Theatre in Liverpool

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    Tell Me How It Ends Liverpool Everyman.pdf

    New LGBTQIA+ Shared Reading Taster Sessions Announced At Liverpool’s Everyman 

    The Reader is excited to be launching new LGBTQIA+ inclusive Shared Reading taster sessions at Liverpool Everyman. Two drop-in sessions will accompany a debut play set in the Aids epidemic, Tell Me How It Ends, by Tasha Dowd, agraduate of the award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) programme. These pre-show sessions on 19 and 20 June are open to everyone and FREE to attend. At Shared Reading groups people talk, connect and share experiences using stories,…

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    Twelfth Night Shakespeare North Playhouse

    Theatre Review: Twelfth Night at Shakespeare North Playhouse

    Warrington’s theatre company, Not Too Tame, have provided the Prescot venue with a real marmite of a production. Some of you are going to love it, whilst others, not so. But what can’t be doubted is the level of commitment that the ensemble of the cast bring to their performance.  The play’s setting shifts from Illyria to one of a musical industry setting, one which seems to dwindle in importance as the play progresses. But…

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    Pirates & Whips - The Cage of Men At Hope Street Theatre

    Embark On The High Seas Adventure With Pirates & Whips: The Cage of Men At Hope Street Theatre

    Liverpool get ready to set sail on a rollicking voyage with Pirates & Whips: The Cage of Men, a brand new adult comedy theatre show that promises to be a riotous adventure filled with strong female pirates who dominate the high seas…and men! Written by Barry Levy and the production team consisting of Jennifer Keeley and Caitlin Novak, the adventure follows the journey of five fearless female pirates – Kendell, Alexa, Blunder, Sin, and Chains…

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    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2024 - The Ayoub Sisters

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Returns This July

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the longest running festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK – returns for its 22nd year, from 12 – 21 July. LAAF exists to support and champion creatives from across the Arab region and its diaspora, in the belief that art and creativity have the power to express a shared humanity. The festival will celebrate Liverpool’s unique identity; a city, with a global community and brimming with…

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    Give Me A Break - Hope Street Theatre

    Empowering Women: ‘Give Me A Break’ At The Hope Street Theatre This May

    In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, have you ever paused to consider the trials and tribulations faced by women navigating the complexities of the modern world? Enter Give Me A Break, the latest offering from 4am Productions, poised to challenge and captivate audiences with its raw portrayal of four women’s journey through the trenches of societal expectations. This devised comedy delves into the lives of four women navigating the tumultuous waters of the…

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    Netherley Hillbillies Royal Court

    The Netherley Hillbillies Take The Stage At The Royal Court

    “Come listen to a story ’bout a man name Jed, Found it really hard to keep a roof over his head. Then one day he escaped from being poor When the lottery machine spat out six of his balls.” Jed, Lisa, Elly May and mother-in-law Renie aren’t used to being rich. They were always rich in spirit and all that but now they’re proper rich. Like ‘big house in Formby’ rich.  Jed has got the rags to riches…

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    Lovestruck New Immersive Play

    Lovestruck: Immersive Theatre Show To Get Hearts Racing This Summer

    “Ready for love? Well look no further! Lovestruck have been matching people like you for what feels like an eternity. Using their state of the art hypno-DNA technology, they’re certain you’ll meet someone you find drop-dead gorgeous!Lovestruck are coming to your area with an exclusive event to get hearts pumping, and brains fizzing. Boasting a 100% ‘perfect match’ success rate, they guarantee you’ll never go on another date again…” This summer, Paperwork Theatre presents Lovestruck, a multi-location…

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    Showstopper - Photo credit - Alex Brenner

    Olivier Award-Winning Musical Heading to Liverpool 

    Celebrating 14 years as an unmissable Edinburgh Fringe phenomenon, after a successful West End run and honoured with the Olivier Award, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is coming to Liverpool Playhouse. From Thursday 9 May to Saturday 11 May, audiences will be treated to an ingenious blend of comedy, musical theatre, and spontaneous brilliance.  Direct from London’s West End, Showstopper! The Improvised Musical won the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family Show in 2016, completely…

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    Drop The Dead Donkey - Photo Credit - Manuel Harlan

    Drop The Dead Donkey Brings the Newsroom to Playhouse 

    The original cast and writers of the BAFTA and Emmy award-winning TV comedy reunite for a brand-new stage adaptation of Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! It’s coming to Liverpool Playhouse from Tuesday 14 May to Saturday 18 May. This time, the Globelink News team is not only back but also taking the stage live for the very first time.  Bursting with razor-sharp wit and classic British humour, this brand-new production reimagines the iconic TV…

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    Helen Carter will play Shirley Valentine

    Liverpool Everyman Celebrates 60th Year with Revival of Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine 

    Willy Russell’s one-woman show, Shirley Valentine, comes home to the Liverpool Everyman as part of the theatre’s 60th birthday celebrations from 1st to 29th March 2025. Originally commissioned and staged by the Everyman, the role of Shirley will be played by Liverpool actor Helen Carter in a revival directed by Stephen Fletcher.  Willy Russell is one of the most celebrated and widely produced writers of his generation, with works regularly produced across the globe. Willy has…

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    Tom Cain Interview - 97+ Theatre Show

    In Conversation – Tom Cain (97+ Playwright)

