A hard-hitting celebration of working class life in Liverpool's docks in the 1960s, Maggie May is the story of the doomed love affair between 'street walker' Maggie May Duffy and sailor Patrick Casey, the son of a union-martyr, initially reluctant but finally proud to assume his father's mantle. Around them is a gallery of strongly-drawn characters: Willie Morgan, the corrupt demagogic union leader, Juddah, the ?fixer' and traitor, and Old Dooley, obsessed with past union struggles, all caught up in a allegoric musical drama with a devastating tragic climax.
Archive :: production:T0653273400, musical:S01110270653, venue:V199
The first London production for over 50 years. A celebration of working class life in 1960s Liverpool, full of classic Lionel Bart musical numbers. Part of Celebrating British Music Theatre