From the Heart of Everton’s Badge To The Grand Old LadyWednesday 22 August 2018 - Saturday 25 August 2018
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Tickets: £14 - £20
1.30pm matinee Thurs 23rd & Sat 25th Aug
Stageplay written by: Kenny O’Connell
Poetry written by: Bobby Parry
Song: The Grand Old Lady – written by Kenny O’Connell & Bobby Parry
Since 1787 the Everton Lock-up has stood at the peak of Everton Brow. There is a rich history and many untold stories attached to this small tower and Goodison Park. Tonight, they are about to unfold…
Celebrating 125 years of Goodison Park, Everton FC has organised an event outside the Lock-Up to promote the anticipated move to Bramley Moore Dock. Two Evertonians, Jamie and Robbo barge their way through the crowd and barricade themselves inside the Lock-up in protest.
A heavy storm breaks out and the crowd along with the media people disperse. Inside the Lock-Up, Jamie informs Robbo his goal is to search for Prince Rupert’s gold that he believes is buried underground. He intends to use the gold to renovate his beloved Goodison Park. Robbo reluctantly agrees to join him on this crusade. They stumble upon the secret tunnel and unwittingly release the ghosts of Everton’s past… Dixie Dean… Molly Bushell… Prince Rupert… Bessie Braddock…
Jamie and Robbo listen in awe as each ghost reveals remarkable stories of love, triumph and magical nights at Goodison Park.
Through each ghost, they are taken on a historical journey, discovering what really lies under their feet and the true meaning of being inside the heart of Everton’s badge.