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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...

January 7, 2020

Comedy is returning to Liverpool’s Royal Court – and in a big way – this spring.

The Roe Street theatre’s Studio is playing host to a series of shows by some of British comedy’s brightest talents.

Comedy gigs were a regular feature in the basement space in its old incarn...

December 6, 2019

A special comedy benefit evening in Liverpool to raise funds for Reds fan Seán Cox has been postponed.

Support Seán – You’ll Never Walk Alone was due to take place at the M&S Bank Arena on March 15 with proceeds going to The Seán Cox Rehabilitation Trust.

John Bishop, Jo...

November 4, 2019

Alexei Sayle is set to perform at the Epstein Theatre as part of his first live stand-up tour for seven years.

The Liverpool-born actor, author and funnyman will bring his new UK tour to Hanover Street from March 12-14 next year.

And demand for tickets has been so great...

September 25, 2019

Ardal O’Hanlon is bringing his live solo show to the Epstein Theatre next year as part of an extension to his current UK tour.

Tickets for The Showing Off Must Go On, arriving at the Hanover Street venue on February 26, are on sale now.

Where O’Hanlon comes from there is...

August 11, 2019

Caz ‘n’ Britney are back - and they mean business.

The award-winning, irresistible Scouse twosome are set to return to the stage for the first time in five years when Scottie Road – The Musical comes to the Epstein Theatre for one night only on October 6.

Gillian Hardie...

July 21, 2019

There’s a whole season of searing, saucy and surreal comedy heading Liverpool’s way this autumn.

Fans who fancy a spot of rib-tickling, funny bone tweaking or belly laughing fun are set to be spoilt for choice.

Along with the annual Liverpool Comedy Festival – running fr...

May 24, 2019

Daniel Kitson, Nigel Slater’s Toast and a new production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are among the autumn season at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

The Playhouse will also host two new touring musicals – Little Miss Sunshine and Amelie – which were announced earlie...

May 14, 2019

Sir Lenny Henry is embarking on a new solo tour with a date set for the Liverpool Empire.

An Evening With Lenny Henry – Who Am I Again? takes place on November 6 and follows the publication of his forthcoming memoir.

The Dudley-born 60-year-old’s career started when he w...

April 12, 2019

After MPs expenses, Mozart and the Middle East, Mark Thomas turns to another topic that’s close to his heart – and vents his spleen with vigour in what’s a compelling and carefully-constructed monologue.

The ‘performer and provocateur’ is the son of a retired NHS midwif...

February 19, 2019

Comedian, actor, writer and presenter Jack Whitehall is going back on the road this autumn with his biggest tour yet – and he’s making a date for Liverpool.

The 30-year-old star of Bad Education, Fresh Meat and Decline and Fall will bring his Jack Whitehall: Stood Up sh...

February 11, 2019

Laughterhouse Live has a stellar line-up of comedy talent set to keep audiences entertained next week – and it’s all in an excellent cause.

The show at the Philharmonic Hall on February 20 will raise funds for Alder Hey, Claire House Children’s Hospice, and Pete Fitzmau...

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February 14, 2020

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

The April 23 show is one of a small number of extra dates the writer, comedian, actor and presenter has added following a sold-out five-week run in the West End for the acclaimed show.

He said today: “The more people like this show the more I want to do it. There were some places I didn’t do on tour and some I did do that sold out extremely quickly. So now I’m refreshed, refuelled, and raring to get back out there.”

Skinner was working as an English teacher when in 1987 he decided to start doing sta...

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