Kirkby Gallery: Willy Russell: Behind the Scenes

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Monday 5 October 2015 – Saturday 23 January 2016

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00, Saturday 10.00 – 13.00

Born and raised in Knowsley, dramatist, composer, novelist and (occasional) performer, Willy Russell has created some of the most memorable and iconic work of his generation.

This exhibition of material from the Willy Russell Archive at Liverpool John Moores University celebrates a selection of Russell’s work spanning five decades from early works referencing the local area, to Our Day Out, Stags and Hens, Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine and Blood Brothers. Archive film of performances, posters, playbills, handwritten notes and scripts bring his stories to life, alongside items from his own personal collection to give a rare insight into his work.

Exhibition catalogues are available to purchase, priced at £4.00, directly from the gallery