South Bank London

Boys from the Blackstuff

James Graham’s powerful new adaptation of Alan Bleasdale’s ground-breaking TV series.


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22 May - 08 Jun 2024

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Tickets from £20

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National Theatre, London, UK

Following a sell-out run at Liverpool’s Royal Court, James Graham’s (Dear England) powerful new adaptation of playwright Alan Bleasdale’s 1982 TV series comes to the National Theatre.

1980s Liverpool. Chrissie, Loggo, George, Dixie and Yosser are used to hard work and providing for their families. But there is no work and there is no money. What are they supposed to do? Work harder, work longer, buy cheaper, spend less? They just need a chance…

Described by The Guardian as “a richly enjoyable show, funny, incendiary and humane” and a “powerful portrayal of working class pride”, the play’s two-week run on the South Bank is sure to be another sell-out smash hit.

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