Royal Court Variety Lunch Club – Scouse and Chuckles, Cheap as Chips!
The newly renovated Royal Court hosted the Variety Lunch Club on Wednesday 11 July. The Club is aimed at theatre goes who prefer to be entertained and go home while it is still light. It is run throughout the year on selected Wednesday afternoons and was apparently an idea by Liverpool City Council and Liverpool PCT in 2010 as part of the Year of Health and Wellbeing. They then opened for the first time and expected about 60 people on the first day and 300 turned up. And so the success story continues……..
Wednesday saw a full house; for a £6 ticket you get a bowl of scouse, roll and butter and a cup of tea and coffee, plus two acts. Or if you don’t like scouse you can just pay £3 for the show and a cup of tea and coffee. Where else can you meet up with friends for lunch and entertainment cheaper than that, scouse and chuckles, cheap as chips!!
The show this week featured Perfectly Frank, starring David Knopoff, singing Frank Sinatra. What a perfect audience, he was given the best of order as he sang through all those old crooner songs, ‘The Lady is a Tramp’ and ‘I Did It My Way’ and he certainly did a good job of it.
The second half starred Mikey Finn, the wonderful Liverpool Comedian. What a great performer who had the audience in stitches throughout with his jokes. Some of them of them you may have heard before but it definitely was the ‘way he told them’.
The new seating , lighting and even the ’pride and joy’ ladies toilets , all helped to make the theatre’s ambiance special and posh. The dates of the next Variety Lunch Clubs are 25th July and 26th September.
So if you want to enjoy good company, food and fun, make sure you book early as tickets are soon gone!
Its Liverpool, Happy Days.
For more information visit www.royalcourttheatre.com.