July 1, 2020

Chester Storyhouse is set to reopen its doors this weekend – and it’s going back to the site’s original use as a cinema, although only on a temporary basis.

The cultural complex, which opened its doors in 2017, has turned its theatre auditorium in to a pop up cinema scr...

June 29, 2020

It was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer, and now Friends parody Friendsical is heading for Liverpool.

The show, based on the hit TV series, was in the middle of a UK tour until the coronavirus pandemic struck.

It will be staged at the Philharmonic Hall for two n...

June 19, 2020

Chester Storyhouse has announced plans to reopen its doors as early as July 4 – if allowed to by the Government.

The news comes days after its chief executive Andrew Bentley warned the arts organisation was facing an uncertain future because of the continued lockdown du...

June 12, 2020

Chester Storyhouse is urging the Government to produce guidance now over the reopening of theatres before venues run out of time and close for good.

The call came as the organisation today announced Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre will not take place in Chester this sum...

June 8, 2020

Liverpool-based Succour Punch Theatre is taking to the internet with a political web-play series.

The first online play in the Keep Calm Camera On programme goes live this Friday, June 12.

It follows a video call between a team of local Conservative MPs following the new...

June 5, 2020

The Everyman and Playhouse is delivering the first missive in its new online programme Love, Liverpool: An A to Z of Hope.

Liverpool-based disabled writer Mandy Redvers-Rowe has penned a Love Letter to Merseyrail which takes listeners on a journey along side her and her...

June 3, 2020

Liverpool’s Royal Court is screening Les Dennis’ acclaimed one man show Jigsy online from this Friday.

The actor, comedian and presenter performed the play at the Roe Street theatre in 2012, following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Now theatre fans are being g...

May 26, 2020

West End smash hit musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie has moved its Liverpool Empire dates to the autumn.

The award-winning show was due to make its first visit to the city next month.

But with ongoing uncertainty over when theatres might be able to reopen because o...

May 19, 2020

Liverpool Royal Court has announced an update on its next two shows – with one postponed and the second run cancelled.

Audience favourite, disco musical Mam! I’m ‘Ere, was due to return to the Roe Street stage this summer.

But now it is being scheduled for 12 months’ tim...

May 15, 2020

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre has launched an Artist Emergency Response Programme to help creatives affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Building A Future was designed after consultation with 30 artists and performers about what would help them at the current point...

May 13, 2020

The live stage musical version of Baz Luhrmann’s hit film Strictly Ballroom has announced new tour dates – including its Liverpool run.

The show, directed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Strictly professional Kevin Clifton, WAS due to run at the Empire from April 26...

May 13, 2020

The Book of Mormon has become the latest show to reschedule its dates at the Liverpool Empire because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

The smash hit musical was due to visit Lime Street this summer until the pandemic struck.

Now it has moved its residency at the Empire...

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June 25, 2020

Children and young people are being given the chance to see their work staged at the new Shakespeare North Playhouse in a competition backed by Dame Judi Dench.

The theatre – currently being built at Prescot - has teamed up with BBC’s The One Show to launch As You Write It, Your Play on Stage.

The competition is being supported by both Dame Judi, a patron of the new Shakespeare North, and Merseyside writer Frank Cottrell Boyce. It is open to any young person aged seven to 16.

To enter, children and young people need to come up with an idea for a play, along with up to four of...

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