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10 upcoming theatre shows in Liverpool you should see

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10 upcoming theatre shows in Liverpool you should see

By Chris Grundy

The diverse theatres across the city are a testament to Liverpool’s love of The Arts.

Whether its a famous musical on tour from the West End at The Empire, or local talent showcasing their new work on a scratch night at the Unity, Liverpool has something to offer everyone with its theatre scene. So here we have 10 shows that you need to see this season. 

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Blues Brothers: 24 September

The Chicago Blues Brothers

The Chicago Blues Brothers is one of the longest running established Blues Brothers productions in the world. Unashamedly over the top and relentlessly entertaining, The Chicago Blues Brothers takes its audience on a rollercoaster ride through the ‘golden’ age of classic movie anthems, Combining brilliant vocals and superb musicianship with a lot of fun and silliness.

For more information you can click here. 

Blood Brothers: 25 October – 5 November


Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on “opposite sides of the tracks” in Liverpool, only to meet again with fateful consequences. 

For more information you can click here.

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre

The Scousetrap: 23 September – 29 October 

The Scousetrap

Liverpool, 1940. The Germans have turned their focus on the biggest port in country and surely it is only a matter of time before their bombs land on the Royal Navy’s Command Centre. The only thing that has kept Liverpool safe until now is that Adolf Hitler used to live in the city and is still scared of his old landlady.

For more information you can click here.

Unity Theatre

Young Homotopia:  Hansel & Gretel – 7 November

Credit: Unity Theatre/Young Homotopia

Young Homotopia is back with another fun and frolicking Fairy-tale adaptation.

This year they bring us the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel, with a very queer twist. Expect laughter, dancing, fabulous lip-sync and a some poignant and timely message too. Led and Directed by Homotopia Associate Artist Ashleigh Owen and in partnership with YPAS GYRO.

For more information you can click here.

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Romeo & Juliet: 24 Septemer – 25 September

Shakespeare North Playhouse

Image credit – Andrew Brooks

Three actors were cooped up together during lockdown. Fuelled by cabin fever and with a bookshelf full of Shakespeare, they did what they do best and created an unhinged and bonkers, laugh-out-loud version of Romeo and Juliet. Forget the tears and tragedy, and get ready for some live and wired Shakespeare as you’ve never seen it before.

For more information you can visit click here.

Tough Old Bird: 8 October

Tough Old Bird

Tough Old Bird explores how women are viewed in society as they have the absolute gall to get older! Join Nana as she asks the big questions! Ageing well doesn’t mean behaving yourself.

For more information you can visit click here. 

Everyman Theatre

Filla Crack’s Halloween Drag Cabaret: 29 October


This Hallows Eve, Liverpool drag queen Filla Crack will be paying tribute to the queens of Halloween, with their very own version of The Sanderson Sisters: “The Sefton Sisters” a bunch of local Scouse drag queens putting together a fabulous dragtastic show to help celebrate the spooky season.

For more information you can visit click here.

Deep Blue: 20 October – 22 October 

The parks are full of families, the pubs are full of mates, but it’s in the aisles of Tesco where Riley lights up. She’s at that weird, in-between age where you can still carry off a crop top yet a whole bottle of wine has serious consequences the next morning. Craving human connection, Riley takes a chance and for a moment, everything is just about perfect. Then the door slides shut.

For more information you can click here.

Playhouse Theatre

The Smartest Giant In Town: 25 October – 29 October

George wishes he wasn’t the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it’s time for a new look: smart trousers, smart shirt, stripy tie, shiny shoes. Now he’s the smartest giant in town… until he bumps into some animals who desperately need his help – and his clothes!

This heart-warming tale about friendship and helping those in need is brought to life in a musical, puppet-filled adventure

For more information you can click here.

The Epstein Theatre

The Wizard of Oz: 21 October – 30 October


You should all know the story by now! You can expect another fantastic Regal Entertainments production, filled with song and dance, sensational sets, fabulous costumes, hilarious comedy and fun for the entire family! With an all-star cast to be announced.

For more information you can click here.


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