Theatre in Liverpool

Theatre show previews and reviews

  • Epstein Theatre Whats On - Axel Blake

    Spring Into 2023 At Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre

    Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre is looking forward to a fantastic start to 2023 with the announcement of a busy programme of events for music, theatre and comedy lovers. Epstein Entertainments Ltd is celebrating its first anniversary running the grade II listed city venue by delivering an unmissable range of top-quality entertainment this spring. The season gets underway this Thursday, 26 January with a sold-out show New Purple Celebration: The Music of Prince, a musical extravaganza celebrating…

  • Liverpool Theatre School - Smash Hit Musical SIX

    Future Stars Invited To Experience Life As A Student At Elite Liverpool Theatre School

    Talented young performers across Merseyside are being offered the chance to experience a day in the life of a student at Liverpool Theatre School as the centre of excellence announces a series of taster days for those considering a professional career on the stage.  Liverpool Theatre School, whose graduates can be seen in smash hit shows such as SIX, Frozen the Musical, Wicked and Blood Brothers, is inviting aspiring performers to enjoy a broad range…

  • Varna International Ballet - Swan Lake

    Varna International Ballet And Orchestra Heading To Liverpool Empire Theatre This Month

    Raymond Gubbay Limited will present Varna International Ballet and Orchestra visiting the UK for the very first time in their 75-year history with classical performances of THE NUTCRACKER, SWAN LAKE, and GISELLE. Varna Ballet will visit Liverpool Empire Theatre 23-25 January.   Renowned for its award-winning soloists and magnificent corps de ballet, the company has been delighting audiences for decades at home in Bulgaria and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.  Artistic Director…

  • Cast of Masquerade at the Arts Bar - credit David Munn Photography

    One Week To Go Until Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre Will Transform Into The Masquerade Club

    A powerful and poignant tale of love, loss, freedom, and friendship among Liverpool’s LGBT+ community opens at the city’s Epstein Theatre next week. The unique immersive show will see the Hanover Street venue transform into the famous Masquerade Club. The electrifying new and reimagined production of Masquerade, written by Laura Lees with additional material by Tom Lloyd and James Baker is set in Liverpool’s iconic gay club in the 1980s and features a heavenly disco soundtrack. The brand-new full-scale version of the play…

  • Liverpool Theatre School Presents Lord of the Flies with an All Female Cast

    Liverpool Theatre School Presents Lord of the Flies With All-Female Cast

    Talented students from Liverpool Theatre School are set to take over The Hope Street Theatre this week as an all female cast of Third Year students put on an incredible production of Lord of the Flies from 15-16 November.    Based on the classic novel by William Golding, the play tells the story of a group of young boys who find themselves stranded on a desert island following a plane crash. As the boys fall…

  • The Scouse Jack And The Beanstalk

    Don’t Miss The Scouse Jack And The Beanstalk At The Royal Court This Festive Season

    The Royal Court Christmas show is back, with The Scouse Jack And The Beanstalk! You want stupid jokes? They’ve got ’em. You want the best live music in town? They’ve got that too. Rude words, drinks at your table and great meals before the show? They’ve got it all covered!  The Royal Court Christmas shows are not for kids so leave them at home and treat yourselves to a great night out!  Jack’s mum is fuuumin’.…

  • Theatre In The Rough New Eco-Arts Project - GROUND

    Participants Wanted for Theatre In The Rough’s New Eco-Arts Project

    Liverpool’s Theatre in the Rough has been awarded funding for GROUND – a new arts project exploring the issue of Climate Anxiety in young people. They are now seeking ten participants to create original work for a brand new film and publication. The climate’s in crisis, and that’s some heavy weather. GROUND asks how we can anchor ourselves when the scale of the problem seems overwhelming. To explore these feelings positively, Theatre in the Rough…

  • The Scousetrap - Royal Court Theatre Liverpool - Credit Jason Roberts Photography

    Review: The Scousetrap at Liverpool Royal Court Theatre

    A show at the Royal Court Theatre rarely disappoints. In advance of taking your seat you know you are in for a belly full of laughs, mickey taking, wonderful scenery, bawdy language, over-acting and fourth wall breaking and you will exit into the night happier for the experience.  The Royal Court’s latest production, The Scousetrap, is another loony Liverpool take on a classic, this time the world’s longest running play, The Mousetrap by the Queen…

  • 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…