Less than dedicated to his job as undertaker's clerk, bored with his North Country family background, Billy Fisher takes refuge in his own invented world. For Billy, an energetic imagination makes life tolerable but well-nigh intolerable for all around him. He lies his way into and out of every situation, producing any explanation and making any promise that will extricate him from his present predicament, and thereby creating ever more tortuous entanglements for the immediate future.Performers Harry McEntire (Billy), Aaron Anthony, Emily Barber, Jack Deam, Rebekah Hinds, Katie Moore, Lisa Millett, Sue Wallace.
Book by Keith Waterhouse. Author Willis Hall. Producer Royal Exchange. Director Sam Yates. Design David Woodhead. Lighting David Plater. Sound Isobel Waller-Bridge. Director Sophie Parrott (casting). Director Alexander Summers (assistant).