Lovehistory, the producers of the popular ‘Catacombs of Liverpool’s Dark History’ series and the city’s most animated storytellers, delved deep into Liverpool’s history to bring its criminal past to the stage.
A team of versatile actors in period costume transported locals back in time with infamous stories including babykiller Elizabeth Kirkbride, the Liverpool bank robbery of 1878 and the burning alive of young prostitute Mary McNamara.
The slums of Victorian Liverpool were a breeding ground for the criminal underworld, vice, fraud, violence and murder, a place where the morally corrupt would prey upon their victims and spread terror throughout the city.
Liverpool crimes also involved the cunning, those that opposed violence and instead used their sharp wit to deceive.
Councillor Wolfson said: “We have had some very popular sessions but any aspect of local history always attracts a lot of interest. This latest event was a departure from our usual format but proved popular with those present and the acting from the Lovehistory cast was superb.
“We would like to thank St George’s Hall manager Alan Smith who helped us stage the event.”