AN AWARD winning story will be brought to the stage in Rhyl next spring and chart the ascension of a best-selling British author.

Following what would have been Liverpudlian author Helen Forrester's 100th Birthday in 2019, the stage adaptation of the her autobiography By the Waters of Liverpool will be hitting the Pavilion for five nights in April.

The production follows the smash-hit success of Forrester's Twopence to Cross the Mersey and is being brought to audiences by the team behind both the musical and stage play versions of the award-winning true story.

Millions of people know Forrester’s life story told through her best-selling volumes of autobiography, Twopence to Cross the Mersey, Liverpool Miss and By the Waters of Liverpool.

By the Waters of Liverpool is a period drama set in the 1930s. The story opens in 1935. Helen Forrester is sixteen years old and fighting a bitter battle with her parents for the right to educate herself and go out to work.

During the Great Depression, Helen's father lost his fortune when the stock market and the family were suddenly thrown into poverty. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, the Forrester's chose Liverpool as the place to start over. They were in for a terrible shock. Taken out of school to care for her younger brothers and sisters while her parents struggled to re-build their shattered lives, Helen is treated as an unpaid slave and desperate to escape.

By 1939, now aged twenty and with Britain on the brink of war, she has never been kissed by a man. But things start looking up for Helen when she meets a tall strong seaman and falls in love.

Writer and friend of Helen Forrester, Rob Fennah has written both the stage play versions of Twopence to Cross the Mersey and By the Waters of Liverpool.

Fennah said:“This adaptation of By the Waters of Liverpool features a sizeable chunk from Liverpool Miss, Helen’s second volume of autobiography, together with flashbacks to Twopence to Cross the Mersey, so newcomers to Helen's story will get a complete picture of her life.

Tickets are still available to witness the author's amazing story at the Pavilion from Tuesday, March 31s to Saturday, April 4 at 7:30pm, with matinee showings at 2.30pm on Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 at 2:30pm.

Tickets start at £17, with concessions for some showings available, to book visit or call the box office on 01745 330000.