Plays Directory : Twopence to cross the Mersey

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Helen Forrester
  • Written
    1981
  • Setting
    1930 south to north England
  • Overview
    Synopsis
    When Helen Forrster's father went bankrupt in 1930 she and her six siblings were forced from comfortable middle-class life in southern England to utmost poverty in the Depression-ridden North. Her parents more or less collapsed under the strain, father spending hours in search of non-existent work, or in the dole queue, mother on the verge of a breakdown and striving to find and keep part-time jobs. The running of the household, in slum surroundings and with little food, the care of the younger children, all fell on twelve-year-old Helen. Unable to attend school, Helen's fear that she was to be trapped forever as druge and housekeeper caused her to despair at times. But she was determined to have a chance asn struggled, despite her parents to gain an education.

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Connected mandy members:

Richard Owen
Richard Owen
Lighting Designer
2017, Production Manager
tour
Alex Madeloso
Alex Madeloso
Costume Assistant
2016, Costume Trainee
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Stacy Armstrong
Stacy Armstrong
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, ASM Book Cover
Tour
Tom Cawte
Tom Cawte
Actor
2016, Alan
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Alex Madeloso
Alex Madeloso
Wardrobe Assistant
2016, Wardrobe trainee
RJ Carruthers
2015, O'Farrell
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Maria Lovelady
2015, Helen Forrester
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Marie Ekins
Marie Ekins
Actor
2009, Mrs Foster
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Candida Boyes
Candida Boyes
Set Designer
2009, Production Designer
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Richard Watson
Richard Watson
Props Supervisor
2009, Company Stage Manager
Ciaran Kellgren
2009, Frank
Emma Grace
Emma Grace
Actor
2009, Young Helen
Liverpool Empire
Chris Martin
Chris Martin
Actor
2009, Dancer
Liverpool Empire
Holly Lander
Holly Lander
Wigs Assistant
2009, Wigs Mistress
Mike Neary
Mike Neary
Actor
2007, Musical Director
Empire Theatre Liverpool
Eleanor Cooke
2007, Avril
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Damian Hutchinson
Damian Hutchinson
Company Stage Manager
2007, Csm / Understudy
Liverpool Empire
Damian Hutchinson
Damian Hutchinson
Company Stage Manager
2005, Csm
Liverpool Empire
Heather Teasdale
Heather Teasdale
Deputy Stage Manager
2004, DSM
Liverpool Empire
Vicky Jackson
Vicky Jackson
Deputy Stage Manager
1994, Stage Manager on the book