They say the original extension week is now virtually sold out, so the cast and crew have been persuaded to stay on the island for an extra seven performances. Scouse Pacific is now the best selling Christmas show in Royal Court history and the venue’s second best selling show of all time.
The show celebrates Christmas with sun, sea, songs and laughs on the faraway island of Secosu. Populated by a family descended from an 18th century shipwrecked Scouser (Billy Riley) all is peace, quiet and bananas until Father O’Flaherty arrives to convert the natives with his guitar and a bevy of singing nuns. Writer Fred Lawless has followed the success of last year’s Christmas smash hit Merry Ding Dong with another show of music and laughs.
Kevin Fearon, chief exec of the Royal Court, calls the decision to extend the show for another week “unprecedented”. The venue’s website could do with a bit of refreshing, as it doesn’t list the next show on until two performances by Dylan Moran in April, so could this one run and run?!
He said: “This show has been such a massive success that we have had to keep on adding in performances. The original extension week is now virtually sold out so we have asked the actors to keep on going for another week. The cast and crew are having a great time on the show so they didn’t need much persuading! It is rare for a show to extend once but to add a second extra week shows what an extra special show it is.”
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