Theatre in Liverpool

Theatre show previews and reviews

  • The Scousetrap at the Royal Court Theatre Liverpool

    The Scousetrap Comedy Coming To Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre

    Join the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool for the Longest Running Scouse Murder Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, as The Scousetrap arrives from 23 September – 29 October. Liverpool, 1940. The Germans have turned their focus on the biggest port in the country and surely it is only a matter of time before their bombs land on the Royal Navy’s Command Centre. The only thing that has kept Liverpool safe until now is that Adolf Hitler used to…

  • New Dawn Fades Joy Division Play at the Epstein Theatre

    Review: New Dawn Fades at the Epstein Theatre

    Bringing musical legends a little Closer. It is 43 years since Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures was released and New Dawn Fades shows how the band came together in the wake of the DIY ethos of punk times following two Sex Pistols gigs in 1976. It captures the day-to-day grind of making it and becoming much more than their forerunners, and with no little humour and powerful character portrayal. So what could this play do differently to the…

  • Joy Division Stage Show - Epstein Theatre Liverpool

    Acclaimed Joy Division Stage Show Returns To Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre

    A stage play documenting the story of 1970s band Joy Division is embarking on an Autumn tour to mark its 10th anniversary – and includes a return to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre.  New Dawn Fades: A Play About Joy Division And Manchester is the story of four ordinary lads who, inspired by the punk revolution of 1970s Manchester, came together to form one of the most influential bands of all time.  New Dawn Fades: A Play…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival

    Full Line-Up For Liverpool Theatre Festival 2022 Revealed

    The third annual Liverpool Theatre Festival takes place between Wednesday 31 August and Sunday 11 September 2022, with shows daily performed outdoors within the walls of the historic St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool city centre. The festival boasts its biggest programme yet featuring variety and cabaret, comedy, opera, drama, musicals, family shows, and drag acts. The three final additions to complete the programme are The Crown Duels – Gangs Of Hope; Stop The World, We’re Getting Off; and The Forgotten Forest. The full programme…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival - Photo Credit David Munn

    More Shows Added To Line-Up of Liverpool Theatre Festival

    Liverpool Theatre Festival returns in five weeks for its third consecutive year – and it’s back boasting its biggest programme yet bursting with talent, exciting new shows, and plenty of music, glamour, and comedy.  Organisers have announced the next round of shows, which showcases a strong variety and cabaret theme for the 2022 event. The announcement also coincides with the festival’s lead sponsor and partner confirmed.  The line-up currently features 14 shows on sale, including…

  • A Lovely Poetry Festival Liverpool

    A Lovely Poetry Festival Coming To The Everyman Theatre This Summer

    This summer, A Lovely Word in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse bring a brand new poetry festival to the city for everyone. A Lovely Poetry Festival features some of the UK’s top talent, from Liverpool and around the country. At the Everyman Theatre from 1 – 9 July, it will celebrate writing, different voices and showcase the wonderful creative community of Liverpool. Liverpool is a poetry city. A Lovely Poetry Festival celebrates this, uniting,…

  • Speke Hall Outdoor Theatre - Three Inch Fools

    Outdoor Theatre Returns To Speke Hall This Summer

    This summer, the National Trust’s Speke Hall invites visitors for an evening filled with action, music and rip-roaring laughter with three special outdoor theatre performances in the gardens. Audiences will be able to make themselves comfortable with their picnics, blankets, and deckchairs in the colourful surroundings of the North Lawn, and prepare for an evening of mischief and hilarity on 23 June with an inventive and fast-paced adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Twelfth Night. The Three…

  • 10 Huge Theatre And Arena Shows Coming To Liverpool This Year 1

    10 Huge Theatre And Arena Shows Coming To Liverpool This Year

    Are you a theatre fanatic? Do you find joy in visiting your local theatre or arena to indulge in the wonder of the arts and lose yourself with the crowd? Well if so, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you prefer comedy to romance, coming alone or enjoying the day out with your family. There is a show for everyone. We have compiled below a list of some of the most popular shows that…

  • A Night To Remember - Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet and Orchestra

    A Night To Remember – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Ballet and Orchestra

    Allow yourself to disconnect from reality for a while with this beautiful rendition of Swan Lake. It’s sure to be a night filled with the delicate beauty of Ballet and wonderfully composed music. Fever has brought to you this summer, an enchanting night of music accompanied by hypnotising Ballet performances, topped off with the ambient glow of candlelight. Have you ever heard anything quite like it? Fever is an events and experience technology company, whose…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Fantastic Programme Of New Works At Little LTF 1

    Liverpool Theatre Festival Announces Fantastic Programme Of New Works At Little LTF

    Twelve new shows will entertain festival audiences over six days at Liverpool Theatre Festival’s Little LTF at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church. Liverpool Theatre Festival has today revealed the exciting line-up of shows set to be premiered at Little LTF, its festival of new works when it returns to Liverpool City Centre next month. The second annual Little LTF will be staged at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church from Tuesday 3 May to Sunday 8…

