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Brian Patten’s Family Tale, The Story Giant, Brings Four Children From Different Corners Of The World Together In Dreamtime This Easter.

This Easter a magical storytelling adventure for all the family will be brought to life by the Everyman Company. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Mersey Sound, the Hope Street venue will present a new adaptation of The Story Giant. The production runs from Thursday 13th April to Saturday 29th April and features Richard Bremmer as the eponymous Story Giant.

Once upon a time, as darkness falls, four children from different corners of the world meet in dreamtime. By the flickering firelight, up the spiral staircase of his crumbling library, the Story Giant waits for them. He is older than memory, older than time and for generations he has collected stories like falling stars.

Burjesta Theatre presents…Shakespeare – War Play, This March.

 

‘They smile at me that shortly shall be dead…’

Burjesta Theatre presents…Shakespeare – War Play

Adapted entirely from the text of Shakespeare’s History Plays ~Edward III~Richard II~Henry IV Parts 1 & 2~Henry V, Henry VI Parts, 1, 2 & 3~Richard III, an epic tale of warfare, power and destruction will be presented at The Casa on Hope Street on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Friday 31st March.

Of the many characters included, Burjesta have on offer for the audience, The Black Prince, Edward, The Comic Knight, Falstaff, Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou the Warrior Queen and Richard Crookback.

LHK Productions Looking For Stars Of Tomorrow To Perform In Annie Musical.

Calling all Merseyside youngsters! It doesn’t have to be ‘The Hard Knock Life’ because if you love to perform and were born for the stage, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

LHK Youth Theatre is offering young performers aged 6 to 18, the opportunity to audition for its 2017 autumn production Annie The Musical. If you think you have what it takes to be Merseyside’s next big star, open auditions will take place on Sunday 5th March from 12pm at The Epstein Theatre.

COAL! Award Winning Dance Drama Is Back For Spring 2017.

The drama, the tragedy and the unbreakable spirit of a working class community fighting for its future…the show the critics hailed as “urgent and heroic” and “emotional dynamite” is back!

The winner of the U.K. Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, Gary Clarke’s COAL returns with a string of dates across the country for Spring 2017, including Make Liverpool, as part of the LEAP Festival on March 1st and 2nd.

Given a Four Star review by The Times and hailed as ‘both humane and powerfully dramatic’ by The Guardian, COAL is a riveting dance theatre show that takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face.

The Epstein Theatre Proudly Presents Its First Shakespeare Play With The Classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Epstein Theatre proudly presents its first ever Shakespeare Production. The most magical of comedies A Midsummer Night’s Dream is brought to the stage by Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April.

One of The Bard’s funniest and most popular plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been adapted by Helen Jeffery and this timeless comedy promises to dazzle audiences with an unforgettable tale of love and adventure.

An array of the city’s finest talents come together to tell this most remarkable of tales.

Folk Singer/Songwriter Seth Lakeman Heading To Warrington Next Month.

West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman is returning to Parr Hall next month as part of a new album tour.

Ballads of the Broken Few, Seth’s eighth studio album was released in September with the single Meet Me in the Twilight playlisted soon after on B.B.C. Radio 2. The album, which was produced by Ethan Johns, is a stunning combination of the singer’s dynamic songwriting and playing, and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Kin.

Seth’s soaring vocals are perfectly complemented by the seamless harmonies of Wildwood Kin who are also from Devon.

George Bernard Shaw Classic Pygmalion Updated For 21st Century In Radical New Version By Headlong At Playhouse.

A radical new version of the classic text, Pygmalion, will be at the Playhouse this spring. George Bernard Shaw’s acute comedy is a hilarious and poignant tale of two opposites, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, trying to find a common language. The production runs at the Williamson Square venue from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March.

The science of speech. That’s my profession. I can place any man within six miles. I can place him within two miles in London. Sometimes within two streets.”

Everyman Rep Explores Aspiration And Working Class Rebellion As Nick Bagnall Directs Manfred Karge’s The Conquest Of The South Pole.

 

The luminosity of 1980s Berlin is brought compellingly to present day Liverpool by the Everyman Company in The Conquest of the South Pole. Associate Director Nick Bagnall directs Manfred Karge’s story of rebels who imagine themselves on Roald Amundsen’s expedition in their attic. Full of inventiveness, defiance and aspiration, the spirit of this classic European text is as vital now in Brexit Britain as it was in Germany 30 years ago.

“No it’s not triumphs we need to act out, friends, not triumphs. We do failures better, they’re our staple diet. Every trip to Poundland is a failure. Every phone call about a job ad is a failure. Spending so many hours at the keyboard the letters come off on your hands.”

Award Winning Liverpool Singer Songwriter Launches His Eagerly Awaited New Album At The Epstein Theatre.

Award-winning Liverpool singer songwriter Robert Vincent will launch his eagerly awaited new album at The Epstein Theatre next month.

On Thursday 2nd March, Robert will take to the stage at The Epstein Theatre to launch his extraordinary new album I’ll Make The Most of My Sins presented by At The Helm Records. He will be joined by special guests Peter Brutnell and Robbie Cavanagh.

All Star Cast Revealed For The Epstein Theatre’s Egg-citing Easter Panto.

Call 911! Temperatures will be shooting through the roof in Merseyside as LHK Productions has revealed its egg-citing all-star cast for its Easter pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

After its phenomenal Christmas panto Aladdin, which received rave reviews, LHK Productions is delighted to return to The Epstein Theatre this Easter with another egg-cellent panto from Friday. April 7th – Sunday April 23rd and, as ever, audiences can expect it to be a dazzling, star-studded affair.

Producer Lee Kelly has announced that boyband star and heart-throb Lee Brennan will be starring in the panto alongside Liverpool’s very own queen of stage and screen Tina Malone.