September 23, 2020

Halloween panto comes to Liverpool’s Bombed Out Church next month when Succour Punch Theatre presents BoJo’s World.

The half-term Covid-safe – Covid-themed - pantomime production will be performed from October 26-30 at the Leece Street landmark.

The dreaded Assassin Bug...

September 20, 2020

It was due to open Liverpool Theatre Festival with a flourish, but Swan Song turned out instead to be an altogether more apt finale to this busy week of live performances.

Jonathan Harvey’s wily monologue was premiered at Edinburgh and at the Hampstead Theatre back in 1...

September 15, 2020

While Oliver Dowden continues to dither over his aptly named Operation Sleeping Beauty, an increasing number of theatre makers are taking matters into their own hands to bring live performance back to the people.

And if the sell-out audience for Deathly Confessions is a...

September 12, 2020

Panto is coming to Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena this winter with a production of Jack and the Beanstalk promising socially distanced festive family entertainment.

Dancing on Ice champion Jake Quickenden, Leanne Campbell and Bippo will star in the Shone Productions show wh...

September 8, 2020

John Godber’s comedy cocktail Shakers comes to Liverpool Theatre Festival at the Bombed Out Church next week.

And Godber and his co-writer, wife Jane Thornton, have given RTB Productions permission to tweak the story to bring it up to date – along with giving in a ‘Scou...

September 5, 2020

Shakespeare North Playhouse has appointed its first creative director ahead of the new theatre opening in 2022.

Laura Collier will be in charge of programming at the Prescot venue, which stands close to the site of the town’s original Tudor playhouse.

The £24m theatre pr...

September 4, 2020

West End singers will join rising Liverpool musical theatre performers in a series of cabaret shows in Hope Street this autumn.

32 Above is the brainchild of the city’s musical director George Francis (pictured) and pays homage to New York’s 54 Below – the cabaret venue...

September 2, 2020

The Liverpool Everyman has postponed its popular Rock ‘n’ Roll panto because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The Hope Street theatre was planning to stage its own unique version of Robin Hood this Christmas, having announced the show – written by Mark Chatterton an...

September 1, 2020

Performance comes to the streets of Liverpool this weekend as the city’s Without Walls initiative continues.

Last weekend saw a myriad of music-based entertainment spring up outdoors including Bev’s Busking Bonanza in Williamson Square and classical music in Castle Stre...

August 27, 2020

Live performance has returned to the city with the inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival taking place at the Bombed Out Church.

The nine-day outdoor festival programme was due to open on Friday, September 11 with actor Andrew Lancel performing Jonathan Harvey’s Swan Song...

August 22, 2020

New year, new beginnings? We can certainly hope that 2021 proves a very different 12 months to 2020 – particularly for theatre.

And there is a glimmer of light for lovers of live performance.

Because the fact programmes and seasons have been hit hard by the Coronavirus p...

August 20, 2020

Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse has teamed up with director Emma Rice’s Wise Children company to present a special Northern online screening of her new production.

A live performance of Romantics Anonymous will be streamed to city audiences on September 22.

The show, a co...

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September 16, 2020

It’s bah humbug to Coronavirus at Storyhouse with news that the venue is set to stage A Christmas Carol over the festive season.

The new Storyhouse Originals production of the Dickens’ favourite will open at the Chester cultural venue on November 7 for an eight-week run.

Priority booking for Storyhouse members opens this Friday with tickets going on general sale from Monday, October 12.

Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future will converge on the Hunter Street theatre in Covid-safe fashion with audiences limited to 200 per show – around 40% capac...

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