A Theatre Lovers Guide to Liverpool this Winter
Before we bombard you with tonnes of Panto news and puns (Oh Yes We Will) we’ve had a right old scour across the region to bring you the Theatre Lovers Guide to Liverpool this Winter.
The region is offering a real eclectic mix of live performances this festive period, and there’s not a single panto dame to be seen! From Runcorn to Southport and everywhere in between, here are our top picks treading the boards near you.
The Brindley, Runcorn
Christmas Gothic adds a haunting twist to the festive season this December 13th at The Brindley. Prepare to hear three seasonal tales of Christmas terror that will add a chill to even the darkest of winter evenings. Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan and Directed by Elton Townend Jones. More info here.
For a more light-hearted treat get your tickets for The Big Band at Christmas performing all your favourite festive tunes with a unique big band sound. With hits from Glenn Miller, Sinatra and Nat King Cole, you can swing your way into Christmas week with this wonderful sing-a-long show. Tickets now available for 19th December here.
The Royal Court, Queen Square
Get your fix of traditional Liverpudlian performance this November with Scouse of the Rising Sun at the Royal Court Theatre. You’re invited to jet-off on the holiday of a lifetime to the Far East….in search of a great wall with hilarious characters, a dastardly plot and a panda….yep a panda, you’ll be talking about this annual fun-fest until the New Year. Book your tickets here.
The Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square
It’s all about The Star this December as our very own Michael Starke takes centre stage to transport you back in time to the golden era of magical, mesmerising Musical Hall entertainment. Have a right old knees-up this Christmas and sing along to classics like ‘Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way’ ‘The Old Bull and Bush’ and ‘The Boy I Love is up in the Gallery’ plus hundreds more. This show is undoubtedly one of the zaniest and smile-inducing around. Find out more and get your tickets here.
The Empire Theatre, Lime Street
No Theatre Lovers Guide to Liverpool would be complete without a nod to The Empire, would it? This festive season you can indulge in a sparkling performance of The Nutcracker courtesy of the English National Ballet, with over 100 dancers and musicians performing Tchaikovski’s infamous score, it’ll certainly make your heart leap.
You might like to step things up with the Magic of Motown, celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary in Liverpool this November. Yet another huge cast and endless list of hits from the likes of The Supremes, Temptations, Jacksons and Marvin Gaye, dancing the aisles is a cert!
There’s comedy, Scottish opera and swinging 60’s songs to get you through to January 2017, all the details here.
The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street
The Epstein Theatre is offering a trip back in time this Winter to when Liverpool was an entirely different place, but the sense of humour was exactly the same. Take your seats and be transported back to the 1940’s to enjoy the Liverbird Song. A war-time tale featuring liverbirds Maggie, Carla, Daisy Mae and Lil as they not only battle the Nazi’s but also their own threats and fears in the only at us scousers know how to, with laughter! Be quick and get your tickets for this brilliant production running from November 29th until December 3rd here.
New Brighton Floral Pavillion Theatre
The Floral is also offering a trip back down memory lane in the form of Neil Sands Christmas Memories, featuring over 60 of your all time favourite festive songs to get you in the mood for the big day. Neil is joined by vocalists Gemma Turner and former Stars in Their Eyes winner, Angie Diggens to belt out the traditional tunes from yesteryear. Click here for more details.
Southport Theatre and Conference Centre
Fancy a trip up to Southport to take in a show and an afternoon tea? Well there’s a wealth of entertainment available ahead of their panto, Snow White this Christmas. From an evening with James Bond (Roger Moore) himself to our beloved Kenn Dodd and music from the Johnny Cash Roadshow and the Sensational 60’s Experience, you may as well stay and see the whole lot! Call it an early Christmas present! Dates and ticket bookings can be found here.
One to Watch
With dates around the North West from Widnes to New Brighton, you simply have to book tickets for The Faulty Towers Dining Experience. This fully immersive, highly improvised comedy performance is site specific, the casting is superb and the drama is unforgettable. Alright so it’s not your traditional theatre production, but from the moment that famous theme-tune plays, the laughs just keep coming. Manuel!
Don’t believe the us? Watch the video here and click here for ticket bookings for more information.
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