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Comedy NightWelcome to the Empire Theatre website, where we hope you will find something that will entertain you, we have something that appeals to everyone we hope...October sees a Comedy month with three shows including Carla Lane's The Liver Birds, Dirty Dusting and a comedy night with Andy Parsons, plus we have some Country Music and Rock n Roll...Book a ticket for a show today.                 

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Our next live show is:

Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2016
Doors open 7.00 for 7.30pm
All Tickets £10.00 for both shows

Liver BirdsThe Coggeshall Players presents The Liver Birds written by Carla Lane

The Liver Birds is a British sitcom, set in Liverpool, North West England, which aired on BBC1 from April 1969 to January 1979, and again in 1996. The show was created by Carla Lane and Myra Taylor. The two Liverpudlian housewives had met at a local writers club and decided to pool their talents. Having been invited to London by Michael Mills, the BBC's then Head of Comedy, and asked to write about two women sharing a flat, Mills brought in sitcom expert Sydney Lotterby to work with the writing team.

Lotterby had previously worked with Eric Sykes and Sheila Hancock, and on The Likely Lads. Carla Lane wrote most of the episodes, Taylor co-writing only the first two series. The pilot was shown in April 1969 as an episode of Comedy Playhouse, the BBC's breeding ground for sitcoms at the time.

Following on from the huge success of the television series, The Liver Birds is the amusing story of Sandra and Beryl, adapted for the stage. Living together in a Merseyside apartment, the girls pursue their romantic interests while keeping their interfering mothers at bay. A constant stream of colourful and eccentric neighbours, ex-lovers, fathers and vicars parade through the flat to add to the overall confusion and enhance this very popular and nostalgic play.

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