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.

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.

★★★★ “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.

Ticket Information

Full £22, Concession £21, Child £18

Group 10+ £20, Schools 10+ £17
Friends save 20% and have prioriy booking

See 7 plays for the priice of 4 when booking at the same time and before Sat 26 January. Bookable by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222.

Groups ans schools tickets are not valid in conjunction with the 7 plays for 4 offer.
Friends save 20% is valid in conjunction with the 7 plays 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.