"My parents both worked at the Royal Court in 1939/1940. My Father, John Beckett was Assistant Theatre Manager until he went into the Navy in 1941. My Mother, Joan Crellin, at the very young age of 16 was his Assistant check Clerk. They married in 1941 and enjoyed 61 years together until my Father's death in 2003 (My Mother died in 2007). They enjoyed their time at the Royal Court. Mum loved the Pantomime season and had happy memories of going backstage to meet the cast. Dad alsways talked about the time he stood next to Ninette de Valois while Front of House. A great time for Liverpool Theatre."
"I worked at the Royal Court Box Office when I was 16, I am now 80! Three other ladies that worked there, Barbara Simpson, Kay Swords and the Manager was Mrs Clark.I now live in Canada but have lovely memories. I was able to see many Operas; Swan Lake Ballet, Richard Attenborough, Stewart Grainger and many more. I lost touch with all my friends from there which is bad. I remember the bank across the street where I went for change, also the barrow boys on the right filling up their barrows. It was so busy at that time."
"Every Christmas my parents would take my brother and I to the Royal Court with my Nan to see Ken Dodd. One year there was a movie played on the screen behind him and Ken was sitting in a car in front pretending to drive along the road which was being shown in the film. It was so funy and my Nan laughed so much that she lost her false teeth under the seat in front. I must have only been about 7 or 8 at the time. It was our Christmas treat to go to the Royal Court".
"Sometime in the late fifties I took my Mother to see Tommy Steele and the Cavemen at the RCT. All I can remember was that the screaming girls apart from tearing his shirt sleeve off drowned out most of what my poor dear mother was trying to listen too, and in her words "What HAVE you brought me too, dear"?I wonder if anyone at the RCT has the year (or years) when Tommy and the band came to Liverpool. For ME it was an eye opener and I enjoyed every minute of it. As for my Mom - NUFF SAID !!"
We are currently running a project called 'Royal cOURt Stories' capturing memories of the theatre. If you have any memories to share or would like to be involved, please click the link here http://www.royalcourtliverpool.co.uk/community/our-stories/