Billy Liar

16th - 20th October 2001

(by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall) Billy Fisher, a teenager in a North Country town, weaves a world of his own out of his day-dreams. He is an incurable liar, idle and dishonest, and to escape from his dull job as an undertaker’s clerk and his dreary domestic background he imagines himself in so many different situations that truth and fiction become hopelessly intermingled. His family is unable to understand or control him, though they realize that he is a good for nothing, simultaneously engaged to three girls. When he is given the chance to start a new life, he turns it down, preferring his dreams to reality.