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What’s on in Liverpool: 16-29 September 2016

What’s on in Liverpool: 16-29 September 2016


16 September – 2 October
Liverpool Comedy Festival
Various venues
Scores of top stand-ups will descend on Liverpool venues including St George’s Hall, Unity Theatre, and The Jacaranda for a three-week celebration of comedy with support from local acts.

16-17 September
Mark Thomas: The Red Shed
Everyman Theatre
Comedian and broadcaster Mark Thomas returns to his roots at the Everyman Theatre with ‘The Red Shed’, a show which combines theatre, stand-up, journalism and political activism.

17 September
Duh-Duh-Duh Dummmmm!
Philharmonic Hall
Conductor Vasily Petrenko will guide the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra through Beethoven’s Fourth symphony and two Berlioz overtures before tackling the legendary composer’s most famous piece head on.

> Read our interview with conductor Vasily Petrenko

19 September – 1 October
Blood Brothers
Empire Theatre
Willy Russell’s classic show returns to the Empire Theatre for a four-week run, with a cast which includes West End veteran Lyn Paul.

> Read our interview with screenwriter Willy Russell

20 September
Deap Vally
Invisible Wind Factory
American rock duo Deap Vally bring their catalogue of blues and metal-infused numbers to the Invisible Wind Factory to promote their new album ‘Femejism’.

20 September – 8 October
Twopence to Cross the Mersey
Royal Court
Helen Forrester’s heart-warming tale of a young girl during the Great Depression of the 1930s hits the stage at the Royal Court for a three-week run, with a cast including Jake Abraham, Eithne Browne and Roy Carruthers.

21 September
Picturehouse at FACT
Film fans have the chance to see Katsuhiro Otomo’s subversive anime classic ‘Akira’ on the big screen at FACT to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Manga Entertainment.

25 September
Literary Walk: Scallywags & Street Urchins
The Bluecoat
This circular walk which starts and ends at The Bluecoat will explore the literary associations of Liverpool’s public places and private spaces, examining how authors including Charles Dickens and Herman Melville have portrayed the city in their works.

29 September – 1 October
St George’s Hall Beer Festival
St George’s Hall
Up to 200 real ales and ciders from more than 100 British producers will be available to sample when the St George’s Hall Beer Festival comes to town for a three-day stint.


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