Five famous faces to catch on Liverpool stages this spring
Liverpool theatres and concert halls are showcasing a packed programme of events and appearances for 2024.
And amid the plays, musicals, gigs and live stand-up shows which are heading for the city over the next few months, there are also some special one-off events which give Liverpool audiences the chance to learn more about some fascinating famous faces.
From chefs to horticulturalists, politicians to adventurers, and songwriters to scientists, one thing these people share is a real, deep-seated passion for what they do.
And now they are coming to a venue near you to share and pass on that passion in a series of live shows.
While some shows have already sold out, here are five events taking place this spring where tickets are still up for grabs.
The World According to Kaleb
Philharmonic Hall – March 3
Shut the gate! Kaleb Cooper, Chipping Norton’s finest celebrity farmer and The Sunday Times best-selling author, who shot to fame starring in the Amazon Prime series, Clarkson’s Farm, has decided to conquer his fear of the unknown and embark on his first ever theatre tour.
Cooper has captured the hearts of viewers around the world with his often-frustrating quest to teach Jeremy Clarkson a thing or two about farming, as well as his extremely amusing comments on life, the universe and everything.
First and foremost a farmer, Cooper is now learning something new himself and stepping outside of his beloved Chippy to treat audiences to a rip-roaring riot of a show.
Tickets are £29.50-£39.50. Book HERE
Caroline Quentin: The Plot so Far
M&S Bank Arena – March 10
Join actress Caroline Quentin for an evening devoted to horticultural hilarity, love and the therapeutic power of attending to the soil beneath our feet.
Inspired by her new book Drawn to the Garden, this heartwarming and humorous exploration of the joys of gardening brings to life Quentin’s passion for plants, vegetables and the simple pleasures of cultivating the earth.
Over the years she’s come to realise that gardening, just like life, is a series of baffling failures but also unplanned successes and happy accidents.
Expect singing, dancing and showing off as Quentin’s tales, told to Maria McErlane, blossom on stage.
Tickets are £28.50. Book HERE
Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Mad, Bad and Dangerous
Philharmonic Hall – March 11
Spend an evening in the extraordinary company of Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he goes beyond his record-breaking achievements to explore the man behind the myth.
The world’s greatest living explorer has circumnavigated the surface of the globe from pole to pole, became the first person to cross the Arctic and Antarctica on foot, broken countless world records of endurance, and discovered the Lost City of Ubar in Arabia. He is the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest, and completed seven consecutive marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Sir Ranulph will share stories from his legendary exploits and adventures, from his mischievous childhood to his time in the military and beyond, revealing for the first time his own personal heroes and the incredible lessons he learnt from them which have informed his hazardous profession.
Tickets are £30.50-£42.50. Book HERE
M&S Bank Arena – March 16
Award-winning chef, restauranteur, broadcaster and writer Rick Stein delves into his lifelong affair with cooking and his unwavering devotion to the brilliance of great British produce in this new tour coming to Liverpool.
From humble beginnings to the pinnacle of culinary success, Stein’s story is one of perseverance and passion.
Discover how this self-taught chef, with no prior experience, went on to establish a thriving restaurant business that has become a national institution.
Revelations from the kitchen, poetic interludes, musical delights and stories of global adventures are all on the menu.
Tickets are £38.50. Book HERE
Tim Rice: My Life in Musicals
Liverpool Playhouse – May 2
In this live stage event, multi award-winning, internationally renowned lyricist Sir Tim Rice reflects on his illustrious career at the heart of musical theatre, sharing anecdotes behind the songs – the hits and the misses along with stories of his life and live performances from the wonderful catalogue of songs that are synonymous with his name and that of his collaborators.
Musical accompaniment will be from an array of some of the UK’s leading West End singers and musicians led by Musical Director Duncan Waugh.
And with the show packed with songs including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, Any Dream Will Do, A Whole New World, Can You Feel The Love Tonight?, I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Chess, Circle of Life, I Know Him So Well and A Night In Bangkok, My Life In Musicals is a must for fans of musical theatre and brilliant music.
Tickets are £26-£43. Book HERE