Monday, 11 May 2015

Night Collar returns to Royal Court

Written By: Mark Armstrong

Provided By: Royal Court Theatre

The Taxi play is back at the Royal Court!

The original scouse comedy is back home at the Royal Court and it starts this Friday!

Alan Stocks is the man behind the wheel and he is joined by Royal Court favourites Jake Abraham, Eithne Browne, Suzanne Collins, Michael Ledwich and Lenny Wood.

The production will be directed by Bob Eaton.

Since its debut in 1997, Night Collar has played every major theatre in Liverpool and has broken Box Office records in them all!

Written by two ex-cabbies, Night Collar is a play that is packed with jokes and characters that everybody will recognise. It’s night time, the roads are empty and the meter is ticking. A cabbie is cruising the streets looking for the next paying punter to brighten his night and fill up his wallet. But this is Liverpool so he is guaranteed to get more than he bargained for.

It’s not every night that you pick up, amongst others, a prostitute, a naked stag, a drunken tramp and even an Elvis impersonator but they all make an appearance tonight. Each one of them driving home the point that, for a cabbie, life’s not fare.

Tony Furlong and Jimmy Power’s classic scouse comedy has been splitting sides for 20 years and there will be laughs galore throughout the show when it pulls back into the Royal Court.

Alan Stocks is looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the cab: “This is such a funny show. It also kind of holds up a mirror up to Liverpool nightlife so anyone who has been out there and seen an episode in a taxi going on, or indeed been caught on Concert Square with people falling all over the place, will be all over it. It’s full of big laughs.”

Night Collar runs in the Royal Court Theatre from Friday May 15 to Saturday June 13. For ticket information, click here.

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