October 12, 2020

Liverpool arts and cultural organisations including the Royal Court, Everyman & Playhouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bluecoat and Cavern City Tours are set to receive Coronavirus culture grants from the government.

Unity Theatre, Parr Street Studios, dot-art, Sound...

September 15, 2020

Comedian John Bishop will be Right Here, Right Now at the M&S Bank Arena – in 2022.

The Liverpool-born funnyman is bringing his world tour to the Liverpool waterfront for two dates on March 4 and 5.

The tour is due to open in Peterborough in September next year and will...

September 12, 2020

It’s been a long year without much to laugh about, so the fact that at least one Liverpool comedy club is planning on reopening its doors is good news.

Ahead of Laughterhouse restarting gigs (in Covid safe surroundings) at its Fenwick Street base, it stepped in to stage...

September 11, 2020

Daniel Kitson is set to return to the Liverpool Everyman this autumn – but will play to a completely empty theatre.

While the Yorkshire-born comedian and writer is on stage in Hope Street over four nights from November 4-7 with his new show Dot. Dot. Dot. his audience w...

August 29, 2020

Liverpool Laughterhouse is due to reopen its doors to comedy fans at the end of September.

And ahead of that the popular comedy club is announcing its return with a pair of shows as part of the new Liverpool Theatre Festival.

Comedy fans will be able to enjoy a laugh at...

August 27, 2020

Live performance has returned to the city with the inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival taking place at the Bombed Out Church.

The nine-day outdoor festival programme was due to open on Friday, September 11 with actor Andrew Lancel performing Jonathan Harvey’s Swan Song...

May 28, 2020

Women artists are responding to the Coronavirus lockdown in an online project coordinated as part of Liverpool’s RISE programme.

A dozen micro-commissions are being brought together under the RISE banner, which aims to celebrate the talents of extraordinary women.

They i...

March 19, 2020

Even in our darkest times we still have the capacity to laugh about life – and it’s clear we’re going to need lots of humour injected in to 2020.

Help is at hand from some of the nation’s top funny men and women who are planning tours this autumn which take in various L...

March 11, 2020

The Royal Court has marked it’s first ‘Doddy Day’ by unveiling a new mural tribute to the late legendary Liverpool entertainer.

Artist Paul Curtis, who also designed the Liver Bird wings mural in the Baltic Quarter, has created two giant panels on former advertising hoa...

February 24, 2020

Jason Manford is returning to the stand-up stage with a massive new 99-date UK tour which comes to the M&S Bank Arena next autumn.

The Salford-born comedian and actor – and recent star of TV hit The Masked Singer – will appear at the waterfront venue on October 6 2021.

A...

February 14, 2020

Frank Skinner is bringing his Showbiz tour to the Liverpool Empire this autumn.

The writer, comedian, actor and presenter was due to appear at the theatre on April 23.

But the show - a small number of extra dates he has added following a sold-out five-week run in the Wes...

January 21, 2020

It’s always been a great theatre for comedy – both in its previous incarnation as the Neptune, and since it reopened its doors seven years ago.

And this season is no exception at the Epstein Theatre in Hanover Street, which is playing host to some Liverpool favourites a...

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September 28, 2020

Liverpool is to stage its first annual Doddy Day - bringing a little happiness to the city in the middle of the current Covid crisis.

The event in memory of the late Sir Ken Dodd will take place on Saturday, November 7 and will include The Happiness Show at the Royal Court.

Doddy Day is a collaboration between the Liverpool Comedy Trust, Ken Dodd Charitable Foundation, Royal Court Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool, Radio Merseyside and Knotty Ash Productions.

Sir Ken, who died in 2018, was a great believer in the health benefits of laughter and that good comedy is medicina...

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