Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's True, Our Sylvia Is a Real Trouper

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

It's True, Our Sylvia Is a Real Trouper

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Byline: Karen McLauchlan

IT'S 50 years since Keith Waterhouse's novel BILLY LIAR became a stage star and stepped out into the spotlight.

Half a century on and the story of working class teenager Billy Fisher is being brought to life by the Middlesbrough Little Theatre company. Running from Wednesday until Saturday, May 8, at 7.30pm, tickets are pounds 8.50, concessions pounds 7. Details on 01642 815181.

The story set in the fictional town of Stradhoughton in Yorkshire is on stage at Middlesbrough Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday.

Bored in his job as a lowly clerk for an undertaker, Billy spends his time indulging in fantasies and dreams of life in the big city as a comedy writer.

His family and employers don't take kindly to his fantasies - nor do his three girlfriends! So Billy wades through a confused tragicomic Saturday, as his past lies follow him here, there and everywhere.

Keith Waterhouse - who sadly died last year - penned his novel Billy Liar in 1959. …

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