0151 709 4321

Latest News

Guess I've Got Those Council Depot Blues

Published on 15 March 2018

Council Depot Blues is a hit! Reviewers from all across the land have given their two cents on Dave Kirby’s Council Depot Blues.  Here’s what they had to say.

Chris High Reviews – FIVE STARS

“Aside from the storyline, what really makes this show swing along at a pace is the music and the multi-instrumental skills of the cast who play and sing everything right there in front of you […] Dave Kirby’s Council Depot Blues spoils his audiences then because, in reality, with this laugh-out-loud piece of theatre, barely a moment passes when you won’t be at least giggling”

You can read the full review here.

The Low Down Magazine – FIVE STARS

“Council Depot Blues is a hilarious and heartwarming comedy that fuses witty one-liners and brilliant blues music into two hours of five star theatre […] Council Depot Blues is a five star show that will have you laughing and cheering for more throughout the night.”

You can read the full review here.

 Wirral Globe – FOUR STARS

“The strength of this one-off situation comedy is the musicianship - individually and collectively […] A fab finale, including some daft slapstick, ties up all the loose ends leading to some deserved overtime... a cracking encore.”

You can read the full review here.

Liverpool Sound and Vision – NINE OUT OF TEN

“A sensational return for one of Liverpool’s much loved plays and with one of the city’s most experienced, much loved cast firmly entrenched in the joy of  making Liverpool laugh.”

You can read the full review here.


“Council Depot Blues is a good fun night out: it’s a musical tradgi-farce, packed full of comedy, heartbreak and great music. It’s a guarantee you’ll be singing the blues come the end of the show!”

You can read the full review here.

Liverpool Echo

“Slick musicianship and flawless harmonies drag you into the moment and it’s when the conventions of the musical genre are used to pop in another joke that you almost wish the whole show was sung rather than spoken. If it means seeing more of Jake Abraham’s moves, all the better.”

You can read the full review here.

The Stage

“The music in the Royal Court Liverpool production, revisiting the show for the first time in almost a decade, is laid back rhythm and blues. Sung and played live on stage, it is both the heart and the highlight of a play”

You can read the full review here.

Arts City Liverpool

“The talented actor-musicians are led by Drew Schofield’s guitar-wielding Danny (incidentally Kirby was a roadie for schoolmate Schofield’s band in the 70s) and lay down some wonderfully laid-back and plaintive tunes as they bemoan their working men’s lot in traditional Blues fashion.”

You can read the full review here.

If the reviews aren’t enough, watch our trailer below.


Like what you’ve read? Council Depot Blues in on stage until 24 March.  Tickets are from £17 and you can book them here