9 Must See Musicals coming to Liverpool this Summer
You’re in for a treat if you like musicals this summer as there is a whole host of new and returning performances coming to Liverpool. We’ve rounded up our top 9 must see musicals this summer.
Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse comes to Liverpool on November 15th and runs until Dec 2nd. This spectacularly moving and imaginative story is filled with drama and stirring music resulting in an unforgettable theatre experience. Where else can you see life-sized horse puppets that not only move, they breathe gallop and charge into action. What a brilliant pre-christmas treat from The Liverpool Empire. Tickets available from www.atgtickets.com/shows/war-horse/liverpool-empire
Broadway hit musical Sister Act returns to the UK starring Alexandra Burke. Directed and choreographed by Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood, Sister Act is a comedy musical that will have the whole family in pleats. With original music and dazzling dance routines, it’s no surprise that over 6 million people worldwide have enjoyed the show so far. Performances run from Oct 10-15th at The Liverpool Empire. Booking info is available from www.atgtickets.com/shows/sister-act/liverpool-empire
Showcasing the region’s hottest new talent treading the boards in one of the world’s most loved musical offerings, LHK Productions is bringing Fame to the Epstein Theatre this July. Into its 11th year, LHK productions is committed to delivering traditional performances with a modern twist and Fame is set to whip the audiences into a frenzy with its punchy sound track and phenomenal choreography. Tickets are available from www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk
The Full Monty
Also coming to The Liverpool Empire in time for a pre-Christmas treat is The Full Monty. Running from November 7th to 12th this hilarious and heartfelt production stars Gary Lucy, Joe Absolom and Louis Emerick as out of work steelworkers from Sheffield who find a more creative way to make a living! With a great soundtrack featuring Donna Summer and Hot Chocolate, drop everything and get your tickets here. www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-full-monty/liverpool-empire
Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s extraordinary smash-hit musical Cats, returns to the Liverpool Empire this July. With a wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance, follow the story of the Jellicle Cats through spectacular sets, stunning costumes and breath-taking dance. As one of the longest running shows in West End history, don’t miss this opportunity to experience this legend of musicals in our very own city. The show runs from July 11-16th and tickets are available here www.atgtickets.com/shows/cats
Oliver the Musical
The LHK Youth Theatre are bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life on a wild adventure through Victorian England. With a catchy score of unforgettable songs like ‘I’d Do Anything’ and ‘Got to Pick a Pocket of Two’ this classic tale will enchant audience members of all ages. The Epstein Theatre is the perfect setting for this spirited, family favourite story which runs from November 11th – 13. Tickets are available from www.epstein-ticketline.co.uk
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers returns to The Liverpool Empire on 19th September for a 13 night run. This captivating story of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks only to meet again with fearful consequences. A real favourite in the north west, this musical regularly has its audience cheering to its feet. Get your tickets at www.atgtickets.comm/shows/blood-brother/liverpool-empire
Jackie The Musical
Take a trip down memory lane, back to the days of no mobile phones or social media, to when teenage girls twisted themselves into knots waiting for the weekly issue to Jackie magazine. Jackie the Musical features a pulsating sound track of 70’s hits as the audience are invited to flip through the pages of quizzes, fashion tips and dating advice as the heroine makes some tough life decisions. This is a brilliantly light-hearted musical with a real feel-good factor. Running form June 28th to July 2nd get your tickets at www.atgtickets.comm/shows/jackie-the-musical/liverpool-empire
This dazzling song and dance extravaganza is coming to The Liverpool Empire on June 14th for a four night run and promises a non-stop feel-good show featuring Hollywood’s greatest hits. We’re heading down on opening night and will bring you a full review shortly after the performance. We can’t wait to sing along to ‘Putting on the Ritz’ and ‘There is Nothing Like a Dame’ with special guests The Overtones! There are still tickets available so come and join us! Head to www.atgtickets.comm/shows/thats-entertainment/liverpool-empire
We hope you have a blast over the summer months taking in these giants of musical theatre, tweet us @TheGuideLpool with your pics and reviews!
By Kate James