North West Theatre

Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels

Dave Kirby & Nicky Allt
17 Jun 11 to 16 Jul 11
Royal Court Theatre

Dickie Lewis, Nick Walton, and Gerard “Gelegnite” Gardner are three men who have had enough. Fed up with being looked down on and mocked by the self proclaimed upper class from the Wirral peninsula, they decide to take the law into their own hands. The Kingsway Three will not be tolled.

Brick Up at Royal Court, Liverpool

Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels is back at the Royal Court this week - having sold a combined 100,000 tickets for its 2006, 2007 and 2008 runs the play has been seen by more people than any other Liverpool show in the last three years.
What's On Stage

There is probably a great and funny way to investigate the class war that apparently still divides the Wirral peninsula from the City of Liverpool, but surely there is a better way to do it then trotting out a succession of double- entendres which would have sounded tired coming from the mouth of John Inman... Thankfully, there were crumbs of comfort in some of the individual performances, with Andrew Schofield... a lugubrious delight...
Liverpool Daily Post
...the first half hour in particular feels laboured, the jokes... not always hitting the spot, and the laughs fewer and further between than they really ought to be... the plot gathered pace nicely to the final explosive denouement... The beating heart of Brick Up is however still Andrew Schofield’s fantasist builder...
Liverpool Echo (Rating: 7/10)
Nicky Alt’s writing provides a perfect platform for the strong cast to show off their comedic talents... Director Bob Eaton has ensured where possible that the paces is always snappy... a fun filled frolic from start to finsh...
The Public Reviews (Rating: 4/5)