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Morally repugnant: Boys From the Blackstuff, at the Garrick Theatre, reviewed

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

Boys From the Blackstuff

Garrick Theatre, until 3 August

The Marilyn Conspiracy

Park200, until 27 July

Yosser Hughes is regarded as a national treasure. He first appeared in 1982 in Alan Bleasdale’s TV drama, Boys from the Blackstuff, which followed a crew of Liverpool workers who lay tarmac (‘black stuff’) for a living. When their contract expires the lads are left shocked and helpless even though job security is not a perk of their profession.

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