    In a powerful new theatrical drama titled 97+, playwright Tom Cain delves into the profound impact of the Hillsborough disaster. The play explores the ongoing fight for justice and the enduring trauma faced by survivors. For our latest interview, we sat down with Tom to understand his inspiration for 97+ and the significance of representing such a sensitive event on stage. Liverpool Noise: Can you tell us about the inspiration behind 97+ and what drove…

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    The Reader at Calderstones Park - Open-Air Theatre Summer 2024

    Summer Season of Open-Air Theatre In Calderstones Park Brings Liverpool’s 1940s ‘Garden Theatre’ Back To Life

    The Reader charity, based in Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, has announced a season of open-air theatre shows for the summer featuring Shakespearean favourites and Sherlock Holmes. The performances will bring one of the city’s hidden historic gems back to life. The Art-Deco style theatre stage built in 1947 hosted everything from performing dogs and ventriloquists to opera and award ceremonies, and is celebrated in a new book and podcast. The summer season of theatre will begin on Thursday 18…

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    The Kite Runner. Photo Credit - Barry Rivett for Hotshot Photography

    West End And Broadway Hit The Kite Runner Returns To Liverpool 

    Bringing Khaled Hosseini’s internationally bestselling novel to life, The Kite Runner direct from its acclaimed Broadway season is set to make a triumphant return to the Liverpool Playhouse from Tuesday 23 April to Saturday 27 April 2024.  Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, The Kite Runner first captivated Liverpool audiences in 2013 and returned as part of a UK tour in 2018.  It garnered rave reviews and deeply moved audiences with…

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    Che Burnley. Photo Credit: Andy Hollingworth

    Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase Is Back For 10th Instalment

    Designed to provide a platform for black and brown comedy and entertainment talent, the Alternative Black Cabaret Showcase will celebrate its 10th instalment next month at Liverpool’s Royal Court on 11 April.  Run in partnership with Boisterous Theatre Co. and founded by comedian and resident host Che Burnley, the showcase began at Edinburgh Festival in 2016 before finding a regular home in the Liverpool theatre five years ago. Over that time, the showcase has provided…

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    Up Next Festival 2024 Liverpool - Masked Femme

    Up Next Festival Returns To Unity Theatre For 2024

    Unity Theatre’s annual celebration of Merseyside artists – Up Next Festival – is back for 2024, providing a two-week long programme featuring brand-new shows from Merseyside’s most exciting artists and companies. Following an extended break in 2023, Up Next Festival 2024 has been hotly anticipated on Merseyside and is a welcome return of a real Unity Theatre calendar favourite. Up Next Festival has been made possible through Unity’s Open Call Crowdfunder 2023 Donors and as a result…

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    Frankenstein Production Photo. Liverpool Playhouse. Actors Georgia-Mae Myers and Nedum Okonyia. Photo by Ed Waring

    Immersive Frankenstein Spectacle Arrives At Playhouse This April

    A retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, crafted by the innovative theatre company, imitating the dog, merges digital technology with compelling live theatre at the Liverpool Playhouse from Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 April.   This modern adaptation of Frankenstein, produced by imitating the dog, follows their thought-provoking and boundary-pushing productions at the Playhouse, including Heart of Darkness and Macbeth. It’s co-produced with Leeds Playhouse, with whom they have previously collaborated on the critically-acclaimed recreation of…

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    Come Together at the Royal Court Liverpool - Credit Andrew AB Photography

    Review: ‘Come Together’ At Royal Court Liverpool

    Come Together brings us all back home. Following the success of last year’s smash, Two of Us, Tom Connor and Mark Newnham reprise roles they were seemingly born to play as Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Two of Us was outstanding entertainment and Come Together is no less joyful in the company of first-class musicians and the greatest song book of all time. Everyone from Beatles’ aficionados to proud Scousers will lap up a show…

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    Liverpool Everyman Welcomes All to Celebrate its Anniversaries with Open House

    Liverpool Everyman Welcomes All to Celebrate its Anniversaries with Open House    

    To mark Liverpool Everyman Theatre’s 60th birthday and the new award-winning building turning 10, on Saturday 23 March the theatre will open its doors, inviting audiences to join free backstage tours, Q&A sessions, and family-friendly activities across the building.  The day will begin with the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass plaque, a permanent installation designed by Liverpool-born artist Vicki Opomu, to commemorate and honour Douglass’s legacy. Following the unveiling, people will be able to discover parts…

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    Sab Muthusamy of 4am Productions

    In Conversation – Sab Muthusamy (4am Productions)

    We spoke with Sab Muthusamy, co-founder of 4am Productions, a dynamic theatre production company making waves in Liverpool’s arts scene. Sab shares the inspiring journey of 4am productions, born from a desire to provide a platform for diverse voices in the arts. Despite facing challenges and setbacks, Sab’s passion for equal representation fuels the company’s growth and success. Liverpool Noise: For our readers can you tell us about 4am productions and how you got started.…

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    Immersive Theatre - Andrew AB Photography

    Iconic Liverpool Hotel Provides Setting For New Piece of Surreal Immersive Theatre

    A unique site-specific immersive theatre show will take place at a famous Liverpool hotel this spring. The Bedroom is an intimate and interactive show that will invite audiences to a surreal world of bizarre characters and ask people to explore their relationship with domestic spaces, objects, and their strange and questionable role in humanity. The show is the brainchild of Izzie Major, a performance artist from the North West whose work explores the absurd, the ritualistic, the macabre, the feminine and the…