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Hope Street Theatre reopens with busy Autumn programme


Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre is reopening its doors this autumn after being dark for 18 months because of the Covid pandemic.

The theatre is promising a full autumn and winter season of shows when it opens on October 5.

They include a 12-night run for musicals parody called, wait for it, The Musical of Musicals The Musical! from November 16-27, and a Christmas panto, Sleeping Beauty, which opens on December 16 and runs until December 30.

The theatre reopens on October 5-6 with Scriptshop’s Leaving, which features four new plays, while the annual Beatle-inspired Ticket to Write festival takes place on October 8 and 9.

Liverpool theatre company Naughty Corner Productions presents its latest show Sheep from October 14-16, and the musical Spring Awakening comes to Hope Street from October 28-30 courtesy of Warrrington’s First Act Drama.

Liverpool son Leonard Rossiter is the subject of the titular Rossiter from Cardiff’s Matter of Act theatre company (November 4-6).

And the life of another Merseysider, Hoylake-raised Cynthia Lennon, is recalled in Mike Howl’s play This Girl, running from November 8-14.

Meanwhile Wirral’s Off The Ground theatre company brings The Drunks to the venue from December 2-4.

Hope Street Theatre general manager Sam Donovan says: “After almost 18 months, we’re excited to be able to finally re-open our doors to welcome back new and old companies to the venue.

“The Hope Street Theatre is all about celebrating the wealth of talent on offer in the region from youth theatre to community companies and professional productions, and we believe that this re-opening season shouts that from the rooftops.”

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