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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 24, 2019

Half a century after he released his debut album, Sir Elton Hercules John is having a moment – driven by the success of flamboyant big screen biopic Rocket Man and an imminent ‘farewell’ tour.

And Rocket Man the song was one of 22 numbers featured in this buoyant celebr...

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 21, 2019

It’s been a long time – 40 years to be exact – since Glyndebourne last performed live opera in Liverpool.

So this three-day visit to the Empire as part of a UK tour is a welcome return to the city stage, and part of a wider coordinated plan to present more performances...

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 15, 2019

An evening at the Philharmonic Hall generally involves a good spread of musical morsels to satisfy the audience’s appetite.

The menu for this inclement Thursday in Hope Street was more a musical sandwich than a full banquet – Shostakovich proving a pared down filling be...

November 13, 2019

Christmas is coming to Church Alley in Liverpool city centre with a stunning light canopy and accompanying festive soundtrack.

Liverpool BID’s Light Spectacular is a 50metre tunnel which will connect Church Street and the historic Bluecoat in School Lane from this Frida...

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...

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