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November 18, 2019

The Book of Mormon is on its way to Liverpool for the first time.

The multi-award winning show, from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, together with Robert Lopez, will come to the Liverpool Empire in July next year.

It will open on July 14 and run until Aug...

November 16, 2019

Lots of people have a favourite outfit – and Warren Donnelly is no exception.

It’s just that his is a favourite panto coat, which audiences at the Epstein Theatre will be able to enjoy in all its gold-trimmed glory this Christmas.

“Every time I’ve done a pantomime for Re...

November 12, 2019

Two centuries after it was published, the story of Frankenstein and his ‘monster’ continues to resonate in the public consciousness.

Although rather like that other 19th century tale of science clashing with nature – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – it’s poss...

November 12, 2019

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has revealed its full programme of shows for spring 2020.

Theatre bosses are promising “bold new works, re-imagined tales, shows for the family and exciting one-night shows”.

The first wave of casting for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blu...

November 12, 2019

The first wave of casting for Jonathan Harvey’s Our Lady of Blundellsands – receiving its world premiere at the Everyman in March – has been revealed.

The play, which had its first reading at the Everyword festival back in 2016, will be directed by Everyman and Playhous...

November 11, 2019

In a world where tolerance of others is in increasingly short – nay perilous – supply, it’s good to be reminded of the empowering virtues of friendship, loyalty and acceptance.

After all, as Elvis Costello sang (and no, he’s not the Elvis who gets a nod in amongst the s...

November 5, 2019

The 1968 classic zombie movie Night of The Living Dead™ will be recreated shot-for-shot live on stage at the Liverpool Playhouse next year.

Theatre company imitating the dog and the Leeds Playhouse are set to bring their production Night of the Living Dead™- Remix to th...

November 3, 2019

A Christmas Carol – the musical comes to the Royal Court stage this week in a North West premiere.

BOST (Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust) presents the all-singing, all-dancing version of Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale from November 7-10.

The cast of 70 – includi...

November 1, 2019

He took the Strictly crown and glitterball trophy after winning the public’s appreciation with a series of fleet-footed turns on the dancefloor.

But even his more flamboyant costumes and dance numbers couldn’t have completely prepared Joe McFadden for his current role,...

October 17, 2019

The Strictly pros are heading for Liverpool next year – and the line-up has now been revealed.

Ten top dancers will quickstep into the M&S Bank Arena on May 15 as part of a major Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals UK tour.

Fans will be able to see Australian Open...

October 16, 2019

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre is marking 40 years at its Hope Place base in 2020.

Theatre bosses have unveiled a busy programme of work from artists and organisations which have a relationship with the venue as well as other world-class visiting companies.

And they have also...

October 14, 2019

Amélie Poulain’s fantastical journey comes to an end in Liverpool this week as the stage musical version of the cinematic hit concludes its inaugural UK tour with a Playhouse residence.

And it’s both a delightful petite gâterie for Liverpool audiences and a triomphe mas...

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November 22, 2019

Tony Maudsley is coming full circle this Christmas, returning to spend the festive season at the Empire – more than 40 years after he saw his first panto at the Lime Street theatre.

Then it was Cilla Black as the principal boy, while another year Rod Hull and Emu trod the boards.

“Rod Hull and Emu – how exciting was that?!” he laughs. “I was desperate to meet Emu, desperate. But I was on a school trip so I was ferried straight back on to the bus.”

Even then, the youngster from Kirkby was more interested in what went on behind the scenes, or “around the corner” as he puts it.

“I...

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