Tag Archives: Epstein Theatre

Full Casting Announced For 2015 Production Of Twopence To Cross The Mersey.

The full cast has been announced for the new stage play of Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey, which tours four Merseyside theatres in the Spring.

The play will visit Liverpool, Southport, St.Helens and New Brighton between 10th March and 23rd April.

The eight-strong cast – a number of whom will play dual roles in the production – features a number of well known and popular Liverpool actors.

The tour opens with a three-week run at the Epstein Theatre Liverpool (10th to 28th March), followed by visits to Southport Theatre (9th to 11th April) and St Helens Theatre Royal (14th to 16th April), and ends with a trip across the River Mersey to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton (19th to 23rd April).

Maria Lovelady To Play Lead Role In Twopence To Cross The Mersey In 2015.

The actress who will take the lead role of young Helen Forrester in Twopence To Cross The Mersey has been announced by producers of the new stage play.

Open auditions were held last week at the Epstein Theatre Liverpool and Widnes born Maria Lovelady was chosen from almost 50 aspiring actresses who were all keen to take the play’s lead role.

Maria will now join the team and tour the play in Spring 2015, when it visits four Merseyside theatres between the 10th March and 23rd April, 2015.

The Morgue Table, Theatre Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision rating: * *

Cast: Mark Jones, John Bradurn, Des Flanagan, Russell Parry, Wendy Jones, Ashleigh Roberts, Tania Power, Wayne Lester, Jade Oxby, Anthony Russell, Liam Lloyd, Franny Conlin, Josie Parkes, Peter Highton, Dominic Pitt.

In Walton prison, inmates Tony and Ike have been summoned to see the Governor Mr. Grime who has a proposition that neither can refuse. The only problem is it involves going down to the haunted tunnels to the morgue to destroy the old morgue table. However, Tony and Ike have heard the stories about the morgue table being haunted and are a little hesitant to comply, but a reduced sentence is at stake.

Thea Gilmore, Gig Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

To be in Liverpool as a music fan you really do have to pinch yourself sometimes just to make sure that what you are feeling is true and not just a karmic evil spirit giving you a good time only to say at the end, “None of it was true, it was all a dream, how’s that for Karma; love the rest of the U.K.

Nigel Stonier, Gig Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Nigel Stonier at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.

Nigel Stonier at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

When you are an accomplished and forthright musician and producer, it must be high level of instinct that drives the musical notes down the veins and out into the public arena; especially when you are opening the evening for a very talented lady who can charm the socks off an audience just by opening her mouth and letting the lush tones fall where they may.

Graham Gouldman, Gig Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

There is arguably nothing as fulfilling in life as seeing a master, in whatever profession, guild or sense of artistic endeavour, play infront of you knowing that they are having the same effect on every other member of the audience and that their work still hold you gripped after many years of having the fortune to stumble across their legendary output.

Graham Gouldman and Heart Full of Songs at The Epstein Theatre. Photograph reproduced with kind permission by David Munn Photography.

Graham Gouldman and Heart Full of Songs at The Epstein Theatre. Photograph reproduced with kind permission by David Munn Photography.

Vinny Peculiar, Gig Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

There are many lyrical geniuses walking the Earth, and long there may be so, for the world would be a place of desolation and rampant fettered hegemony controlled by those with no sense of humour or in some cases not an ounce of poetry in their soul. Their main concern the next big hit that has been written somewhere in a mansion and something that appeals to the wallet rather than the feeling of what the lyrics and music combined mean.

Helen Forrester’s Twopence To Cross The Mersey To Return As A Brand New Stage Show.

The producers that brought you the record-breaking musical are delighted to announce the return of Helen Forrester’s Twopence to Cross the Mersey in a new format of a straight Stage Play.  Based on Forrester’s best-selling memoir, the new stage play version will premiere at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in March 2015 for a two-week run and tickets go on sale on Friday 2nd May at 10am.

This much loved account tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaving behind the nannies, servants and comfortable middle-class life in the South West of England, they uproot their shattered lives and choose Liverpool as the city to restart and rebuild their dreams and fortune. Unbeknown to them however, they are in for a terrible shock.

Mike McCartney, Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll ( I Wish). An Evening With Mike McCartney. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

When anybody with the authority of Mike McGear McCartney, celebrated photographer, part of the great Liverpool band The Scaffold and ambassador of many things to do with the city, comes back home and offers the chance to hear him give a talk on his life, it is not just a night out, it is a chance to live through history.

One Dream: The Beryl Marsden Story, Theatre Review. Epstein Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8/10

Cast: Francesca Davies, Gillian Hardie, Hayley Davies, Nick Sheedy, James Ledsham, Katie King, Danny Woods, Sophie Tickle, Mike Howl, Rob Boyle.

The Cavern in Liverpool is a place of dreams. Even today, long since its golden age and the days in which the Beatles gave all who made their way to the venue a glimpse of the future. It has the power to bestow a certain magic on the thought of artists performing there and the memories of long since departed audiences, the thought of music history forever encased into the walls is one in which visitors clamber over themselves to see.