Bread and Circuses, a new play by Merseyside writer Mari Lloyd will premiere at The Lantern Theatre Liverpool to coincide with the Queen’s official birthday.
Set in 2012 it’s a play that looks behind the flag waving of public celebration to reveal a world where there may be circuses, but the bread is definitely in short supply.
The performances will take place at 8pm Lantern Theatre on 9th, 10th and 11th June
The show will incorporate photographs on inequality by photojournalist Colin McPherson from the nationally acclaimed A 41 project.
After an incredible run at 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Riverside Studios and Assembly Festival Fringe First-winning production of RAZ embarks on its U.K. tour following its London premiere at Trafalgar Studios, visiting Unity Theatre on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June at 8pm.
Written by Olivier-Award winner Jim Cartwright, this bitingly funny, in turn heart-warming and heart-breaking play, is about a night out in modern Britain and a generation that lives for the weekend whilst still living at home with their parents.
Written and performed by Leicester based comic, poet and psychiatric nurse Rob Gee, Forget Me Not will tour the U.K. from March – September and visits Unity Theatre on Thursday 9th June. The tour follows a recent sold-out run across Canada, where it was a critical smash and won several awards.
Rob spent eleven years working as a registered psychiatric nurse around the U.K. and Australia before becoming a writer and performer. He’s worked with Harold Pinter, Sue Townsend, Jo Brand and Sarah Millican, and clocked up over 3,000 shows around the world.
St. George’s Hall is proud to announce the arrival of two of British television’s most loved stars this coming week, Robert Powell and Liza Goddard visit The Concert Room on Wednesday 18th May with their two-hander show, English Eccentrics. The pair will be bringing some of the most colourful characters in British history back to life! Presented by Clive Conway Productions, Robert and Liza will be using their great talent as a gateway for audiences to feel the presence of past legends throughout the show.
Audiences in Merseyside will have the chance, on Tuesday, 31st May and Wednesday, 1st June, to enjoy the final magic ever conceived by the much loved, much missed Paul Daniels.
The magic was created especially for the brand new musical children’s show Don’t Dribble on the Dragon and will be performed by the cast at The Epstein Theatre.
This will be the premiere run of the latest musical production from the award-winning People’s Theatre Company which specialises in fantastical, original drama and music for three to eight year olds – and grown-ups too.
The Stranger’s Case, a response to the refugee crisis at the Everyman’s Everyword, has added more Liverpool artists and performers to its talented line-up on Saturday. Celebrated writer Frank Cottrell Boyce completes the roster of eight writers, while performers will include Leanne Best, Eileen O’Brien, Kieran Urquhart and Liam Tobin. Actor David Morrissey has also backed the project that will see every penny of ticket sales going to the Charity Help Refugees.
This Spring, theatre maker Rose van Leyenhorst and co-director Chris Hill have teamed up to create The Oddity, a contemporary exploration of The Odyssey introducing Tilly, a girl lost between ancient fiction and modern reality. The production will visit Unity Theatre on 18th May as part of a North West Tour.
The Oddity turns the Greek myth on its head, by telling the classic story from a female perspective.
The audience is treated to a feast of words, light and movement as they follow Tilly on her journey. This dark and humorous tale will delight, surprise and move you.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour was a total sell out at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and subsequent tour, and is a tribute to being young, lost and out of control. Funny, sad and raucously rude, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a musical play featuring singing, sex and Sambuca. The production runs at the Playhouse from Tuesday 31st May to Saturday 4th June.
Adapted from Alan Warner’s brilliant novel, The Sopranos, about six girls on the cusp of change, the creative team includes director Vicky Featherstone (Royal Court, London), author Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and musical arranger and supervisor Martin Lowe (Once). This touring production also features all of the cast from the play’s original production.
Amy’s making a play. It’s an experiment. It’s about Motherhood.
Amy Golding is an award-winning theatre-maker whose work has been seen across the U.K. and in South Africa. As Artistic Director of Curious Monkey, Amy makes shows from real stories, told to her by real people. Now she’s making her own story. It’s about the before, the now, and the ‘what might be’.
Motherhood – what does it really mean for women now and for women of previous generations? Women like Amy’s mum, whose unconventional approach to family life was captured by a 1979 B.B.C. documentary team and Amy’s Nan, who had her child just before the birth of the N.H.S.
A dramatised presentation of the greatest teenage craze to sweep this country is to be presented in the city where it all started, the city of music – Liverpool.
For three nights starting on the 28th of July, The Story of Skiffle: How It All Began is to be presented in the magnificent St. George’s Hall. Written by journalist and storyteller, David Charters, the show will feature professional musicians and actors from the award-winning LoveHistory team.