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Homotopia Announce Their Headline Act As John Waters brings This Filthy World To The Philharmonic Hall.

John Waters to headline Homotopia in his one-man show, the director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian and all-round cult legend will return to Liverpool this autumn.

In his only live U.K. performance of the year, John Waters: This Filthy World comes to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 10th November 2018 and tickets are on sale now.

This Filthy World is a “vaudeville” act that celebrates the film career and tastes of the man William Burroughs once called, “The Pope of Trash”. Focussing on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call-to-arms to “filth followers” everywhere.

The Queen Of Clean, Becomes The Queen Of Mean, As Kim Woodburn Stars As The Wicked Witch At The Epstein Theatre.

Medium Derek Acorah And Radio City’s Claire Simmo Also Announced.

The cast of this year’s Christmas Pantomime from LHK Productions will certainly scrub up well as producers today announce that The Queen of Clean, How Clean is Your House? star Kim Woodburn will appear as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Coming to the Epstein Theatre Liverpool, this festive holiday season from Friday 7th Dec ’18 – Tuesday 1st Jan ’19, the cast also includes renowned spiritual medium Derek Acorah; Radio City 2’s Claire Simmo; the hilarious Lewis Pryor; and everyone’s favourite dame – Michael Chapman.

Line Up Announced For Jacaranda’s 60th Birthday Celebrations.

A weekend of celebration for 60 years of The Jacaranda.

This August Bank Holiday weekend will be full of celebration as the legendary Slater Street Club, The Jacaranda, turns 60 years old!

Coinciding with International Beatle Week and with The Jacaranda being the birth place of the Fab Four, celebrations across the city are set to be massive. Both the original venue, and its ground-breaking new Seel Street offshoot, Phase One, will collaborate to celebrate this impressive milestone with a programme of incredible live music and events.

George Ezra Announces 2019 U.K Tour, With A Night At The Echo Arena Sure To Be A Highlight.

George Ezra today continues his phenomenal ascent with the announcement of his first ever headline arena tour. The tour takes in 10 arena shows across the U.K. beginning at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 7th March and coming to Liverpool on March. Tickets for the shows are on sale now.

The announcement comes fresh from George headlining the Boardmasters Festival and ahead of his long since sold out autumn 2018 U.K. tour this November. His acclaimed number 1 album Staying At Tamara’s is officially the biggest selling album released so far this year and remains in the top five of the Official Albums Chart 20 weeks after release, whilst his current single Shotgun became his first ever number 1 single in June.

Fringe First Winner Penelope Skinner’s New Play, Meek, Comes To The Unity Theatre This September.

Headlong Theatre’s Meek is going down a storm at the Traverse Theatre – a highlight of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and will be coming to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre from Monday 10th – Saturday 15th September.

Written by Fringe First Winner Penelope Skinner (Angry Alan, Linda, The Village Bike) Meek continues in Headlong Theatre’s radical signature style, set in a dystopian society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is not an option, a woman finds herself imprisoned.  As tales of her incarceration spread overseas and her growing exposure becomes a threat, she is forced to make a brutal decision.

Testament Returns To The Unity Theatre Following Sold Out Success Of Black Men Walking.

Rapper’s new show WOKE explores feminism & equality.

Rapper, producer and world-record holding beatboxer Testament is to return to Liverpool’s Unity Theatre this September 19th. The multitalented performer’s last show at the venue was Black Men Walking, an Eclipse Theatre Company and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production which toured to sold-out venues across the U.K. and won outstanding reviews.

In his new show, Testament delves into his own relationship to feminism, and attitudes to women in hip-hop – issues brought into sharp focus following the birth of his daughter. What will he discover as he starts to unpick his own prejudices? With a dose of wit, a knack for self-depreciation and a truck-load of honesty, Testament is ready to find out.

Liverpool’s Unity Theatre Unveils Its 2018 Autumn Season.

World-class theatre companies: Headlong, Told by an Idiot and Paines Plough To Come To The Unity.

 Unity Theatre is delighted to introduce their Autumn 2018 season, featuring some of the most respected names in theatre, as part of an exciting programme that looks to the future and questions what might be in store.

From September 10th – 15th the Unity Theatre is delighted to have a new play from multi award winning theatre company Headlong, in association with Birmingham Reparatory Theatre; Meek is a dystopian drama that presents a nightmarish parallel reality where censorship, repression and control reign supreme. The play, from Fringe First-winning playwright Penelope Skinner, was described as an absolutely captivating show” * * * * by Broadway Baby when it opened in Edinburgh this August.

Kneehigh Return To The Everyman For A Joyful And Surreal Retelling Of International Best-Seller FUP.

A story of family, love, loss and an overweight whiskey-swilling duck is set to visit Liverpool this October, as Everyman favourites Kneehigh return with FUP from 9th-13th October for seven performances.

Based on U.S. novelist Jim Dodge’s best-seller, FUP is a wonderfully strange and uproarious modern fable directed by Simon Harvey – artistic director of O-region and presented by Dead Dog in a Suitcase and The Tin Drum makers Kneehigh.

One-hundred year-old Grandaddy Jake Santee and his enormous grandson Tiny live life on the fringes, drinking the home distilled Ol’ Death Whisper, building fences and boasting of immortality.  But then, Fup arrives – a movie-loving mallard with an insatiable appetite whose extraordinary presence transforms their lives forever.

West End Star Linzi Hateley Debuts As Mrs Johnstone In Blood Brothers Autumn Tour.

The Musical For All Time Comes To St. Helens Theatre Royal Next Month.

Bill Kenwright’s “Dazzling” (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers announces its 2018 Autumn tour, opening on Tuesday 4th September at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley and visits St. Helens Theatre Royal from Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September.

This iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country throughout 2018, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations.

Jared James Nichols Comes To Manchester’s Rebellion This September.

You can’t teach the blues. It’s not something that can be codified in music books or learned on YouTube. It goes much deeper than that and it comes from the inside. It’s about the way the guitar strings are bent and the sound gets transmuted directly from a player’s soul.

It’s simple. Either you’ve got it, or you don’t. Jared James Nichols has definitely got it.  The Wisconsin born, Los Angeles-based singer, writer and guitarist’s first LP Old Glory & The Wild Revival channelled blues grit and gusto through bombastic arena-size rock ‘n’ roll. It’s raw, raucous and righteously real.