Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Sign Up & Request

Avondale

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB

Tel: +(0)1704 533333

Add Avondale to your Itinerary

Avondale

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Ticket Price£15.00 per ticket

Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. No fees for counter sales at The Box Office

About

A writer is lucky if once in a lifetime a true-life story drops into his or her lap, that not only is fantastic in its detail but has not already been claimed and written up by someone else.

Avondale is such a story. Beyond a casual mention on a local history site, the full extended story of Kate Fitzpatrick, a mysterious inmate of Ormskirk Workhouse, has never seen the light of day on any stage or any page – that in itself is remarkable, never mind the events of the story themselves!

The story involves the last tragic voyage of The Lusitania, a dramatic search for a lost relative and much more besides.  As soon as I came across this story, I knew I had to write it up. Yes it’s a local story but its themes, like any great story, are universal.  Set in both the UK (Ormskirk) and the USA (Illinois and New York), it’s a story that connects two continents and two women whose paths would normally, under other circumstances, most likely never have crossed.

If the story around these two women was fiction, it would never be believed – it would be deemed fantastical – but, nonetheless, the remarkable events depicted in Avondale really did occur.  While some crucial information around the story remains lost to time, what remains manifests into a tale that demands to be told and remembered for all sorts of reasons.”

Avondale is a two act performance of narration and 18 original songs and is performed by:
Len Pentin – keyboards, guitar, vocals
Chris Nelson – fiddle, octave violin, mandolin, vocals, narration
Siobhan Nelson – vocals, narration
Don Palmer – guitar, vocals, narration
Mike Huddart – bass.

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Bus Route
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Accessibility

  • Disability Access
  • Facility for service dogs

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Date (25 Feb 2021)
DayTimes
Thursday19:30 - 21:30

* doors open half an hour before the performance commences

What's Nearby

  1. Town Hall Gardens

    Town Hall Gardens

    The Town Hall Gardens is a perfect spot to recharge your batteries whilst out and about…

    0.01 miles away
  2. The Atkinson

    The Atkinson

    The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists…

    0.03 miles away
  3. Lord Street Gardens

    Lord Street Gardens

    Southport’s legendary Lord Street is not only known for its length of Victorian canopied…

    0.04 miles away
  1. Southport Pier

    Southport Seaside Stroll

    This short walk (2 miles) takes in some of the main landmarks and attractions and starts…

    0.05 miles away
  2. Discover Ancient Egypt

    Discover Ancient Egypt

    The Atkinson can take you back on a journey to ancient Egypt with a collection not seen…

    0.06 miles away
  3. Southport Bijou Cinema

    Southport Bijou Cinema

    The Southport Bijou Cinema is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit Community Interest Company,…

    0.18 miles away
  4. Crazy Golf

    Crazy Golf

    Fancy a laugh? Why not play a game of crazy golf in Southport's Kings Gardens.

    0.19 miles away
  5. Southport Little Theatre

    Southport Little Theatre

    0.21 miles away
  6. Model Railway Village

    Model Railway Village

    This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching…

    0.22 miles away
  7. Marine Lake Cafe

    King's Gardens

    King's Gardens is a 17 acre garden located in the centre of Southport Town Centre, on the…

    0.24 miles away
  8. Southport Pier Pavilion

    Southport Pier Pavilion


    0.25 miles away
  9. Southport Pier

    Southport Pier

    Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on…

    0.25 miles away
  10. Central 12 Retail Park

    Central 12 Retail Park

    Located adjacent to Southport Train Station, C12 Shopping Park offers a strong variety of…

    0.37 miles away
  11. Lakeside Miniature Railway

    Lakeside Miniature Railway

    Take a ride on the Lakeside Miniature Railway which runs from Ocean Plaza to Kings…

    0.43 miles away
  12. Southport Marine Lake

    Southport Marine Lake

    One of the largest man-made leisure pursuits lakes in England, the lake is home to…

    0.46 miles away
  13. picture of a powerboat on southport marine lake

    Southport Watersports

    Motor boats for hire - or why not enjoy the thrills of a ride on a high-powered speed…

    0.46 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Related

The Atkinson, SouthportThe Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. We are open throughout the year and present a seasonal programme of exhibitions, talks, music, theatre and comedy. Our stunning Egyptology…