A new play written by LJMU English Professor Gerry Smyth is to have a rehearsed reading at the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool on March 20th. A Drink with Brendan Behan, written in collaboration with Andrew Sherlock of LJMU Drama, will be followed by a round table with Professor Vic Merriman (Edge Hill) and Professor Frank Shovlin (Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool). Dr Sherlock and Professor Smyth are founder members of the Liverpool-Irish Literary Theatre. Congratulations to Professor Smyth and Dr Sherlock! Further details will be available soon.