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...

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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...

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...

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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...

By Erin Hoey On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Ghost the Musical – review

Audiences at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre have been spellbound by the touring production of Ghost the musical. Based on the 1990 academy award winning movie, Ghost tells the story of Sam Wheat (played by Stewart More...

Kate Tempest in Brand New Ancients.
By Jessie Coleman On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients

Modern-epic-spoken-word-theatre-rap-come-poetry-mesmerising-musical-soap-opera. It seems impossible to say exactly what Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients is, except perhaps, a tour de force. The crowd at The Contact More...

By Olivia Brickman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Let It Be – press release

Let It Be embarks on first ever UK and Irish tour in February 2014 Echoing The Beatles’ own early UK tours, Let It Be will play the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, arriving at the Liverpool Empire More...

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By Olivia Brickman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Coalition – review

  Political satire can go over the heads of those less well versed in politics but that is not so with Robert Kahn and Tom Salinsky’s Coalition which deservedly received bountiful 4 star reviews on its opening More...