  • Shakespeare North Playhouse Unveils Opening Programme For Iconic New Venue 1

    Shakespeare North Playhouse Unveils Opening Programme For Iconic New Venue

    Shakespeare North Playhouse has unveiled its spectacular opening programme, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Johnny Vegas, and Jimmy McGovern among the season highlights at the iconic new £30m theatre in Prescot, Liverpool. The stunning new venue, home to the only 17th-century style timber theatre outside London and anticipated to attract 140,000 visitors a year, will open its doors to the public with a joyful weekend of free festivities, from July 15-17. Kicking…

  • Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF Fringe Event

    Liverpool Theatre Festival Returns For Third Year Alongside Little LTF Fringe Event

    Organisers of the award-winning Liverpool Theatre Festival are delighted to announce its return in Autumn 2022 to take place for a third consecutive year. Little LTF, the festival’s sister event to showcase new works, will also return for a second year in Spring 2022.   Liverpool Theatre Festival was first staged in September 2020 to boost the city’s live performance and creative arts sectors following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the industry. After…

  • Theatre Review: 'Who Cares' At Unity Theatre 2

    Theatre Review: ‘Who Cares’ At Unity Theatre

    Lung Theatre’s Who Cares is a thought provoking and touching play focusing on the lives of three youngsters from Salford who at first seem like any other ordinary teenager, but behind closed doors they are young carers carrying responsibilities beyond anyone’s imaginations. Matt Woodhead’s award-winning play based on real life testimonies is heavy on providing facts to get the message across that young carers in the UK do not get anywhere near enough support or…

  • Liverpool Theatre Troupe Join Forces With 'Play That Goes Wrong' Director For Surreal Clown Odyssey

    Liverpool Theatre Troupe Join Forces With ‘Play That Goes Wrong’ Director For Surreal Clown Odyssey

    Liverpool theatre troupe, Teatro Pomodoro, return from their lockdown slumber with a wonderfully surreal show at the Unity this autumn. From October 7 – 9, the Unity Theatre stage will see Ancient Greece turned upside down in a surreal clown odyssey in a show that welcomes audiences to a world where the mythical Sirens are the unsung heroines, Ulysses will never be the hero he wants to be, and Giant Crabs are taking over. Teatro Pomodoro’s unique and…

  • Final Programme Revealed For Liverpool Theatre Festival 1

    Final Programme Revealed For Liverpool Theatre Festival

    Liverpool Theatre Festival returns in September – and organisers are counting down to opening night by revealing the final programme which includes a further three shows and exciting cast announcements.  Created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms, the outdoor live entertainment festival was first staged in September 2020 to help support the city’s creative arts industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. After huge success during its inaugural year, the event has been expanded for 2021. A new…

  • Participants Wanted for Theatre In The Rough New Eco-Arts Festival

    Participants Wanted for Theatre In The Rough New Eco-Arts Festival

    Liverpool’s Theatre in the Rough has been awarded funding for a new digital arts festival exploring young women’s responses to the Climate Emergency. They are now seeking participants to create original work for the event. 400 Parts Per Million is an online festival of creative responses to the Climate Emergency.  Participants will work with leading activists and environmental scientists from around the world over a four-month period, in order to learn more about the ecological damage…

  • Shakespeare takes over local parks for a summer of outdoor theatre with Imaginarium Theatre 1

    Shakespeare takes over local parks for a summer of outdoor theatre with Imaginarium Theatre

    Imaginarium Theatre are set to return to the parks, gardens and green spaces of the Liverpool City Region this summer with a joyful reprise of one of Shakespeare’s best loved pastoral comedies – As You Like It. The summer tour is taking on locations such as Prescot Woodland Theatre, Crosby Hall, Royden Park, Sudley House and many more across the region in July and August. Imaginarium’s 2016 tour was listed in the Liverpool Echo’s ‘must see’…

  • Physical Fest 2021: UK's only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June 2

    Physical Fest 2021: UK’s only international physical theatre festival returns to Liverpool this June

    The UK’s only international physical theatre festival, Physical Fest, returns to Liverpool this June for an 8-day extravaganza of live & online performance, conversation & workshops, brought to you by the city’s own Tmesis Theatre. Highlights include award winning clown, Lucy Hopkins with her hilarious, Ceremony of Golden Truth, along with incredible circus/dance artists Joli Vyann who will perform a beautiful – and free – outdoor piece. The recently restored Albert Walker Hall – a beautiful hidden gem at the Linacre Methodist Mission in Bootle – is…

  • By the Waters of Liverpool Play Set To Return In Autumn

    By the Waters of Liverpool Play Set To Return In Autumn

    By the Waters of Liverpool has announced the continuation of its UK Tour this September.  The Helen Forrester play, based on the best-selling book will run from September 2021, visiting  seventeen venues across the UK.  The original seventeen date tour was cut short in March 2020, but re-opens again at the Lowther  Pavilion in Lytham on Thursday 9 September and concludes at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton on Sunday 14 November.  The critically acclaimed show…

  • Liverpool’s Royal Court: Music, laughter and memories 1

    Liverpool’s Royal Court: Music, laughter and memories

    Liverpool’s Royal Court is one of the region’s much loved theatres, staging musicals,  comedies and more in both its main auditorium and Studio Theatre.   Throughout the years, it has played a major role in the lives of people in both Liverpool and  beyond. Looking back on my own memories of the theatre, I explore the venue’s history,  some of its memorable productions and its work with communities in the city.   I was 17 years old…