Jo Caulfield – Here Comes Troubl...

Voted Comedians’ Comedian of The Year 2021/2022, Jo Caulfield is quite simply one of the most consistently funny and creative comics in the country.

Hot on the heels of her sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, Here Comes Trouble is packed with brilliant routines and fantastically embarrassing stories.

Audiences can expect razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners as Jo gets her claws into everything and everyone.

The Ormskirk Comedy Club – Prese...

The Ormskirk Comedy Club is back for its first show of 2024! And this time its bigger and better!

Opening the Show is: AMY GLEDHILL – Jonathan Ross Show, Alma’s Not Normal, The Stand Up Show, Guessable, Hypothetical, The Emily Atack Show, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled and twice Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee!

Middling the show is: JOSH ELTON – BBC Sesh

Closing the show is: MARK SILCOX – Sneakerhead, Man Like Mobeen, Joe Lycetts Got Your Back, Mandy. Cult comic Mark is an absolute Icon of the comedy circuit.

As always Adam Rushton will hold the night together as MC

The Magic Live Lounge

Following sell out shows in 2021, 2022 and 2023 The Magic Live Lounge returns to The Chapel Ormskirk for another evening of Magic, Mystery & Comedy!

Scheduled to appear:

Chris Manucal – Comedy Trickster from the USA

Mason King – Mind Reader & Mentalist

The Great Borrini – The Italian Gentleman of Mystery

Mark Roberts – Beyond Sleight of Hand Illusionist

Magik Ash – Brand new talent making his Magic Live Lounge debut

There will also be live music from 7pm in the bar from local acoustic performer Stuart Belcher area as well as close up magic from Magic Dan at your table prior to the main show beginning at 8pm.

Poetry At The Athenaeum

Following the success of our first Athenaeum Poetry Evening in November, they are celebrating (one day late) the birthday of William Roscoe, poet and founder member of their club, with an evening of poetry and music.

This time we will include both poets reading their own work and readings of favourite poems by others. Guest performers include Paul Rowland, Hilary Walker and Robyn Moore. Proprietors Tim Ward, Ieuan Cligwri and Sally-Anne Tapia-Bowes will read their own work and they also expect contributions from their President, Paul Burns, and their Chair, Radio Merseyside’s Roger Phillips. If you too write poetry and would like to perform one of your poems – or if you would just like to share a favourite poem – there will be an ‘open mic’ slot as well. Please let them know before the event if you want to read.

There will be live folk music, from members of Pentland Brig and a substantial warming buffet prepared by their chefs. The Newsroom will be set out ‘cabaret style’ so that you can eat at your leisure and have a drink or two while enjoying the poetry in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

Book now for a night of comedy, emotion, song, surprises and a warm Athenaeum welcome.

6.30 Music as you arrive

7.00 Poetry

7.45 Buffet served and more music

8.15 More poetry

9.00 Carry on drinking and chatting until closing time (last orders 10.30)!

The dress code for this event is smart casual, though we ask guests to refrain from wearing jeans or trainers.

Important Information

This event is strictly for guests aged 18 and over.

Wheelchair access may be limited; please contact the concierge desk at 0151 709 7770 for assistance.

Pagoda Arts Chinese Youth Orchestra

Forming part of the event programme for You Get a Car [Everybody gets a Car]: RESOLVE Collective, Tate Liverpool will present a music and dance performance by Pagoda Arts Chinese Youth Orchestra.

Pagoda Arts are one of the community arts organisations showcased in the current RESOLVE Collective exhibition and this performance gives visitors the chance to encounter more of their work with a performance by 35 young musicians and 10 dancers.

Pagoda Arts is a charity that develops and provides activities and performances of Chinese Culture and Arts in Liverpool. It also provides professional development and a community space for the Chinese community to meet and pursue shared interests. It is an important space for the young people in the community in particular and home to the first and largest Chinese youth orchestra in Europe.

