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Everyman and Playhouse reveals season of world premieres and revisited classics

The Everyman and Playhouse will stage three world premieres in the first full season under its new creative director Suba Das.

Meanwhile Das will direct a new, 40th anniversary production of Caryl Churchill’s landmark play Top Girls, opening next March, and before that will take over the helm of the Everyman’s popular Rock ‘n’ Roll panto which will be given a makeover with a new creative team including a return for former Everyman artistic director Peter Rowe who is writing the script.

The first of three premieres comes on September 27 with A Billion Times I Love You, written by Patrick Maguire and directed by Jessica Meade and which runs at the Everyman until October 8. The new production is supported by Homotopia.

The Everyman and Playhouse is collaborating with Stockroom to present what is being described as a ‘modern musical riff’ on Alice in Wonderland. It will be staged in summer 2023.

And 20 Stories High and Graeae are involved in High Times and Dirty Monsters.

Above: A Billion Times I Love You is one of three premieres. Top: Suba Das. Photo by Pamela Raith.

Liverpool Playhouse is the venue for a new stage version of the acclaimed book The Beekeeper of Aleppo, presented by Nottingham Playhouse in association with the Everyman and Playhouse and UK Productions and opening on March 1.

And the Williamson Square theatre will also host touring productions of Othello, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Smartest Giant in Town and Noughts and Crosses as well as a series of one-off comedy shows.

Suba Das says: “The Liverpool Everyman, together with the Playhouse, have long held one of the greatest reputations in the world as powerhouses of new writing and talent development – it’s what drew me to this incredible role and opportunity.

“I’m unbelievably privileged to have joined a team who are committed to change and transformation, and ensuring we’re a theatre that now leads the way in developing an even wider array of voices and stories that reflect our city and the world we live in.

“It’s challenging for us all right now as we emerge from a pandemic and into a cost-of-living crisis, so it’s been a joy to spend my first three months in my new home connecting with old friends and making new ones.

“It’s through these partnerships and projects that I hope we can ensure that even in tough times, our audiences and artists continue to choose our theatres as their home too – a place where they know their stories and experiences are valued and celebrated.”

For more details on the new season visit the website HERE

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