Sex & Docks & Rock'n'Roll

Red Ladder Theatre Company

By Chumbawamba's Boff Whalley. Directed by Rod Dixon

Set in 1960's Liverpool during a dockworkers strike. Against a backdrop of picketing, marches and jailings one local family, the McDermotts fight, laugh, lie and sing their way through these challenging times. Lisa played Jean McDermott, the long suffering matriarch who narrates and leads the family in song and protest.

Was performed again at the Durham Miners' Gala 2012.

"The cast, particularly Lisa Howard, forged a great connection with the audience frequently addressing them directly and injecting banter."
Liverpool Echo, January 2010

Main photo Sex & Docks & Rock'n'Roll, 2010. Photographer Tim Smith