Theatre in Liverpool: 9 shows to look forward to in 2024
2 months ago
We’ve lined up some of the best theatre in Liverpool you can enjoy during 2024.
From musicals to classic theatre and loads to make us laugh, there are some great shows set to entertain us across Liverpool City Region throughout 2024.
Let’s face it, you can’t beat seeing something live on stage, with all the excitement and thrills from the moment the curtain goes up, and the atmosphere that comes from a great audience.
And one thing’s for sure, there’ll definitely be one – or several – you’ll want to watch from these…
I Should Be So Lucky – Empire Theatre
From Kylie and Jason, to Bananarama, Rick Astley and more, music supremos Stock, Aitken, and Waterman, created the soundtrack of the ‘80s, and you can hear them all in this feel-good musical, intertwined with a story of ‘love, laughter and last-minute getaways’. Funny and heartwarming, it tells the tale of Ella and Nathan, a couple with wedding jitters and tropical dreams, so will their love sail smoothly, or are stormy break-ups ahead?
It’s on from Monday, April 15 to Saturday, April 20, with tickets from £13. Surely this one’s Especially for You?!
The Kite Runner – Liverpool Playhouse
The Kite Runner returns to the UK directly from Broadway. Based on Khaled Hosseini’s bestselling novel, this powerful and thought-provoking story follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption. Afghanistan is on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart; it’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, and no one can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.
Onfrom Tuesday, April 23 to Saturday, April 27, you can get tickets from £11.
Tim Vine: Breeeep! – The Everyman
Jeremy’s younger brother is back with a brand-new stand-up show with ‘a mountain of nonsense, daft one-liners, joyful songs, wobbly props and ridiculous humour’. You’re gonna love it!
It’s on Saturday, March 16, and tickets are £26.
Richard, My Richard – Shakespeare North Playhouse
A passionate and poignant play from historical novelist Philippa Gregory. Founded in fact, there’s an explosion of tarmac and a Leicester city car park erupts as Richard III crashes from his lost tomb to meet the character who has ruined his reputation: History. Richard believes he’s risen from the grave to heaven with a clear conscience, but all is not as he thinks. Fascinating and funny.
From Friday, March 8 to Saturday, March 30, tickets are from £3.
The Netherley Hillbillies – Royal Court
A great new Mersey take on a classic original – but you won’t have to remember the Clampits to love this. Barbara Phillips has struck gold with a new comedy about what happens when you suddenly come into money. Jed, Lisa, Elly May and mother-in-law Renie aren’t used to being rich but now they’re ‘proper loaded’ and it’s time to leave their basic bricks and mortar in Netherley for a beautifully appointed gatehouse…if only the neighbours were as chuffed as they are!
On from Friday, May 24 to Saturday, June 22, with tickets from £15.
Dear Evan Hansen – Empire Theatre
Packed with some of the biggest musical theatre songs of the last decade – the score is by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Oscar-winning composers of The Greatest Showman – the music in this is just amazing. Evan is an anxious high school kid who wants nothing more than to fit in, but in his attempts to be one of the gang, he didn’t tell the whole truth. Now must give up on a life he never dreamt he’d have…
You can see this Olivier, Tony and Grammy-winner from Tuesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 16. Tickets start at £13.
Stephen K Amos: Oxymoron – The Unity
The perfect one to start your New Year,Stephen K Amos has just finished a stint in the West End playing Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady, and he’s back with his hilarious comedy show, which aims to find the funny in everything. You’re promised an hour of solid jokes and belly laughs, so what’s not to love?
Stephen’s at The Unity on Friday, January 26, and tickets are £20.90.
Drop The Dead Donkey: The Reawakening! – The Playhouse
Almost 30 years on from this cult and classic TV comedy, the cast have reunited and the Globelink News team is back! Superb original ‘80s actors Susannah Doyle, Robert Duncan, Ingrid Lacey, Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, Stephen Tompkinson and Victoria Wicks star in this brand-new topical commentary about the cutthroat world of 24 hours news, written by Outnumbered’s award-winning duo, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.
It’s on from Tuesday, May 14, to Saturday, May 18. Tickets from £11.
Lost Soul 2: Smigger’s Wrecked Head – Royal Court
Another classic from Brick Up The Mersey Tunnels writer Dave Kirby and a sequel to the original, starring the brilliant Andrew Schofield. Smigger’s having a mid-life crisis. All he wants to do is roll back the years and dance to ‘70s soul music with Donna, Terry and Pat, but since the grandkid came along, Donna hasn’t been interested in nights out and their daughter hasn’t helped, lumbering them with the baby most weekends while she’s out with the – probable? – dad. Laughs as always and a great soundtrack.