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January 21, 2020

The Empire’s sweeping stage and cavernous auditorium is the natural habitat of all-singing, all-dancing, all-action musical extravaganzas.

So it’s perhaps not unreasonable to wonder whether an intimately-told tale of love and longing might find itself lost in such capac...

January 16, 2020

A national tour of author Helen Forrester’s By the Waters of Liverpool is set to kick off at home on the banks of the Mersey this spring.

The play, which comes from the same creative team as the popular Twopence to Cross the Mersey, will open at the Floral Pavilion in N...

January 10, 2020

Peter Pan will have barely left the stage at Storyhouse in Chester this month when he will be back – but in a very different guise.

After Storyhouse presented the popular story of the boy who wouldn't grow up as its Christmas show, Mischief Theatre now returns to the Hu...

January 8, 2020

Football fans are being urged to pitch in to a new community-led theatre production set to be staged at the Liverpool Everyman this season.

Molly Taylor’s ROAR! tells the story of the devotion and commitment shown in following a team, whether it be a local league side o...

January 1, 2020

With the New Year comes a new crop of great shows to see at the theatre.

And Liverpool audiences are in for a treat in 2020 with both the arrival of some completely new productions, and the return of some old friends.

Whether it’s a meaty, thought-provoking drama or an u...

December 16, 2019

It should perhaps come as no surprise that a venue that calls itself Storyhouse should be committed to strong storytelling.

And its 2019 Christmas offering – a new version of JM Barrie’s much-loved children’s classic - has an engaging clarity of narrative as well as bei...

December 13, 2019

Musicals fans are in for a treat with an all-singing, all-dancing abundance of top shows heading Liverpool’s way in 2020.

Never mind sitting in your seat – you’ll be on your feet at some of the productions coming to a theatre near you over the next 12 months.

From Liverp...

December 12, 2019

Do you remember when you stopped believing in Father Christmas, consigning him to never never land along with the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy?

And be honest, does life feel better for it?

There’s a reason Miracle on 34th Street remains such a much-loved tale, 70 yea...

December 11, 2019

The Unity has long eschewed traditional pantomime in favour of magical tales designed to captivate younger audiences.

This season it’s aiming at even younger theatre goers than usual, with Theatre Rites’ Beasty Baby perfect for pre-schoolers and kindergarten kids.

The Lo...

December 11, 2019

It’s now 115 years since Peter Pan was published. So if the boy who wouldn’t grow up actually had, he’d be the oldest man in the world by now.

But despite the years that have passed, JM Barrie’s tale of pirates, crocodiles, Indians and lost boys continues to enchant aud...

December 10, 2019

Actress and comedian Josie Lawrence is joining the cast of Our Lady of Blundellsands which gets its premiere at the Liverpool Everyman next spring.

Lawrence will play Sylvie in playwright Jonathan Harvey’s new work.

The character is a facing beauty who retreats in to her...

December 9, 2019

It’s billed as the greatest fairytale of them all, and it’s certainly a perennially popular festive choice.

So it may come as a surprise to learn the Epstein’s is the only Cinderella in town this season. Just one abandoned glass slipper, a single pair of ugly sisters, a...

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January 18, 2020

The first thing John Evans did when he knew he was going to appear in the Royal Court’s new show was jump in his car and drive to Wales.

Because unlike the characters of Nicky Allt’s comedy Lost in Colomendy – along with tens of thousands of real Scousers for whom it was a rite of passage, the Wirral-raised comedian had never set foot in the Welsh holiday camp.

“I wanted to go and have a look at it so I’d know what I was talking about,” he reveals. "So my wife and I drove up there and we walked half way up Moel Famau. It’s essentially just a big hill so the idea of being lost...

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