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Everyman Announce Cast For Rock ‘N’ Roll Panto The Little Mermaid.

Notorious dame Francis Tucker and master of mischief Adam Keast return for 2017.

This Christmas, the Everyman’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll panto takes a plunge into the sea as regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton present their hilarious take on the famous tail of The Little Mermaid.

Featuring a cast of multi-talented actor musicians, the rock ‘n’ roll panto is a pantomime unlike any other, as audiences are led on a journey with singing, dancing, live music, entertainment and a couple of very fishy puns thrown in for good measure.

Spotted! Mysterious Hound Seen Wandering Around Williamson Square.

Members of staff at the Playhouse claim to have seen a huge beast wandering through the corridors of the theatre and across Williamson Square.

Some even suggest the beast is linked to the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville.

Playhouse bosses have reassured staff and the public by hiring a top private detective team to investigate the mystery.


Liverpool residents have been asked to remain calm, but are warned to be on the lookout for a hideous fanged beast near the Playhouse.

The Last Ship To Make U.K. Premiere In Newcastle Before Tour Visiting The Liverpool Playhouse.

Jimmy Nail to star in Sting’s debut musical


The Last Ship, the acclaimed musical by the internationally renowned musician Sting is to premiere in the U.K. when it opens at Northern Stage in Newcastle on 12th March 2018 and comes to Liverpool’s Playhouse between 9th and the 14th April.

The production, which will star Jimmy Nail, has a TONY-nominated original score and lyrics composed by Sting. It will play a 4-week season in Newcastle before embarking on a major U.K. & Ireland Tour.

Parr Hall Celebrates Timeless Sound Of The Magic Of Motown.

The timeless soundtrack that is The Magic of Motown is returning to Warrington next month for a spectacular show.

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as this unstoppable genre steams into town with a performance at Parr Hall on Saturday 18th November, 8pm.

Now seen by more than 1 million people all over the world, the Warrington audience should prepare itself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

It’s Set To Be A White Christmas This Winter In St. Helen’s.

Panto Stars Johnny Vegas, Lucy-Jo Hudson And Full Cast Launch Snow White And Seven Dwarfs.

Christmas came early today at the press launch for Regal Entertainments’ panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which comes to St. Helens Theatre Royal from Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Sunday 7th January 2018.

The paparazzi were out in full force to snap this year’s all-star cast at the lunchtime launch, which took place at Liverpool’s Arthouse Hotel.

Press and guests were greeted with mince pies and mulled wine to set the yuletide mood as the host for the afternoon, The Guide presenter Jay Hynd, started off proceedings by introducing the full cast.

West End Hit, People, Places & Things To Visit Playhouse For Five Nights.

The Playhouse will host one of the most critically acclaimed productions of 2016 for seven performances this November, as Headlong’s People, Places & Things comes to Liverpool as part of a U.K. tour.

The critically-acclaimed production enjoyed a sold out run at the National Theatre and the West End before embarking on a national tour. A production on Broadway recently premiered at St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn.

Written by the celebrated playwright Duncan Macmillan, who also created the stage adaptation of 1984 that visited the Playhouse in 2013, the play was nominated for Best New Play at the 2016 Olivier Awards.

Award Winning Songwriter, Emily Barker, Comes To Leaf In Liverpool As Part Of November Tour.

Emily Barker released her album Sweet Kind of Blue back on 19 May through Everyone Sang/Kartel. The album marks a new sound as she returns to the soul and blues influences that first inspired her to become a singer/songwriterSweet Kind of Blue was recorded in June 2016, at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis that holds the legacy of recording artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan and Booker T. The stunning set is her first full studio album since Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo’s Dear River in 2013.

New Stage Production Of Classic Children’s Book Comes To The Epstein Theatre In 2018.

Author Rod Campbell’s best-selling classic lift-the-flap book, Dear Zoo, is being brought to life for the very first time in 2018 as a brilliant new stage production and visits Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in May as part of a U.K. tour.

Dear Zoo has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982 selling more than 8 million copies worldwide.

The new stage production will open on Wednesday 7th February at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn; with more than 72 scheduled dates around the U.K. it comes to the Hanover Street venue on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May.

Not Going Out Funny Man Tim Vine Confirmed To Bring Stand Up Silliness To Warrington in 2018.

Not Going Out funny man Tim Vine will be bringing his unique brand of silly stand-up to Parr Hall next year.

The Sunset Milk Idiot tour, which visits Warrington on Thursday 1st March 2018, promises lots of silly jokes, new homemade props and the singing of daft new ditties, all with “the appearance of confidence.”

Tim said, “The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders; so come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won’t let up; this is comedy without a message. The show will leave audiences thinking “what an odd person”, “what a lot of nonsense” and “what else is he going to do?” Sunsets are in the sky, milk’s nice and I’m an idiot,” he added.

A Robin Hood Story On And Off-Stage As Shôn Dale-Jones Returns To Liverpool.

A powerful and intimate story of one man’s reverence of Robin Hood will be told on stage at the Everyman, as Shon Dale-Jones and Hoipolloi present Me & Robin Hood.

From Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th November,  Mr. Dale Jones on will perform his one-man show, examining the growing gap between the rich and poor with all proceeds being donated to charity in true Robin Hood style.

Best known for the eccentric and captivating Hugh Hughes and creating the ground-breaking show, The Duke which has raised over £40,000 for Save the Children, the performer returns to the Everyman stage to tell his own story, exploring his love for Robin Hood and his anger at the social inequality of the world.