Details of the line-up and performance times for the Liverpool Theatre Festival have been published.
Scheduled for September 1-12 and to be held at St Luke’s Bombed-out Church, the 2021 event will not only provide lots of entertainment but could offer a major boost for the creative art is in the city after the struggles of the pandemic.
Indeed, many of those attending the festival may be inspired to take up acting classes in Liverpool.
The sheer variety of shows may be among the elements that help persuade some to give acting a go and consider the possibility of it being a career.
It starts with 2Gorgeous4U, a one-woman show based around a character who was part of a singing duo who fell out but have now been invited to perform together again.
There is also the musical love story ‘The Last Five Years’, where the parts in the complex love story between an actress and a writer are played by real-life married couple Helen Noble and Graham Tudor.
Indeed, musicals are a big feature of the event, with others including Boing…Meow! And Electric Dreams, the latter based on the Shakespeare Play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Twice Nightly takes a trip down memory lane, with the play, set in the 1930s, paying homage to Liverpool’s lost theatres.
All this takes place alongside comedy and music, offering lots of variety but also the potential to prompt some to think “I could be up on that stage”.
Because the event is held al fresco in the roofless ruined building, the inaugural event took place last year as well and won the Liverpool Echo Community Event of the Year 2020.
Of course, those who excel in acting will not just get to perform in Liverpool.
All Day Breakfast, a theatre company made up of graduates from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, will be touring this autumn, with its new show Simon Says being performed across the north of England.