Pagoda Arts were honoured at the Global Chinese Spring Festival Gala 2024 in Beijing. Pagoda was awarded 3 honours including Pagoda Arts CEO, Zi Lan Liao, has been honoured with the award of Chinese Role Model – 2023 – Outstanding Female and Pagoda Arts musician, Tian Qiyi, was also honoured with the Chinese Role Model – 2023 Arts Achievement.

This event is presented in collaboration with Museum of Liverpool.

On The Waterfront presents Paul Smith

Fresh off the back of multiple sellout arena shows including Liverpool’s M&S and London’s Wembley Arena, comedy legend Paul Smith has announced plans to stage his biggest show to date in his home city.

Paul will be taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head on Thursday 20th June for a very special 12,000 capacity open air show for On the Waterfront presents Paul Smith.

Recently crowned Liverpool’s Comedian of the Year, the accolade is hardly unexpected for anyone who has experienced his performances live or on screen, or among his million strong social media following. In collaboration with the UK’s premier comedy promoter, Hot Water Comedy, where Paul infamously honed his skills as resident MC, and soon evolved into their most prized asset, his distinctive charm and cheeky wit, paired with a razor sharp take on audience interactions delivered in his quintessentially scouse manner, have become his trademark, making him one of the most sought after comedians in the UK.

Joining him for the jam-packed show of music and entertainment will be some of the UK’s brightest comedy talents and future stars from the Hot Water Comedy roster, with Liverpool’s first ever open-air comedy festival guaranteed to be an unmissable event.

Paul Smith: Pablo

Paul Smith is back and better than ever with his latest tour show, “Pablo”.

Get ready to experience the jaw-aching, laugh out loud comedy that only Smith can deliver. This is Paul Smith’s biggest and funniest tour show yet, and it promises to have you rolling around in laughter with every joke.

The show features a mix of his trademark audience interaction and hilarious true stories from his everyday life. You can expect hysterics from start to finish, and you won’t want to miss a minute.

Fat Chance

Meet Rachel – a 20-something actress from Boro whose funny, celebratory and politically powerful one-woman play explores her true-life experience of weight gain from size 8 to 18. From audition nerves and throwaway comments to literally breaking a leg this play is for:

Anyone who’s felt like they had to shrink themselves

Anyone who’s adapted to be more palatable to others

Anyone who’s ever put on or lost weight and been treated differently

Anyone who had free school dinners

Anyone who feels they don’t fit.

This unconventional show looks at the pitfalls of trying to have it all.

As SHE Likes It

As SHE Likes It is inspired by the story of #MeToo pioneer Patricia Douglas. It’s been nearly 100 years since Patricia Douglas was lured to a studio party under the guise of a casting call, in what was perhaps the biggest, best-suppressed scandal in Hollywood history.

Through a fusion of live theatre and filmed footage, As SHE Likes It exposes the cultural legacy of sexism and exploitation that still haunts the industry to this day. A darkly comedic explosion of multimedia, verbatim, cabaret and drag; a contemporary Brechtian-style play that poses the question: How much has changed between the Hollywood of yesteryear and now?

Written by Chloe Wade and supported by Olivier Award winning playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm (Emilia The Globe, Obsession Netflix), As SHE Likes It is a peek behind the sepia cigarette smoke and passionate embraces of Old Hollywood, as seen through the eyes of its archetypes.

An Evening of Burlesque

Roll up, roll up. . . a scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment – the UK’s longest running burlesque show – is back touring the nation. And, it’s bigger than ever.

Join us for the good old-fashioned night out as we bring you the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus and burlesque to light up all your senses.

With world-class entertainers and stars of the stage and screen – prepare for an extravaganza of glitz and glamour! Expect fun, feathers and fabulous costumes as we pick from the finest selection of specialty artistes, cabaret and circus stars, comedians and champagne showgirls!  It’s the perfect night for everyone.

An Evening of Burlesque is filled with artistic spectacle that has enraptured audiences for centuries. This sensational variety show brings together a bounty of beautiful stars for an unrivalled variety show for the 21st Century! Expect the unexpected with plenty of glitter and glamour! It’s cocktails and cabaret o’clock!

An Evening of Burlesque – they are waiting for you! Tickets on sale now!