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Liverpool Theatre Festival announces first shows for 2021 event

Liverpool Theatre Festival has revealed the initial line-up for its second annual event which takes place this September.

The inaugural festival – created and staged by city producer Bill Elms - took place at the Bombed Out Church last year.

Now it is set to return, from September 1-12, and the first shows have been announced, with more to come.

On Friday, September 3 there will be two performances of the award-winning musical The Last Five Years, presented by Tread Productions and starring real-life married couple Helen Noble and Graham Tudor.

Pearson Theatre Productions and Curtis Productions collaborate for the first time to present Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, a fabulous night of musical theatre, with two dates on Saturday, September 4.

Electric Dreams, a 1980s outdoor musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is staged by A Place for Us Theatre Company with a matinee and evening show on Sunday, September 6.

Absolute Opera presents Opera Beneath the Stars on Thursday, September 9, featuring national and international performers and live piano accompaniment.

And Broken Biscuits returns to the Liverpool on Friday, September 10, with performances at 6pm and 8.30pm.

Finally, Sunday, September 12 sees a celebration of ‘the quiet Beatle’ when actor Daniel Taylor presents Something About George – The George Harrison Story. There will be teatime and evening performances.

Liverpool Theatre Festival in the Bombed Out Chuch. Photo by David Munn

Producer and artistic director Bill Elms said: “Since we announced the return of Liverpool Theatre Festival back in March, we’ve been met with nothing but excitement and a real appetite for a return to theatre and live entertainment.

“It’s been a real pleasure and deeply inspiring talking to the incredibly talented creative teams, who are literally counting down the days until they can once again entertain live audiences and do what they do best.

“We’re delighted to announce the first wave of shows for our September festival, and we’ll be revealing the full programme in the coming weeks.

“We set the bar high last year, and we can confidently say this year the quality and talent is once again excellent.”

Meanwhile a new strand of the festival, Little LTF, opens next month, with 14 pieces of original new work being staged over seven days.

For more details on both the Liverpool Theatre Festival and Little LTF, and tickets, visit the website HERE

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