Sex and Docks and Rock and Roll

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£10; £9 conc; £8 BAC & TUC members
A musical comedy
Written by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley
Directed by Rod Dixon

Set in 1960’s Liverpool during a dockworkers and seafarers strike the play looks and laughs at this changing world through the microcosm of  one terraced house where the TV does battle with the upright piano. Against a backdrop of picketing, marches and jailings, the McDermotts fight, laugh, lie and sing their way through these challenging times fuelled by home-brewed banana beer and a tea-chest bass. Jack croons the classics, Jerry sings skiffle and beat and Mum belts out the old bawdy sailor’s songs. “Keep the noise down, love, Z-Cars is on.” It’s history with choruses you can sing along to with Red Ladder reconnecting noisily with a great tradition of radical, political and entertaining theatre.

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  1. Any chance that you may have a video copy of the play. “Sex, Dock, rock and roll. My grandad was Paddy Neary and this would be good for the whole family to view. Also good for future generations too.

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    Kind regards
    Emma Austin (Neary)

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