A HIT play based on an urban myth about two Liverpool sailors who landed a bit part in On The Waterfront is coming back to Liverpool.
Waiting for Brando attracted rave reviews when it played to packed houses during the Writing on the Wall festival last year.
It is now making a return to the Unity Theatre in April, before embarking on a national tour.
The two-act play, by Mike Morris and Steve Higginson, is based on the seminal Marlon Brando film.
Elia Kazan and Marlon BrandoIn December 1953 when director Elia Kazan was filming a scene for the Marlon Brando movie in Hoboken, New Jersey, there were two Liverpool merchant seamen in the bar who were allowed to stay. You can see the back of their heads through a mirror in one of the scenes from the film, or so the story goes…
Set against the backdrop of the McCarthyist witchhunts, and the emergence of rock and roll in America, the play tells the story of those two young sailors and two giants of the American stage and screen, director Kazan and playwright Arthur Miller.
It is a fast tale of brotherhood, betrayal, secrets and showdowns, where only one thing is certain – everything is going to change when Brando arrives.
Directed by and starring Carl Cockram, the show also features the original cast of Paul Duckworth; Joe Shipman and Danny Hayes.
Co-author and producer Mike Morris said: "We are really looking forward to our play being performed again in the city. We were delighted with the success it enjoyed last year. The response we received from the audience and reviewers alike was really overwhelming. It’s a real success for Liverpool that the play is also going to a wider national audience.
"Whilst in some ways Waiting for Brando is a uniquely Liverpudlian tale, it is a terrific story, which coupled with great acting, will have wide appeal."
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Waiting for Brando, Unity Theatre: Tuesday, April 16 to Saturday, April 20. 8pm. Matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday, 20th April. Tickets £10/£8 concessions. Box office: 0844 873 2888.