Review: Sting’s musical ‘The Last Ship’

From the opening bars of the first song, it’s clear that ‘The Last Ship’ means business.A gripping tale punctuated with knockout tunes, Sting’s debut musical pulls no punches in its story of a Wallsend shipyard on the brink of extinction.Under the direction of iron-willed foreman Jackie White (Joe McGann) and beetroot-faced ... Read More...

‘Lennon’s Banjo’ show to raise cash for Strawberry Field redevelopment

Theatre goers can help support Liverpool’s Strawberry Field redevelopment when a fundraising campaign gets underway.The project to transform the iconic South Liverpool site will benefit from donations given during the Epstein Theatre’s forthcoming ‘Lennon’s Banjo’ show.There will be a collection at the end of each performance of the production, which ... Read More...

Shakespeare North Playhouse project moves towards construction stage

The preferred construction partner for Knowsley’s multi-million pound Shakespeare North Playhouse has been named.Knowsley Council cabinet members have agreed to appoint Kier Construction for the Prescot town centre scheme, with pre-construction work scheduled to start in April 2018.An April 2020 completion date has been earmarked for the theatre, education and ... Read More...

Epstein Theatre: Administration brings ‘peace of mind that future is secure’

Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre continues to look forward to “an incredible line-up of shows booked in until 2019” despite administrators being called in.The historic venue’s general manager says that the move has provided “peace of mind that the future of The Epstein is secure”.The Hanover Street-based theatre is pushing ahead with ... Read More...