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Everyman and Playhouse unveils summer of shows


Live theatre is returning to the stage at both the Everyman and the Playhouse this summer.

The new season of shows at the theatres includes a renewed run for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blundellsands – its premiere at the Everyman was cut short when the pandemic struck last spring, a visit from the acclaimed The Greatest Play in the History of the World and a live celebration of the theatres’ online Love Liverpool initiative.

It kicks off online with Lauren Silver’s Get Ready With Me: A Clown Show which will be available to stream on May 22.

The programme at the Everyman itself starts on June 16 when Hollyoaks’ actor Luke Jerdy appears in Y’MAM, a new play written by Majid Mehdizadeh and presented in association with Alex Ferguson. The show runs until June 26.

The Hope Street theatre will also host Cherry Jezebel, a new piece by Jonathan Larkin, as part of a Drag Cabaret on July 2-3.

And then Our Lady of Blundellsands returns from September 17 to October 9.

Over at the Playhouse, things get underway on June 24-26 with Apphia Campbell and Meredith Yarbrough’s award-winning WOKE, a story about the 20th Century African-American experience which features a powerful soundtrack of original music.

Above: Y'MAM. Photo Sam Churchill. Top: Julie Hesmondhalgh in The Greatest Play in the History of the World


It is followed by The Greatest Play in the History of the World, starring Julie Hesmondhalgh, which was originally due to be staged in February. It will now play from June 29 to July 3.

Under the Mask, a Tamasha and Oxford Playhouse co-production, visits from July 8-10. It was written by doctor Shaan Sahota who worked in a London hospital during the pandemic.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar finally chews its way into the Williamson Square venue from July 15-17.

And finally, Love Liverpool Live brings the Everyman and Playhouse’s 2020 lockdown audio series to the stage with new writing from Chloe Moss. It is directed by Nathan Powell and runs from July 30 to August 14.

The newly-announced productions are in addition to shows already on sale or in the process of being moved to new dates.

The season has been revealed as part of a joint announcement with the Unity and the Royal Court who have also unveiled their new shows today.

For more on all the new Everyman and Playhouse shows, visit the website HERE

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