WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BILLY KENNY
Friday 21 July 2023 | 7.30pm
Drama | 15+
It’s the question asked by thousands of Evertonians across the last three decades. In this stunning one man show, starring Jay Johnson (‘Nowhere Boy’, ‘Little Boy Blue’, ‘Boiling Point’) built on Billy’s own words and written with his full co-operation, you’ll hear the answer.
The world at his feet at 19, Man Of The Match in the Merseyside Derby while still on a YTS contract, hailed by Peter Beardsley as ‘The Goodison Gazza’; sacked by Everton and retired by the time he was 21; this is the tale of a potentially glittering career lost to injury, to alcohol, to cocaine.
Written by Ian Salmon (Girls Don’t Play Guitars, The Comeback Special, Those Two Weeks)
Directed by Mike Dickinson (Raves’R’Us, Not The Horse, Bob The Russian)
Running time: 90 minutes (45 minutes each way) plus interval