REVIEW: THE WEDDING SINGER (Liverpool Empire) ★★★

It’s time to party like it’s 1985 at the Liverpool Empire, as The Wedding Singer dances into town. For those who may not have seen the movie starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, The Wedding Singer is essentially Romeo and Juliet with leg warmers and a perm. Good girl Julia (Juliet) is all set to […]

REVIEW: GHOST (Liverpool Empire) ★★★

It’s impossible to hear Unchained Melody without envisaging Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore at the pottery wheel in the 1990 movie of Ghost. The musical adaptation first took to the stage not far down the road from its current home at the Liverpool Empire, when it opened in 2011 in Manchester, before storming into the […]

Search for new CILLA BLACK for world theatre premiere of CILLA THE MUSICAL

Bafta Award Winning Jeff Pope’s Acclaimed TV Series come to the stage in the world premiere of Cilla The Musical at Liverpool Empire Theatre BUT WHO WILL PLAY CILLA BLACK?? Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield present the new musical about the life and legend of Cilla Black, which will open in her hometown at the […]


Despite its thoroughly modern title, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a good old-fashioned throw back to a simpler time in musical theatre, with a feel of Singin’ In The Rain and 42nd Street. Set in 1922, Millie Dillmount leaves her small town home in Kansas for the Big Apple on her quest to become a modern […]

REVIEW: EVITA (Liverpool Empire) ★★★★

It is hard to believe that Evita was first released as a concept album in 1976. Over forty years later and Bill Kenwright’s current touring production feels eerily relevant in a world where the news is dominated by politics and unlikely ascensions to power. Tim Rice’s lyrics, such as political leaders opposing “Foreign domination of […]

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