70th Anniversary Season: Billy Liar

Presented by Tabs Productions

Written by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

Show Dates, Times & Tickets

Tue 29 January 2019 to Sat 02 February 2019

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts Evenings 7.30pm, Wed matinee 2pm, Sat matinee 3pm (Sat 3pm signed).

Part of a season of seven plays to celebrate 70 years of the Pomegranate Theatre as a civic theatre. 

Billy Fisher is a northern lad, 19 years old, living at home with his mum and dad and doing a job he hates at a funeral parlour. He has a best mate, Arthur Crabtree, and two fiancées, but his heart belongs to another girl. He’s frustrated with his home town and with his parent’s way of living. He longs to escape to the big city to become a writer.

Billy is a compulsive liar. He lies about absolutely everything and dodges the drudgery of everyday life by diving into his imagination. But sooner or later Billy’s lies will catch up with him and there will be consequences.

Billy Liar is a hilarious and sometimes painfully truthful insight into 1960s northern family life. It was adapted into a hugely influential film in 1963 starring Tom Courtenay and Julie Christie, which was part of the “Angry Young Men” movement in British culture in the 1960s.

Approx. running time: 2 hours 30 mins (subject to change)

★★★★ “teenage dreamer is as witty as ever” Guardian

★★★★ “funny and absorbing” The Telegraph

After the show on Thursday, join the cast in the bar for a game in the style of Would I Lie to You.

Chris Brookes Programme Untitled 1 Karen Henson Prog
Chris Sheridan Programme Sarah Wynne Prog Anna Mitcham Prog

This play is part of a special seven play repertory season which also includes:

Arsenic and Old Lace Tue 22 Jan - Sat 26 Jan
The Killing of Sister George - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Feb
How the Other Half Loves - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Feb
An Evening with Gary Lineker - Tue 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar
Anybody for Murder - Tue 5 - Sat 9 Mar
Don't Dress for Dinner - Tue 12 - Sat 16 Mar

Ticket Information

Full £22 per play
Concession £21 per play
Child £18 per play


When booking by phone, customers can get 7 plays for the price of 4. To redeem this offer, all tickets must be booked and paid for at the same time. Offer available until Saturday 26 Jan 2019.

Friends of the Pomegranate Theatre save 20% when booking over the phone and can use their discount in conjunction with the 7 for 4 offer. 

Group 10+ £20 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Schools 10+ £17 (not valid with 7 for 4 offer)

Each ticket price advertised above includes a £1.20 booking fee. No matter how you book (online, phone, in person) or how you pay (cash, credit/debit card, voucher), the fee will always be the same.