Date: 11th October - 12th October 2022

Location: Darlington Hippodrome

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Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Adapted from Helen Forrester’s million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression.

In 1931 Helen’s spendthrift father is declared bankrupt, forcing the family to leave behind their nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentle Southwest of England. With nothing more than the clothes they stand up in, the
family of nine take the train to Liverpool where they hope to rebuild their shattered lives. It comes as a terrible shock to find
the thriving, wealthy port Helen’s father remembers from his boyhood, and the place his own father made his fortune, have
long since gone. While 12-year-old Helen’s inept parents search unsuccessfully for work, she is taken out of school to look after her six younger siblings and the full burden of keeping house falls on her young shoulders.

A big sweeping story of real emotion!’ The Stage


Tickets* from £16.50 to £32.00 * Includes a £2 restoration levy


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