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April 30, 2018

They’re billing it as the ‘happiest musical around’. And Liverpool audiences are about to see if Summer Holiday is as bright and sunny as a week on a Greek island.

The new stage version of the Cliff Richard film vehicle opens at the Lime Street theatre next week before...

April 29, 2018

Liverpool's annual LightNight extravaganza returns this week with dozens of cultural goodies and special commissions planned for 2018.

LightNight will take place on the evening of Friday, May 18, and involves a host of city centre venues along with a programme of events...

April 28, 2018

The changing face of 19th century London and New York are the subject of a new exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Drawings created by James McNeill Whistler and Joseph Pennell are now on show.

Whistler and Pennell: Etching the City features 38 prints drawn from Na...

April 28, 2018

Liverpool author, playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Harvey brings his latest book to the city’s Waterstones next week.

The 49-year-old will discuss The Years She Stole on Friday, May 4, and will read from the book alongside Coronation Street actress Sally Lindsay.

The...

April 26, 2018

A talented young cellist picked to play for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will become one of the RLPO’s ‘artists in residence’ next season.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016, will be joined by pianists Anderson...

April 26, 2018

You need deep pockets if you want to own a key piece of Beatle-related memorabilia – and amazingly even now there are still items coming to light.

But what would the instrument on which a teenage John Lennon learned to play be worth if it could be located today, 60 year...

April 24, 2018

Anyone who has ever worried their friend has got involved with a wrong’un will watch Love From a Stranger with a mounting sense of foreboding.

And indeed, it’s all about the incremental ratcheting up of the tension in this little-known Agatha Christie tale, brought to t...

April 23, 2018

You wait for one show starring Pete Best and then two come along together.

The real Best is appearing on stage at the Epstein in (selected performances of) Lennon’s Banjo.

But the Beatles’ former drummer, infamously sacked by the band on the cusp of stardom and replaced...

April 22, 2018

Getting a new musical off the ground isn’t for the faint-hearted.

For every Hamilton or Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, there’s a Carrie, Spider Man or I Can’t Sing which for some reason fails to ignite.

And so there’s a lot at stake for productions like Liver Birds Fly...

April 22, 2018

If you feel the earth move under your feet in Liverpool next week it won’t be an earthquake – just the arrival of the seismic stage celebration of one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century.

We had Lennon and McCartney, and America had Goffin and King, the husb...

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