Liverpool theatres join forces to present new season of shows
A trio of Liverpool theatres are joining forces as we emerge from pandemic restrictions to launch their new seasons of shows.
The Unity, Everyman and Playhouse, and Royal Court Liverpool have made a long-term commitment to work more closely together to support theatremakers and audiences across the city.
They say that collaborative working will benefit the city’s arts community as a whole, including regional freelance creatives.
In a joint statement, Mark Da Vanzo, chief executive at Liverpool & Merseyside Theatre Trust which runs the Everyman and Playhouse, Gordon Millar, chief executive at Unity Theatre, and Gillian Miller, chief executive at Royal Court Liverpool, said: “During one of the most challenging times for everyone associated with the arts in Liverpool, our industry has collectively pulled together to support one another.
“As the three main producing theatres in the city, we now want to play our part to help theatre makers in Liverpool thrive both now and in the future.
“Our theatres are committed to working together as a collective to nurture new artists, connect with communities, and entertain audiences of the Liverpool City Region and beyond.”
Among the highlights of the three new seasons are a return for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blundellsands, which closed last March part way through its run at the Everyman, Julie Hesmondhalgh in The Greatest Play in the History of the World at the Playhouse, a new musical for the Royal Court written by Chumbawamba’s Boff Whalley and celebrating Anfield community bakery Homebaked, and the Unity’s Open Call programme of shows and events showcasing the work of 22 Merseyside-based artists and companies.
Find out more about the full Royal Court season HERE
Find out more about the full Everyman and Playhouse season HERE
Find out more about the full Unity Theatre season HERE