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    Five star comedy 'The Royal' is back at the Royal Court Liverpool!

     

    Photographs by Bond Media

     

    ROYAL COURT LIVERPOOL

    WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST 2017

     

     

    Since its premiere at the Royal Court Liverpool in 2016, audiences have been eagerly awaiting the return of one of the greatest comedies of recent years.

     

    Now finally The Royal is back and it’s better than ever.

     

     

    Oh how I have longed for the return of Theresa, Flo and Mo and their heartwarming tale of friendship, family and love for their workplace. Guaranteed to have you laughing, cheering and even shedding a tear or two, our tremendous trio are as loved by the audience as they are by each other.

     

    For anyone who hasn’t seen The Royal before, our story centres around the aforementioned Theresa, Flo and Mo, as they prepare to say goodbye to the original hospital before it is demolished. Disaster strikes however, as the demolition goes ahead earlier than planned, with our trio still trapped inside!

     

    What ensues is an action filled comedy, complete with wrecking balls, daring escape plans and wall-to-wall wit. Written by Lindzi Germain (Teresa), Angela Simms (Flo) and Lynn Francis (Mo), The Royal is five star comedy gold and a production that will have you coming back time and time again.


     

    Not only have Germain, Simms and Francis delivered an excellently witty script, they deliver show stopping performances that will have you on your feet in a standing ovation. Their onstage chemistry is evident from the start; the back and forth of the dialogue seamlessly delivered with perfect timing. My jaw literally ached from laughing, particularly during the homage to a very popular medical series during act one. They are a brilliant trio; excellent writers and phenomenal performers.

     

    Joining them is the hilarious Alan Stocks, whose daring Scout Leader character endeavours to find a way out of the hospital. His deadpan dialogue delivery is superb, particularly as the tension escalates in conversation with Germain’s Theresa. Then there’s Danny O’ Brien’s heroic character Paddy, whose mix of daring bravery and charming wit has you both smiling and gripped to the edge of your seat throughout.

     

    With superb attention to detail (including realistic news reports featuring reporter Lucy Meacock) and a finale that will have you dancing the night away, The Royal is one of the best comedies of the year, if not the decade.

     

    5 stars

     

    By Sarah O' Hara

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