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Desperate Scousewives play at St Helens Theatre Royal

DESPERATE Scousewives makes its comeback to the stage in January for a four-night run at St Helens Theatre Royal.

The compelling and highly-entertaining comedy is set in the terraced streets of Liverpool, a far cry from the splendour of Wisteria Lane.

It follows the lives of four desperate scousewives as they face the trials and tribulations of life, with a traditional fusion of good humour and abrasive Liverpudlian wit.

Co-writers and stars of Desperate Scousewives Lynne Fitzgerald and Claire Bowles perform alongside Lynn Francis (Twopence To Cross The Mersey, Reds & Blues) and Phillipa Goodwin (Liverbirds.com) to form the four female neighbours at the heart of the play. Desperate Scousewives portrays the lead-up to a wedding, the death of a neighbour and comedy dance routines, which combine to create a thought-provoking and hilarious piece of theatre.

However, audiences may be confused by the play’s title, which is also the name of a television series on E4. Based around football, fashion and the WAG lifestyle, the semi-reality show is Liverpool’s answer to programmes like The Only Way Is Essex and Made In Chelsea, the forefathers of the genre. The TV show also stars 27-year-old Jaiden Michael, a controversial blogger from Hough Green in Widnes.

Despite sharing a name with the popular E4 series, Fitzgerald and Bowles’s play was established some time ago and has no other connection to the television show.

Desperate Scousewives is at St Helens Theatre Royal from January 25-28, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2pm. Tickets cost £14 or £7 on Saturday.

The evenings show start at 7.30pm.

To book call 01744 756 000 or visit www.sthelenstheatreroyal.com