The Comeback SpecialThursday 31 March 2022 - Saturday 2 April 2022
7.30pm, 2pm Sat matinee
Standard: £18, Concessions: £16
Given the choice, Robbie would rather not talk to the dead. And definitely not to this bloke who claims he’s the ghost of Elvis.
Following its wildly acclaimed sold out 2019 run at Liverpool Royal Court’s studio, THE COMEBACK SPECIAL arrives at The Epstein Theatre for its biggest production, its boldest production, its final production.
Welcome to The Comeback Special, a story that exists in a mythical, magical place called Fazakerley and tells the tale of a pair of scallies, a lot of weed, a ridiculous amount of swearing and the ghost of somebody who may (or may not) be ‘The King of Rock’n’Roll’.
Robbie has a power. It’s not a unique power, his nan had it too; in a lot of ways all this is his nan’s fault. If she’d listened to the ghost in the white jumpsuit maybe Robbie wouldn’t have to. But then the fame, the fortune, the girl, and the lad who wants to kill him wouldn’t be there and he’s more than happy with three of those things.
The Comeback Special is the Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize 2015 Highly Commended Award winning play from Ian Salmon writer of Girls Don’t Play Guitars (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Liverpool Echo), Those Two Weeks (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Liverpool Sound And Vision) and Venus Rising (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Good News Liverpool).
It is directed by Sunday Times National Drama Award winner Mike Dickinson, writer/director of Not The Horse (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – North West End), Bob The Russian (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Good News Liverpool), and co-creator of the hugely successful Glastonbury Theatre stage hit Raves’R’Us (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – North West End).
This production reunites the cast of the 2019 production, Al Donohoe, Tom Highton, Faye Caddick, Liam Powell-Berry, Cal Forbes and Reg Edwards adding Michael Hawkins as Robbie and Lisa McMahon.
“Writer Ian Salmon’s clever, whimsical, gritty and very funny play is a sheer joy from start to standing ovation.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(Peter Grant – Wirral Globe)
“There’s not a word out of place in Ian Salmon’s excellent dialogue, and he again shows his very individual way of telling an important story whist keeping the action lively and light-hearted. Whether it’s the uproarious comedy, the sharp tongued text or the story’s heartfelt spirituality, there’s something to please everyone in The Comeback Special.”
Nigel Smith – goodnewsliverpool.co.uk