Category Archives: Previews

Lennon: Through A Looking Glass Returns To Liverpool This Autumn.

After wowing audiences and receiving rave reviews earlier this year, a stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon will return to its spiritual home in Liverpool this Autumn.

The smash hit show, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, which celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon comes back to The Epstein Theatre from 6th-9th September 2016 as part of a U.K tour.

So for people who didn’t get chance to see it or those who loved it so much they want to come back for more, the good news is that tickets are now on sale.

Nordic Noir Inspired Thriller Roseacre Comes To The Unity Theatre.

After a body is discovered at a demonstration, a tangled web of deception is unearthed. Is anyone who they say they are? And how far will they go to keep their secrets?

Roseacre was inspired by the recent revelations concerning the Metropolitan Police’s use of undercover officers to infiltrate activist communities. When it emerged that an undercover officer had fathered two children with an activist, questions were raised about the nature of police surveillance. Roseacre explores these issues within a fast paced Nordic Noir inspired drama.

Phina Oruche Is Having An Identity Crisis At The Unity Theatre This June.

Best known for her role as aloof supermodel Liberty Baker in I.T.V.1 drama Footballers’ Wives, Phina, now in her 40s, has started to question who she really is.

Spending more than two decades of her life taking on other people’s identities, first as a New York fashion model and later as an award-winning television actress, has taken its toll.

Her new one-woman show, Identity Crisis, on at the Unity Theatre from  June 22nd till June 24th, was written as part of her Masters degree and although it is based upon her own life story, it explores identity struggles that are common to all of us.

Triple Your Entertainment Value With Three Great Shows At St. Helens Theatre Royal.

This June, things are certainly hotting up at St. Helens Theatre Royal which has a scorching selection of three summer sizzlers for audiences including a great line-up of live music from rock n’ roll to Irish folk!

A great start to the month as Artistes International Management Ltd. present The Johnny Cash Roadshow 2016 on Sunday 5th June.

The only show to be endorsed by the Cash family, The Johnny Cash Road Show is not to be missed by die-hard fans and causal listeners alike. The U.K.’s number one celebration of Johnny Cash is fronted by award winning singer/songwriter Clive John who re-creates with astounding accuracy and truly captures the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show.

Television’s Jenny Éclair Shares Her Mid-Life Crisis Centre Stage At St. George’s Hall.

Younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine, too young to die, but too old to stand near the edge in case she gets dizzy and falls over, professional Grumpy old woman Jenny Éclair has announced How to Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane), a brand new show and tour which stops off at St George’s Hall’s Concert Room on Wednesday 9th November. You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.

A Packed Programme Of Shows This June At The Unity Theatre.

Unity Theatre has a packed month of shows in June, in the last month before the theatre closes for its redevelopment, which takes place over the summer.

From Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th June, much-loved community theatre company, What We Did Next, return to Unity with the musical Urinetown; a social and political satire set in a fictional future.

Preggers, on 7th- 8th June is a one woman a show about motherhood and family. Parents with babes in arms are invited to attend the special 11am showing on 8 June. Straight from the West-End, on 10th – 11th June, catch Jim Cartwright’s Fringe First award-winning rollercoaster of a night out in modern Britain, RAZ.

Another Fine Show At The Epstein As Hi-De-Hi Star Pays Tribute To Stan Laurel.

A one-man-show show celebrating the genius of slapstick comedy kings Laurel and Hardy comes to the Epstein Theatre this month.

KPS Productions and The Finishing Touch Company present …And This is My Friend Mr. Laurel at the Epstein on Tuesday 21st June. The show stars Hi-de-Hi and You Rang M’Lord actor Jeffrey Holland who fulfils a long held desire to pay tribute to his hero Stan Laurel.

Jeffrey tells an intriguing, funny and often poignant tale of friendship, love and dedication about Laurel, an English comedy actor from Ulverston who became one of Hollywood’s great film comedians and appeared in 107 short films with his partner Hardy.

New Adaptation Of Shakespeare’s Play To Go Down A Storm At St. George’s Hall.

There’s stormy weather ahead at St. George’s Hall as Chalice Media Limited presents The Tempest at St. George’s Hall on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.

This will be the second in the series of classic Shakespeare plays to be adapted and staged by the company at St George’s Hall as part of the ‘Where There’s a Will…’ Shakespeare Season launched to mark the 400th Anniversary of the Bard’s death.

The season features four of The Bard’s most popular plays, re-invented and adapted with a contemporary creative flair that has become the signature touch of Chalice Media’s reworking of the Bard’s great works. Each of the play’s will be staged in the stunning Concert Room at the iconic venue.

Ambreen Razia’s The Diary Of A Hounslow Girl Comes To The Unity Theatre This June.

Written by Ambreen Razia and Directed by Sophie Moniram, the story of a British Muslim teenager faces a conflict of cultures in this coming of age comedy set in the heart of Hounslow and which comes to The Unity Theatre on June 16th.

An acerbic comedy told through the sharp, straight-talking voice of an aspirational 16 year old British Muslim girl, this original work uncovers the typical life of a “Hounslow Girl” – young Muslim women who wear big hooped earrings along with their headscarves. Ambreen Razia’s witty debut challenges stereotypes of young British Muslim women, exploring the demands of a traditional Muslim upbringing in the face of London’s temptations.

Brand New Play Looks at Age Old Problem As Mari Lloyd’s Bread And Circuses Comes To The Lantern.

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.