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    Question Andrew Schofield stage play...

    Can anyone please help me to remember a play in which Andrew Schofield starred in and that run in Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool, many, many years ago. Can't remember the name of the play, but do remember he sang an excellent cover version of The Crying Shames' superb hit, "Please Stay."
    It's been bugging me for many years, as I really want to try to track down Schofield's version of this song which was recorded on a black 'floppy' 7" single that accompanied the play's programme. Unfortunately, this was lost to me yonks and yonks ago and I'd dearly love to be able to get another copy of it, if at all possible??
    I recall going to see the play 3 times as Schofield was absolutely phenominal - proving that his previous role on TV as Franny Scully was not a one-off fluke.
    If anyone can help - particularly in trying to get hold of the song by Andrew, then I would be eternally greatful.
    BTW - have just ordered the excellent 'Scully' DVD from His Master's Voice store online for the pricely sum of £7.99 and can't wait for it to arrive any day now, along with the box set of 'Boys from The Black Stuff' from the same outlet and same price. Takes me back to my youth in the 'Pool!



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    Might the play have been...Blood Brothers?

    Why not ask these folk...

    http://drewschofield.topdiscussion.c...t-details-f28/

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    The play returns to Liverpool in November...

    http://www.kenwright.com/default.asp?contentID=590

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    I must get on, but you can listen here...(maybe)

    http://www.last.fm/music/Barbara+Dic...Cast+Recording

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    This is of wider interest...

    http://www.pulse-records.co.uk/news.asp

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    Last, but not least...

    : info@everymanplayhouse.com

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    Thanks, Oudeis. But I'm 99.9% certain it wasn't Blood Brothers. The play was set around a Rock'n'Roll backdrop, if memory serves me right... I remember seeing Andrew singing "Please Stay" to a girl in a R'n'R skirt, but that's as far as memory serves me just now. I would remember if it was Blood Brothers because, at the time, Blood Brothers was running with Barbara Dickinson in it and it was a smash hit from the off.
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    Good Golly Miss Molly?

    http://zh-cn.facebook.com/album.php?...&id=8470338118

    Close, but no cigar.

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    I've always hated Schofield - probably because I've hated the people he has played.
    I guess that makes him a good actor.

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    There is this...

    1991: GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY! (Arts)
    Mark Brignal, Ray Burnside, Graham Fellows, Steven Granville, Sarah Mortimer, Lynn Whitehead [20pp, 7x11.5; cast, scenes, musical numbers, cast photos, colour sketches and biogs, illustrated articles etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £2
    From...

    http://www.phyllis.demon.co.uk/theat...9mus/mus90.htm

    But, no mention of the floppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I've always hated Schofield - probably because I've hated the people he has played.
    I guess that makes him a good actor.
    Kevin, he's been really cool in the Royal Court plays I've seen him in. Always funny and engaging, well except when he was in Misery

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    I guess I've only seen him playing a ****.

    I do realise that may not be his true personality though!

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    Well you're right about one thing, Kevin, he is a very good actor. He must be number one on any casting director's list when local plays are being produced. Schoey is regularly nominated as a famous Liverpudlian on local radio.

    In the Blood Brothers play, Andrew Schofield (now renamed as Drew by the luvvies) was the Narrator and delivered his script from the wings. He never sang in it.

    Here's a copy of an old poster
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    IF it was 'Good Golly Miss Molly' at The Royal Court

    You can but ask...

    http://www.royalcourtliverpool.co.uk/

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    hi what are you are looking for is a play called cavern of dreams , i have the program and the floppy disc that went with it

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    Brilliant first post, missingyou2.

    Since u gave us the title I found it mentioned in this article in the echo

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    I am so pleased to hear missingyou2 let me know that the play was called 'Cavern Of Dreams' and that they (He/she) still has the original floppy disc too! My God, just remembering the name again brings back so many memories of such a fantastic performance that I had to see it three times - could even have been FOUR, now that I think back - and it really takes me back to my youthful teens.

    Oh, BTW, Kevin... Andrew Schofield is an accomplished actor who is responsible for many years of happy memories harking back to him playing Franny Scully. Scully and Mooey! What a team... Lol! Am chuffed to bits having just landed myself a copy of the DVD of the series on Friday and am looking forward to getting tore into it - once I've finished watching Yosser and the gang in 'Boys From The Black Stuff' box-set, which I bought on Thursday.

    Being a Jock - and a Proud one at that! - and brought up a Scouser from the age of 4, humour has always been around me. Glaswegian humour (for Glasgow is my home town) is superb [you only have to watch Rab C Nesbitt to agree - unless you need subtitles or a translator. Without teletext 888, you're buggered!] is pure magic to me. But Scouse humour is in a class of its own. I love it! And I'm hoping to sample more of it when I'm back in Liverpool for the Europa League game against Rabotnicki with my youngest son this Thursday?!

    Get the kettle on, Ma!!!
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    All's well that ends well. Is another stage-play.

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    Always hated Scully. Thought it glorified too many negative aspects of being a scouser. I think that was probably the start of my dislike of Schofield - reinforced later when he played some pretty unpleasant scouse roles.
    But hey - he's an actor playing a part. A good actor if he's managed to get under my skin.

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    was in the liverpool on thursday night watching council depot blues with mr schofield in it, what a great night it was to. maybe could send a copy of the floppy to you, cheers barry

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    Saw that play a cpl of years ago. As with all the others, it's a typical Scouse play but was really funny.

    It's really nice to see some of the actors we've seen on the telly doing the players at the Royal court

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    Quote Originally Posted by missingyou2 View Post
    was in the liverpool on thursday night watching council depot blues with mr schofield in it, what a great night it was to. maybe could send a copy of the floppy to you, cheers barry
    Cheers, Barry. If you COULD get a copy made for me, I'd REALLY appreciate it, mate. Please PM me and we can arrange things then. All the best and C'mon the Reds on Thursday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by missingyou2 View Post
    was in the liverpool on thursday night watching council depot blues with mr schofield in it, what a great night it was to. maybe could send a copy of the floppy to you, cheers barry
    Am off to see the play tonight,nearly booked up which is a good sign.

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    Great night out and very funny play,loved the music and the cast was excellent,i will definitely see the play again in the future,

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    Check out the others they do too, the ones I've seen hve all been pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Check out the others they do too, the ones I've seen hve all been pretty good
    yeah i agree ,i used to go mostly to the Playhouse but i hardly ever saw anything that l fancied watching, so started going to Royal Court last year and every play has been very good.

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    Am so delighted to say that I got home from my Europa League trip to Anfield this morning to find a copy of the 7" floppy single had been burned to CD and was waiting for me. Hard to believe the play was 26 years ago and that a floppy single had survived all that time.
    I got goosebumps listening to it as it played and took me back to my teens. Magic - pure magic! Thank you so much for sending this to me. I really appreciate that you did. Ta very much!
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