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January 30, 2020

The Bard is back at Calderstones this summer as Shakespeare’s Globe returns to the South Liverpool park.

The London company’s touring ensemble will bring three plays to the park – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and The Tempest, with four performances planned...

January 30, 2020

The new Shakespeare North Playhouse is a step closer to reality with the next phase of construction work heralded by the arrival of a 190ft crane.

The 350-seat Jacobean-style cockpit theatre will complete a Shakespearean triple when it opens in 2022, joining the Globe i...

January 29, 2020

Ask musical theatre fans to name a Kander and Ebb show and they’ll probably offer you Cabaret or Chicago.

But there’s a third ‘C’ in the creative duo’s theatrical cannon – the lesser-known murder mystery musical Curtains, a send-up of theatrical whodunnits with a plum s...

January 27, 2020

Two actors, a handful of props, some judiciously deployed lighting and sound effects, and one ghostly apparition.

Stephen Mallatratt’s tense stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s modern take on the classic Victorian gothic horror is a gripping example of lo-fi, high impact s...

January 27, 2020

The Addams Family are on their way to the Liverpool Empire this summer as part of a new national tour for the musical comedy.

The hit stage show, written by Oscar-winning Marshall Brickman and Tony Award-winner Rick Elice and directed by Matthew White, comes to Lime Str...

January 26, 2020

Last year they brought Liverpool audiences an audacious multi-media infused version of Joseph Conrad’s tale Heart of Darkness.

Now theatre company imitating the dog is back, and with an even more ambitious production, Night of the Living Dead™- Remix, coming to the Play...

January 24, 2020

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic was the first British orchestra to perform the Mahler cycle when Sir Charles Groves wielded the baton back in the 1960s.

Well that was then, and this is now – now being 10 years almost to the day since the RLPO last embarked on a mighty...

January 23, 2020

Musician, songwriter, artist and photographer Alison Goldfrapp is among the judges of this year’s John Moores Painting Prize.

She will join painter Hurvin Anderson, performance and moving image artist Michelle Williams Gamaker, frieze magazine editor-at-large Jennifer H...

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 21, 2020

The Empire’s sweeping stage and cavernous auditorium is the natural habitat of all-singing, all-dancing, all-action musical extravaganzas.

So it’s perhaps not unreasonable to wonder whether an intimately-told tale of love and longing might find itself lost in such capac...

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