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17 unmissable theatre shows you can see in Liverpool during 2020


Check out the best of Liverpool Theatres for 2020 – the new year is here – so, let’s go-on-with-the shoooow!

Look, it’s no wonder we’re excited. Wait until you see the amazing line-up of unmissable smash hit spectaculars and great big nights out ready to book at a Liverpool theatre near you!

There’s shows for football fans, hilarious comedy, timeless romance, award-winning musicals, heart-stopping horror, award-winning writing – and every reason for you to take to your seats and dish out an encore! Enjoy…

Empire - Once (Monday 20th - Saturday 25th January)

Love and music magically collide in this beautiful, spell-binding story of a part-time Dublin busker who falls in love during the course of five tender but understated days with a Czech immigrant who’s a fellow musician. A must-see for anyone who ever fell in love…

Buy tickets for Once here

Empire - We Will Rock You (Monday 30th March - Saturday 4th April)

Get ready for a killer night, queen, as this spectacular musical sets 24 of Queen’s adrenaline-fuelled anthems to Ben Elton’s hilarious script, bringing you all the exhilaration of a live stadium concert with the legendary British band themselves.

Book tickets for We Will Rock You here

Empire - Mamma Mia! (Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 9th May)

Calling all Dancing Queens and Super Troupers! You’ve seen the film now relive ABBA’s greatest hits live on stage as the smash hit musical written by original band-members, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia! returns to Liverpool.

Book tickets for Mamma Mia here

Empire - Grease (Monday 29th June - Saturday 4th July)

We’ve got chills. And guess what? They’re multiplyin… as Grease – one of the world’s favourite musicals – arrives in Liverpool just in time for sell-out summer nights! Promising to deliver more glamour and grit than ever, meet a fresh new cast and enjoy amazing dance routines choreographed by former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips.

Book tickets for Grease here

Empire - The Book of Mormon (Tuesday 14th July - Saturday 8th August)

The Broadway hit which has won endless awards – including Tony Awards for Best Musical – is back! Brought to you by the creators of South Park and co-writer of Avenue Q, find out for yourself why this outrageous comedy about a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission a long way from home in Salt Lake City has been called the funniest musical of all time!

Book tickets for The Book of Mormon here

Empire - Bat Out of Hell (Tuesday 8th December - Saturday 2nd January 2021)

Arriving on stage with the soaring Rock ’n’ Roll energy of Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell tells the story of Strat – leader of rebellious gang The Lost who falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian. Winner of Best Musical at the London Evening Standard Awards 2017 it’s a dead ringer for a musical you’ll love…

Book tickets for Bat Out of Hell here

Playhouse - The Woman In Black (Monday 27th January - Saturday 1st February)

Never been terrified at the theatre before? Then take your seats as Susan Hill’s sinister tale comes from London’s West End, telling the tale of a lawyer obsessed with a family curse, who hires a sceptical young actor to help tell his story and exorcise The Woman in Black…

Book tickets for The Woman in Black here


Playhouse - SIX - (Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 7th March)

This West End smash hit puts the historical into heartbreak as Tudor queens become pop princesses! Join King Henry VIII’s former wives as they take to the mic to battle it out live and finally decide which discarded wife had it worst. One for wives, would-be-wives and former-wives everywhere!

Book tickets for SIX here

Playhouse - Ghost Stories - (Tuesday 31st March - Saturday 4th April)

The theatrical experience is transformed into a game of theatrical fear as audiences are invited to this twisted, sensory encounter with the stage. Steady your nerves for this love letter to horror, guaranteed to quicken your pulse and take your mind off your popcorn…

Book tickets for Ghost Stories here

Everyman - Roar (Thursday 11th - Saturday 13th June)

This production reminds us why Football is the people’s game – bringing devoted fans on-stage to share stories of the devastating lows and delirious highs only football fans can ever truly know! Based on a series of local workshops, get ready to eulogise and sympathise as the people who surround the pitch take to the stage.

Book tickets for Roar here

Royal Court - Lost in Colomendy (Friday 31st January - Saturday 29th February)

Barry, Big H, Stan and Brian were mates as kids and now they’re mates who work at B&Q. When new manager, Helen, arrives to head up the B&Q Customer Support Experience Squad they find themselves going back to their childhood of 1978 for a team building exercise that looks worse than a Saturday shift in Customer Complaints.

Book tickets for Lost in Colomendy here 

Royal Court - Pete Price Is Dead (Friday 13th March - Saturday 11th April)

Written by and starring Radio City Breakfast’s Leanne Campbell, it’s a race to save the famous tower from being turned into the world’s tallest Home & Bargain! Just as the station is about to be saved – as long as all presenters sign on the dotted line – the biggest gob in Liverpool closes shut – and the station is still at threat – because Pete Price is dead!

Book tickets for Pete Price is Dead here

Royal Court - YNWA Let's Talk About Six (Friday 24th April - Saturday 23rd May)

YNWA takes you on a journey through 125 years of footballing history. From the founding fathers, through two World Wars and the dark days of the second division, and the glory round the fields of Anfield Road. Witness the triumphs, tragedies, heroes and legends of LFC from JK Houlding to Jurgen Klopp.

Book tickets for YNWA Let’s Talk About Six here

Royal Court - Mam! I’m ‘ere! (Friday 17th July - Saturday 15th August)

Three unsuspecting maybe mums think they’ve won a mini-break – but could the whole thing be a big mistake as they find themselves in a creaky caravan park in Wales, where Sally is making wedding plans and desperate to find the mam who abandoned her? Hilarious Scouse comedy as only Scousers know how to tell it!

Book tickets here for Mam! I’m ‘ere

Unity Theatre - Four to the Floor - Invisible Wind Factory (Wednesday 22nd - Saturday 25th January)

Grab your glow sticks for this show – described as immersive theatre with an electronic heartbeat, this is the story of illegal raves, warehouse parties, political movements, youth culture and super star DJs….here we go!

Book your tickets for Four to the Floor here

Unity Theatre - The Spine (Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th February)

They were the spine of the team for years and now three mates, Kyle, Liam and Hakeem, arrive at the brink of the Premiere League…but as years of institutional racism and hyper-masculinity take their toll, The Spine explores more than just football, but what it really means to be a man in the 21st Century.

Book tickets for The Spine here

Unity Theatre - The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel (Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd February)

In 1910 these comedy legends shared a cabin and set sail for New York stardom. Stan Laurel talked about working as Charlie’s understudy all his life – but Chaplin never mentioned Stan, not even in his autobiography. A hilarious and deeply moving homage to these early stars of the Silver Screen.

Book tickets for The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel here


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