Category Archives: News

Award-Winning Interactive Theatre, Standard:Elite, Comes to Liverpool.

‘Elites make the big decisions. But that’s okay, they’ve earned it. Right?”

Fresh from its award-winning premiere at the Manchester Fringe (2016), Manchester company Hidden Track Theatre bring their interactive theatre game about class, Standard:Elite, to Unity Theatre Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Fringe on 17th June at 6pm.

Standard:Elite is an irreverent homespun storytelling show with a difference – the audience get to decide how the story unfolds. At least, some of them do. Divided into Standards and Elites, and progressing through live game playing and real choices, the audience build a new show every night, whilst exploring issues of class, competition and privilege.  In a new political landscape, this is anarchic political theatre with a new bite.

Stewart Lee Brings His Brand New Long-Form Show To Chester’s Storyhouse This Autumn.


After four years of writing and performing half hour episodes of stand up for his television show, Content Provider is Stewart Lee’s first brand new, long-form, full length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.  The show opened at Leicester Square Theatre in November 2016 to great acclaim and tours throughout the U.K. stopping of at Storyhouse – Chester’s brand new £37million theatre, cinema and library complex on Tuesday 3rd October for one-night only.

Stewart Lee began stand-up in 1988 at the age of 20, and won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 1990.  In 2001 he co-wrote the libretto for Richard Thomas’s Jerry Springer, The Opera, which went on to win four Olivier Awards.

Legendary Performer Joe Longthorne Returns To Liverpool With His Sensational Band.


Television and Recording star Joe Longthorne returns to The Epstein Theatre on Friday 26th May. Joe will be joined on stage with his sensational live band and special guest artist.

Come and join Joe as he takes you on a rollercoaster of songs and impressions including Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and his incredible impression of Sammy Davis Jr., all delivered with 100% accuracy. With Gold and Platinum albums to his name and with records sales in the region of 10 million, Joe is up there with the best of them.

Countdown To The First Ever New Brighton Seaside Festival.

New Festival Brings Seaside Resort Alive With A Feast Of Live Music, Fabulous Food And Family Entertainment.

With the end of May coming swiftly over the horizon, the countdown is now on for a big, exciting attraction to sail into the shores of New Brighton.

There’s just over a week to go until the first ever New Brighton Seaside Festival will make a huge splash – transforming the town into one huge seaside extravaganza like no other. Coming to the Wirral resort this Spring Bank Holiday, the festival brings three days of seaside fun for everyone.

Tate Liverpool And Modern Art Oxford Proudly Present Space Tapestry: Earth Observation and Human spaceflight This Summer

Tate Liverpool and Modern Art Oxford are proud to jointly present chapters from Aleksandra Mir’s new work Space Tapestry. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the artists who depicted Halley’s Comet in 1066, it is a large-scale hand-drawn monochrome wall hanging which forms an immersive environment. Much like a graphic novel, Space Tapestry tells an episodic visual story of space travel.

Legendary Entertainer’s Magic Lives On At The Epstein Theatre.

The Tommy Cooper Show returns to The Epstein Theatre this summer with West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper, in the knockout performance of the year.

Talented Blood Brothers actor Daniel Taylor is no stranger to The Epstein having recently directed and performed in the critically acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of John Lennon at the theatre last summer in Lennon: Through a Glass Onion.

Now he will be bringing his hilarious comedy show to the Epstein which celebrates the life of the legendary entertainer Tommy Cooper “just like that”.

Bob Mortimer And Andy Dawson’s Podcast Now In Human Form At The Epstein Theatre.

Comedy legend Bob Mortimer teams up with Andy Dawson to present Athletico Mince live on stage at The Epstein Theatre on Monday 29th May

After one year, 41 episodes and over five million listens, Bob Mortimer and Andy Dawson are taking their hit comedy podcast on the road, with a host of all-new songs, stories, smart clothes, clear speaking and more.

Following sold-out shows in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and London, the duo will be now bring Athletico Mince to Liverpool so don’t miss your chance to see them at the Hanover Street theatre.

Comedian Carl Hutchinson Squares Off Against Life’s Petty Annoyances At The Epstein Theatre.

See one of the U.K.’s most in demand comedians Carl Hutchinson at The Epstein Theatre on Thursday 25th May!

In a world obsessed with answering the complex questions in life, meet the only man brave enough to tackle a multitude of tiny everyday issues, the things that really matter. From people who obnoxiously post motivational quotes on social media to those who urge you to put your phone in rice when you get it wet. Carl Hutchinson takes on a bunch of little everyday issues in his latest show The Fixer.

Everyman Announces Schedule For Rep Season Including New Dates For Fiddler On The Roof.

As the Everyman prepares to open The Sum, the fourth show by the resident Rep Company, the theatre has announced the schedule for the Rep Season that will see all five shows performed multiple times over the space of four weeks in June. There are new dates for the acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof and a chance to see the now familiar Company members shape-shift from one role to the next on a daily basis.

Unity Theatre Announces Rescheduled Opening And Extends Its Out Of Space Season.

The team behind Unity Theatre’s Build Unity Better project has announced that the reopening date for the building, currently undergoing a £845,000 capital development project, has been rescheduled.

Unity Theatre now aim to open with a short ‘soft launch’ summer season in June and July with the building officially opening in Autumn 2017.

On Friday 19th May, Unity Theatre will still be participating in LightNight, Open Culture’s citywide festival, where festivalgoers passing through Hope Place will see window projections and a revised programme of street theatre outside the building.