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Liverpool Charity Teams Up With Kid Creole And The Coconuts For One Man’s Story At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

One Man’s Story is the transatlantic tale and touching true love story of “Bongo” Eddie Folk.

Merseyside charity Genie In The Gutter is celebrating its tenth anniversary by taking over the Philharmonic Hall on Friday 7th September, as they produce their first major musical theatre production, with a special live set from Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

One Man’s Story tells the story of “Bongo” Eddie Folk, a world-renowned musician who grew up in New York and performed with the likes of Al Green, James Brown, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts, before finding his home, and love, in Liverpool.

‘Tinderella: An Adult Pantomime’ Brings A Fairy-Tale For Grown-ups To This Year’s Liverpool Fringe!

WDG are bringing a touch of pantomime magic to the Liverpool Fringe Festival. This is the magical story of Tinderella, on the hunt for a sexy fella. Sick of being single, she bags herself a hot date with Z-list celeb – none other than Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews.

But before she can get her hair fixed, nails done, and fake tan sorted, disaster strikes! Her wicked stepmother cuts her benefits. Even with the help of Grindr, her Fairy Godmother, will Tinders make her date on time and, more importantly, will she be able to beat off her ugly stepsisters and get her happy ending? This is panto, but not for kids.

The Coral Announce Headline U.K. Tour For October 2018.

New Album. Move Through The Dawn To Be Released August 31st

Having recently supported Manic Street Preachers on their Arena tour, The Coral announce a U.K. headline tour in October following the release of their new album Move Through The Dawn. The influential Hoylake band’s first headline tour for two years will start in Newcastle and take in London’s Koko and the University of Liverpool’s Mountford Hall on Friday 12th October, before culminating at Manchester Albert Hall on October 13th. Supporting on all dates comes from She Drew The Gun, the acclaimed Liverpool quartet signed to Coral frontman James Skelly’s Skeleton Key label.

Rollers At The Ready As The Salon Books In To The Epstein Theatre.

The Hit Comedy Is Heading For Liverpool Next Week.

Liverpool ladies love their locks – and the secrets of the salon are about to be revealed thanks to the return of Drew Quayle’s hit comedy to the city stage.

Regal Entertainments’ production of The Salon is set to come to the Epstein Theatre following a popular run at St. Helens Theatre Royal. It is guaranteed to cause laughter lines aplenty when it comes to the Hanover Street venue next week from Monday 21st – Saturday 26th May.

An Amazing Production Celebrating 50 Years Of Joseph Coming To The Epstein Theatre.

Tread Productions is proud to present Brothers Beyond, a fantastic Musical Theatre tribute show coming to The Epstein Theatre on Sunday 30th September.

Marking the 50th Anniversary of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, this musical collaboration will be led by former stars of Bill Kenwright’s U.K. touring production of the hit show.

Featuring iconic numbers from some of the biggest West End musicals including Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar and of course Joseph, the show has been created and directed by former Joseph star, Graham Tudor.

Impressive Greater Manchester Band, Jordan Allen, Comes To Liverpool’s Zanzibar On June 15th.

With a seemingly unstoppable momentum driving them to ever greater heights, the time is now for Jordan Allen.

The fresh face of rock’n’roll for the 21st Century, this Greater Manchester four piece continue to surprise and captivate with every radio-storming single and riot-inducing gig fixture.

Comprising the formidable talents of Danny Quin (Guitar), Kieran Loughran (Bass), and Nathan Howard (Drums), the band also boast an Ace amongst their hand with charismatic front man, lyricist (and source of band’s namesake): Jordan.

Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Thea Gilmore, To Makes Storyhouse Debut This December.

Cheshire based songstress Thea Gilmore is set to make her Storyhouse debut this December as part of her Christmas Party U.K. tour. Taking to the stage on Sunday 9th December and tickets on sale now.

Since the release of her debut album over 20 years ago Gilmore has received global praise for making music of extraordinary beauty filled with honesty and insight.

In 2009 Thea released Strange Communion an immediately acclaimed collection of seasonal songs ranging from joyful to meditative, from introspective to darkly humorous. The album contained That’ll Be Christmas which became the most played festive song on B.B.C. Radio 2 that year and was described by Chris Evans as ‘the best Christmas song in years’.

Strong Women Take To The Stage As Part Of Liverpool’s 2018 Liverpool Fringe.

Four new plays focusing on the power of strong women are being showcased as part of the Liverpool Fringe by the City’s new Make It Write production group.

Under the banner of Virago, the plays which were selected anonymously, will be staged at The Hope Street Theatre on June 15th and 16th.

The group’s founder Sharon Colpman was keen to focus on strong women in this special year celebrating the lives of the Suffragettes.

“Make It Writes remit is to try to give more of Liverpool’s wealth of written work a chance to be performed, said Sharon.

Leading British Singer/Songwriter, Joan Armatrading, Releases 21st Album Ahead Of Autumn Show At The Liverpool Philharmonic.

Joan Armatrading is a woman of candour – not to mention can do. She gets straight to the heart of the matter, and she delivers.

Her lyrics, her distinctive voice and her multi-instrumental prowess have led to an enduring love and respect from millions across the world. Her words have an authenticity and her vocals an authority that resonate directly with the listener.

On her new studio album Not Too Far Away, out on BMG on May 18th, she presents 10 new tracks that take the deeply personal and make it universal.

It Is Time To Meet The King Of The World This June At The Liverpool Fringe.

What happens when a man with an enormous thirst for power, but a tragically brittle ego is made King of the World?

In a kingdom ruthlessly ruled over by a permanently tanned King with strange orange hair, one of his lowliest subjects decides he has had enough of the King’s increasingly mad decrees. Can he survive defying the King, especially when he can’t even depend on the loyalty of his oldest friend?

King Of The World is a dark comedy and a modern day comment on despotic power and how loyalty, trust and friendship are tested under such a regime.