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Audition Notice For Jack & The Beanstalk By Burjesta Theatre.


Burjesta Theatre are holding open auditions for their Christmas Panto, an in-house adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk on Wednesday 27th September. The audition will consist of devised group work and individual pieces as well as a short informal interview. There is no need to prepare anything for the audition and no experience is required. This is for adults only 18+

There is a supporting workshops taking place at The Casa on Wednesday 13th September, starting at 7pm, which will look at the ‘principles of panto’. Though it will be probably helpful to attend them there is no obligation to and you can just turn up for the audition if you prefer.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Announce Major U.K. Live Return For 2018.

U.K. live favourites Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are back! The non-stop throwback party will return in 2018 for a major U.K. tour, including a night at the Liverpool Academy on Hotham Street on Saturday 24th February.

Starting out as the bedroom project of Jazz pianist Scott Bradlee and rapidly growing into a viral and real-world sensation, the U.S. group’s vintage-pop mash ups have racked up over 811 million YouTube views and brought their rotating roster of top-class session musicians into the limelight & onto sold out worldwide tours.

Liverpool Homecoming For International, Award-Winning ‘Cabaret From The Shadows’

Following an award-winning run at this year’s Brighton Fringe, Liverpool theatre company Teatro Pomodoro will bring Cabaret From The Shadows back home for a one-night-only performance at the Unity Theatre in September, as part of The Liverpool Comedy Festival.

The group fought off stiff competition to win the Nordic Fringe Network Award, with performances in Brighton earning it standing ovations and an all expenses trip to Scandinavia to perform the show at the Nordic Fringe. The international ensemble will perform in Bergen, Norway next month before their homecoming show at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool on 20th September.

Photograph by AB Photography.

Progressive Rock Giants Yes Announce 50th Anniversary Tour, Including A Night At The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The year 2018 marks half a century since the formation of the legendary group YES, one of the biggest bands in Prog-rock history and true pioneers of the genre.  To celebrate this remarkable milestone YES will embark on a 10-date U.K. tour next March, including a night at the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on Friday 23rd March.

On this not-to-be-missed tour, YES [Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood] will feature not only many of the band’s classic hits but performances of sides 1 and 4 and an excerpt from Side 3 of their 1973 album Tales from Topographic Oceans, which was the first YES album to top the U.K. album charts.

Rita, Sue And Bob Too Visit The Playhouse This October.


A production of the classic 80s play Rita, Sue and Bob Too visits the Liverpool Playhouse this summer as director Max Stafford-Clark brings a story of love, lust and infidelity to Merseyside this October.

Written by Andrea Dunbar, the plot follows the love affair between Rita, Sue and married man Bob. After babysitting his kids Bob offers to give best friends Rita and Sue a lift home, but when he takes the scenic route and offers the two girls ‘a bit of fun’, the trio become involved in a love affair they all believe they control.

Smash Hit Production, Footloose: The Musical makes Its Chester Debut At Storyhouse Next Week.

Everybody cut loose because Footloose: The Musical is dancing in to Chester’s Storyhouse next week on its first visit to the city and marking the first visiting production and the start of the new season.

The sizzling smash hit show, based on the popular 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, will entertain city audiences at the stunning Hunter Street venue from 5th-9th September.

Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who moves to fictional Bomont, a rural backwater in America where dancing and rock music are banned by the community’s elders but all hell breaks out when Ren soon has the whole town up on its feet.

Heaven Is A Place In Liverpool As Belinda Carlisle Comes To The Olympia This October.


Photograph used with the kind permission of M P PROMOTIONS.

American singer Belinda Carlisle announces she’s back on the road with a very special U.K. tour this autumn with the ‘Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour’ in October 2017 performing a selection of tracks taken from her solo album Heaven On Earth. The tour will also come to Liverpool’s Olympia on October 7th.

Belinda will perform tracks from the classic album Heaven On Earth along with impressive back catalogue of material including personal favourites.   Fans won’t be disappointed.

A Tribute to The Great David Bowie-Live On Mars, Comes To Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall This October.

A bold new stage production celebrating iconic pop hero David Bowiehis music, artistry, style and showmanship…

Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with elements of mime, dance, and stunning big screen visuals and animation.

Featuring the electrifying vocals and uncanny likeness of singer and lifelong Bowie fan Alex Thomas, with a hand-picked world-class band, and covering the Bowie back catalogue from Space Oddity to Let’s Dance and everything in between, LIVE ON MARS is sure to become the definitive show that all generations of Bowie fans have been waiting for.

Full Casting Announced For World Premiere Of Cilla The Musical.


Andrew Lancel and Carl Au join the cast of Cilla the Musical written by BAFTA award winning Jeff Pope, with its world premiere at the Liverpool Empire on 7th September.

Bill Kenwright’s new musical features: Andrew Lancel (Brian Epstein); Carl Au (Bobby); Amy Bridges (Rose Willis): Gemma Brodrick-Bower (Pauline); Paul Broughton (John White); Bill Caple (Ringo Starr); Tom Christian (Kenny Willis); Tom Dunlea (Hutch); Pauline Fleming (Big Cilla); Joshua Gannon (Paul McCartney); Billie Hardy (Pat); and Michael Hawkins (John Lennon).

They join the previously announced Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla, who beat thousands of hopefuls in nationwide open auditions for the coveted role.

Time To Revel In The Sound Of Legends As The Simon and Garfunkel Story Comes To Warrington’s Parr Hall.

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful Folk/Rock Duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single The Sound of Silence?

Following its West End success at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is currently the biggest and the most successful No 1 International touring theatre show celebrating the lives and career of Folk/Rock sensation Simon and Garfunkel. It is a show coming to Warrington’s Parr Hall on Sunday 10th September.