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December 9, 2019

Talking mirrors, poison apples, wicked queens. On paper, Snow White could be really quite…Grimm.

But this is panto land, where everyone hums a merry tune, the baddies get their comeuppance (oh yes they do) and the heroine always gets her prince.

There’s much to appreciat...

December 3, 2019

Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom is set to quickstep it to Liverpool as part of an inaugural UK tour for the stage musical.

And Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood will direct the new production which arrives at the Empire in April 2021.

The show is based on...

December 3, 2019

He started his year teaching wellness in sunny St Lucia, and now Robin Windsor is finish 2019 in another ‘St’ – St Helens.

The former Strictly professional dancer is playing the title role in the Theatre Royal’s production of Aladdin.

And he admits it’s something of a pa...

November 27, 2019

Whatever else is going on in the world, there are thankfully some constants in life – one of them being the Everyman rock ‘n’ roll panto.

And here it is, launching Liverpool’s helter skelter rush towards Christmas with its colourful mix of feisty heroines, hapless heroe...

November 22, 2019

Tony Maudsley is coming full circle this Christmas, returning to spend the festive season at the Empire – more than 40 years after he saw his first panto at the Lime Street theatre.

Then it was Cilla Black as the principal boy, while another year Rod Hull and Emu trod t...

November 18, 2019

The Book of Mormon is on its way to Liverpool for the first time.

The multi-award winning show, from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, together with Robert Lopez, will come to the Liverpool Empire in July next year.

It will open on July 14 and run until Aug...

November 16, 2019

Lots of people have a favourite outfit – and Warren Donnelly is no exception.

It’s just that his is a favourite panto coat, which audiences at the Epstein Theatre will be able to enjoy in all its gold-trimmed glory this Christmas.

“Every time I’ve done a pantomime for Re...

November 12, 2019

Two centuries after it was published, the story of Frankenstein and his ‘monster’ continues to resonate in the public consciousness.

Although rather like that other 19th century tale of science clashing with nature – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – it’s poss...

November 12, 2019

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has revealed its full programme of shows for spring 2020.

Theatre bosses are promising “bold new works, re-imagined tales, shows for the family and exciting one-night shows”.

The first wave of casting for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blu...

November 12, 2019

The first wave of casting for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blundellsands – receiving its world premiere at the Everyman in March – has been revealed.

The play, which had its first reading at the Everyword festival back in 2016, will be directed by Everyman and Playhous...

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