Dirty Dancing comes to the Empire: A review


Dancing along past Lime Street, anyone would have thought I was totally bonkers last night. But that’s how infectious this musical is. Dirty dancing isn’t just a show, its a whole experience, a definite must-see this April.  This iconic love story is on at the Empire until the 25th April, just one of the stops on its UK tour. The show is More...

by Hannah Thompson | Published 2 weeks ago
By Natasha McKinnon On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Theatre Review: Twopence to Cross the Mersey

Elms and Fennah have done a remarkable job indeed, with this latest adaptation of the world-famous Twopence to Cross the Mersey, based on the childhood life of Helen Forrester. Although the set is minimalistic – More...

By Hannah Thompson On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar plays at the Empire: A Review

Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice when they were just 19 and 22 respectively, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last days of Christ before his crucifixion. The musical is internationally renowned, More...

By Hannah Thompson On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Mamma Mia! comes to the Empire Theatre: A Review.

  To say that Mamma Mia! was amazing would be to understate the sheer power and energy of this incredible show. Musicals are always fun, but this has got to be the best I have ever seen. I was expecting it More...

Rhydian Roberts as Pontius Pilate.
Photo credit- Pamela Raith photography.
By Hannah Thompson On Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Smash hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Liverpool this Lent.

In just a few short weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s world-renowned rock musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will be taking the stage in the Liverpool Empire Theatre for a night which promises to be More...

By Natasha McKinnon On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

An Interview with Maria Lovelady, Star of Upcoming Play ‘Twopence to Cross the Mersey’

The characteristic Epstein Theatre is soon to play host to a stage revival of Helen Forrester’s ‘Twopence to Cross the Mersey’. In the theatre bar, which is filled with the sound of laughter and chatter, I More...

By Hannah Thompson On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

T-Birds and Pink Ladies Wanted!

Could you be ‘the one that they want?’ LHK Youth Theatre are holding open auditions for the next huge production to come to the Epstein Theatre, the 50’s musical hit, Grease, heading to Liverpool in June More...

By Hannah Thompson On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Opportunity for students to be involved with the Theatre in the Rough Festival-‘Coastlands’ project

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for all you arty types to get your creative juices flowing, but be quick as the deadline is coming up soon!     Funded by the Arts Council England and The Hemby Trust, More...

The cast: Jennifer Essex, Adam Davies, Eleni Edipidi and Ross McCall.
By Joseph Hart On Thursday, December 11th, 2014

That’s Amore! Tmesis Theatre to Debut Winter Tour in Liverpool

Critically acclaimed physical theatre company, Tmesis, have announced a new production to open in the New Year. As its name suggests, That’s Amore, centres itself around love and all it encompasses; from chance More...

Image courtesy of PurpleCoat productions
By Alice van den Bosch On Friday, December 5th, 2014

Titus Andronicus: a LUDS production of sex, politics, Romans & revenge

Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s less famous & popular plays.   Rape, multiple murder, mutilation, forced cannibalism, human sacrifice…a deadly cycle of revenge set against a bloody backdrop More...