West End singers will join rising Liverpool musical theatre performers in a series of cabaret shows in Hope Street this autumn.
32 Above is the brainchild of the city’s musical director George Francis (pictured) and pays homage to New York’s 54 Below – the cabaret venue in the basement of the legendary Studio 54.
Three socially distanced 32 Above cabaret evenings will be held at The Pillbox@ Frederiks – on Wednesdays September 23, October 14 and October 28.
A maximum of 50 tickets will be available for each show which celebrates the best of musical theatre.
The line-up includes Marcus Collins, Gillian Hardie, Kenny Thompson, Stephen Fletcher, Lauren McQueen, Joe Speare and former Everyman Rep Company member Melanie La Barrie.
Francis, whose musical director credits include Amelie in the West End and on tour, Miracle on 34th Street, Fiddler on the Roof, Paint Your Wagon and The Big I Am, is producing the shows and will also play in the four-strong house band.
He said: “I’m so excited to be bringing these cabarets to Liverpool especially after we’ve all missed live entertainment so much this year.
“When I visit New York, the community feel always reminds me of Liverpool and nowhere more than at 54 Below, the cabaret bar that inspired these nights.
“We want to celebrate the musical theatre community we have here in Liverpool with evenings of great live music with familiar faces and new graduates who have come into the industry in the most difficult year. I hope it will be a magical evening.”
Tickets are £15 for all shows and are available HERE