Harry McEntire stars in classic tale of northern life in 1960s Britain
BILLY LIAR – a classic tale of northern life in 1960s Britain – heads to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre next week in an exciting new production of Keith Waterhouse’s famous 1959 novel.
Adapted for stage by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, the play tells the story of Billy Fisher, a 19-year-old nobody who dreams of escaping the day-to-day drudgery of northern life in the 1960s.
Living with his parents and stuck in a dead end job, Billy harbours dreams of running away to London to become a scriptwriter but his plans are threatened by his family’s expectations, his romantic affairs and his own fears.
The story is set over one eventful Saturday and stars Harry McEntire as northern lad Billy Fisher, whose lies spark into a series of explosive, emotional confrontations.
“BILLY LIAR is a painfully truthful insight into northern family,” comments Director Sam Yates.
“The unmatchable intimacy of the Royal Exchange makes it the ideal home for this play. I’m thrilled to be working with one of Britain’s most exciting young actors, Harry McEntire, who plays Billy Fisher.”
BILLY LIAR is on at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre from Friday 13 June to Saturday 12 July. To book tickets, visit the Royal Exchange website or call the Box Office on 0161 833 9833.