Billy Liar

25 July 2022 - 30 July 2022

Sherborne Studio Theatre, Marston Rd, Sherborne

This popular 1960s comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall tells the story of Billy Fisher, a young man living with his parents in the fictional town of Stradhoughton in Yorkshire. Billy is idle, dishonest and an uncurable liar. Bored by his dull job as an undertaker's clerk and his dreary domestic background, he tries to escape by weaving a world of his own out of fantasies and dreams. He has three girlfriends and somehow manages to be engaged to all three of them. His family are fully aware that he is a good for nothing, but are unable to understand or control him.
Billy's imaginary life becomes so complicated, and he concocts so many different fantasy situations that truth and fiction become hopelessly intermingled. This inevitably lands him in trouble with his family, girlfriends and employers. But when he is given the chance to start a new life, he turns it down, preferring his dreams to reality.
Directed by Jessica Colson for Amateur Players of Sherborne.

Mark Lambert
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