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First look: Cherry Jezebel at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre

Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -3021
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner

A first look at the world premiere of Cherry Jezebel at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre has been revealed!

Jonathan Larkin’s Cherry Jezebel opens at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool on 8 March and runs to 22 March.

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The production will be directed by James Baker (Jerry Springer – The Opera at Hope Mill Theatre, YANK! The Musical).

After an open casting call with Pearson Casting, to ensure representation from non-binary, trans and cis male actors, the cast includes Mickey Jones as legendary drag queen Cherry Brandy, Mariah Louca as her best friend Heidi Handjob, Stefan Race as new non-binary queen on the scene Pearl Reckless and George Jones as lad about town Mo.

Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & George Jones as Mo in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -2488
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & George Jones as Mo in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & George Jones as Mo in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -738
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless & George Jones as Mo in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -757
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Stefan Race as Pearl Reckless in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy with Mariah Louca and Stafan Race in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy with Mariah Louca and Stafan Race in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner

“The party ain’t over yet! As long as that music keeps playing, I’ll keep dancing!”

Behind the mascara, the wigs, and the six-inch stiletto heels, all that glitters isn’t gold. At least Cherry Brandy’s always got her best mate Heidi. But growing up queer in Liverpool is grim, and the queer family they’ve forged is about to slip through Cherry’s nicotine-stained fingers.

From the boudoirs to the bathrooms of Liverpool’s gloriously gobby drag scene, Cherry Jezebel is a riot of lipstick and split lips, of bitching and bruises. It’s a play that celebrates queerness while spilling the tea on the pain behind the polish.

For tickets and more information, visit everymanplayhouse.com

Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -580
Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mariah Louca as Heidi Handjob & Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel_photograph © Marc Brenner -2136
Mariah Louca as Heidi Handjob & Mickey Jones as Cherry Brandy in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mariah Louca as Heidi Handjob in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
Mariah Louca as Heidi Handjob in Cherry Jezebel photograph © Marc Brenner
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