takes refuge in his own invented world. For Billy, an energetic imagination makes life tolerable but well-nigh intolerable for all around him. He lies his way into and out of every situation producing any explanation and making any promise that will extricate him from his present predicament, and thereby creating ever more tortuous entanglements for the immediate future.


Billy Fisher, our hero : Grant McCotter
Arthur Crabtree, Billy's friend : Richard Browne
Barbara, Billy's fiancé : Chrissie Bassett
Rita, Billy's other fiancé : Sarah Dean
Liz, the girl Billy really loves : Katie Salt
Geoffrey Fisher, Billy's father : Steve Crump
Alice Fisher, Billy's mother : Lin Bowden
Florence Boothroyd, Billy's grandmother : Maggie Allsopp

Backstage crew

Assistant Director : Richard Cottle
Stage Manager : Pete Williamson
Asst. Stage Manager : Phil Lovell
Set Design : Pete Williamson
Set Construction : Will Wrighton, Mike Knight, Rob Owen, Maria Mallon
Lights :  Julian Hinton, Tim Hunter, Rachel Worley
Sound : Stephen Bashford
Costumes : Kayleigh Rose, Katie Mullins & Brenda Allen
Props : Martin Edgar, Debbie Bashford & Will Wrighton
Make-Up : Chrissie Bassett
Prompt : Richard Cottle
Photos : Nigel Dean
Box Office : Jill Hughes
Front of House : Jill Hughes