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 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...

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...

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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 Liverpool venues.

Catch comedy everywhere from regular club nights at locations like Hot Water and Laughterhouse to special one-off shows at the arena, Philharmonic Hall, Unity, Epstein and Royal Court Studio.

Some are well-known faces from the television, while others are at the top of the live comedy circuit. O...

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