North West Theatre

Council Depot Blues

Dave Kirby
16 Jul 10 to 07 Aug 10
Royal Court Theatre

It’s Stan’s last day on the job. He will miss the lads who he works with in the Liverpool City Council Excrement Eradication Department. A bunch of social misfits, they might wind each other up but they are a team. They’d never desert each other or rip each other off. Not even if one of them found something really valuable…

Royal Court Liverpool is pleased to welcome back the full original cast: Jake Abraham, Roy Brandon, Paul Broughton, Lindzi Germain, Howard Gray, Phil Hearne, Shaun Mason and Andrew Schofield.

Roy Brandon is happy to be back singing the Blues again

When Liverpool actor Roy Brandon steps on stage tomorrow night at the Royal Court Theatre to appear in the comedy Council Depot Blues, it will be something of a reunion. Brandon was in the original cast when the show was first staged in 2008 and now the entire original eight-strong company has been reassembled for this revival.
Liverpool Daily Post

...a straightforward plot that isn’t overblown... a nicely set up comedic ending... driven by the banter between the men, presented as natural Scouse wit rather than heavy- handed oneliners... a few crude bits that won’t be to everyone’s taste and lots of strong language, but the performances are strong all round and the characters can’t help but win you over.
Liverpool Daily Post
Dave Kirby has crafted a belter of a script with hilarious and witty one liners with many local references and political stabs... expertly conceived by the energetic direction of Bob Eaton... did feel twenty minutes too long and started sagging... the Blues number interludes really liven up proceedings... Andrew Schofiled holds the stage well and brings a much needed level... Roy Brandon as JoJo provided many laughs although at times his performance was a little over the top... it is the performances of Howard Gray and Shaun Mason who really steal the show... Billy Mealls excellent revolving set helps the show flow smoothly...
The Public Reviews (Rating: 4/5)