Billy by John Barry/Don Black at Union Theatre
Billy, directed by Michael Strassen, at the Union Theatre, a 40-seat fringe venue in Southwark, south London, from 29 May to 29 June 2013.
A musical based on ‘Billy Liar’ by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. Music by John Barry. Lyrics by Don Black. Book by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.
Cast includes Keith Ramsay (Billy), Mark Carroll (Geoffrey Fisher), Ricky Butt (Alice Fisher), Paddy Glynn (Gran), Mark Turnbull (Councillor Duxbury), Katerina Stearman (Liz), Michael Adams, Rosie Clarkson, Laura Bryars, Adam Colbeck-Dunn, Tom Senior, Michaela Cartmell, Rebecca Eastham, Ross McNeill, Joseph O'Malley, Paul Rymer , Ashley Stirling.
It's 1960 and post-war Britain is about to come out of a long tunnel into the swinging sixties. However young Billy is in industrial Yorkshire a million dreams from London. Juggling three women and a tense home life, Billy reverts to childlike fantasy and dares to imagine another kind of life in London with Liz.