By Jessica Marshall
The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse have announced their Autumn/Winter 2022 programme of events, with some fantastic shows lined up to brighten up your Autumn/Winter and give you something to look forward to. Here’s a look ahead to their upcoming shows.
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Autumn/Winter 2022 Programme
A Billion Times I Love You (27 September – 8 October)
The Everyman is presenting to you a modern-day queer love story which is sure to take you on a rollercoaster journey of emotions. This play focuses on different love languages and how to display your love for someone when it feels unreciprocated.
Othello (4 – 8 October)
Shakespeare’s Othello is coming to you this October at the Playhouse Theatre. This award-winning drama focuses on themes of love, sex, murder, and betrayal, transformed, and reimagined into a 21st century world. How easily can relationships be broken when they’re built on paranoia and manipulation?
A Lovely World Featuring Elle Dillon-Reams (6 October)
A Lovely Word promises a night full of beautiful and thought-provoking poetry for all you poetry fanatics and writers out there on October 6th at The Everyman. Elle Dillon-Reams is a spoken word artist who has sold out two spoken shows after winning multiple poetry competitions over the past few years. If you’re a poet and would like to show off your talent, you can sign up to speak at this event! Best of all, the entire event is completely free. All you have to do is show up.
The Importance Of Being Earnest (11 – 15 October)
Award winner Denzel Westley-Sanderson brings Oscar Wilde’s famous play ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ to a new life, with themes explored such as family, gender, class, and sexuality, packed with plenty of wit and humour. Don’t miss out on a night full of laughter and heart-warming moments at the beautiful Everyman theatre.
Deep Blue (20 – 22 October)
This October the Everyman presents ‘Deep Blue’ a play which focuses on the feeling of growing up and yearning to find where you belong. We meet Riley, the main character who feels connected to the solemness of the worlds loneliest whale on a David Attenborough documentary. In a world as big as this, many people crave human connection and are searching for their place to call home.
The Smartest Giant in Town (25 – 29 October)
The Playhouse theatre represents a story book brought to life on stage for your little ones to enjoy. From puppets to costumes and stage props, your children are sure to be kept entertained for the night. Who knows, you might enjoy it too. George the giant goes on a journey involving a makeover and a quest to help his new friends carry through their mission.
Murder Mystery – The Body Snatchers: Halloween 2022 Special (28 October)
Indulge in a spooky treat this Halloween season and get down to the Everyman to immerse yourself into a thrilling murder mystery. Set in Liverpool 1826, a body is discovered in one of the ships lined up at the docks, and Johnathon fears it is his cousin who has been MIA for the past few weeks. Will he find out who it is and what price will he have to pay for exposing the truth?
An Audience With The Scaffold (29 October)
On the 29th of October at The Everyman Theatre, John Gorman, Roger McGough, and Mike “McGear” McCartney are returning to Liverpool to celebrate 60 years of The Scaffold. Be prepared for a night of comedic sketches, poetry, and songs from these Liverpool legends to create a night full of memories that you won’t forget.
Filla Crack’s Halloween Drag Cabaret 2022 (29 October)
Join these scouse drag queens at The Everyman for a spooky night of glitz, glam and glorious costume, bringing to you Liverpool’s very own Sanderson sisters with a twist. ‘The Sefton Sisters.’ Get to planning your outfits and join these queens for a night full of laughter, fun and dragtastic outfits. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the spooky season.
State Of Mind Symposium In person & Online (3 November)
20 Stories High have raised awareness for the importance of focus on mental health in Liverpool over the past 4 years, with talks and workshops focused on what we can do as a community to support one another and put our own wellbeing above all other life responsibilities. This year they are coming to The Everyman to bring a range of discussions, presentations, and workshops to educate the people of Liverpool.
A Lovely Word x Homotopia (3 November)
A lovely Word and Homotopia are teaming up to present to you a night of LQBTQIA poetry with an open mic and a headliner on in the first half of the night. If you are a poet fanatic or you love to see people showcase their talent, come down to this FREE event and meet some new people! There is also a chance to take part if you are a poet who would love the opportunity to perform in front of others.
TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY (3 & 4 November)
20 Stories High will bring to you a night filled with Liverpool’s best rappers, poets, singer, and Ninjas! With two themes of the night, ‘Touchy’ will begin in the first half featuring a collection of award-winning short films which all centre around the theme of touch, made to captivate and entertain. The second half of the night will present ‘Analogy’ which brings fourth a collection of funny and emotive testimonies performed on stage, from hip hop music to a perfect combination of poetry and Ninja moves. It sounds like a unique night that you don’t want to miss out on.
Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not to Come (4 November)
At The Playhouse Poppy Jay and Rubina Pabani present to you a night filled with personal entertainment and life advice, focusing on themes such as navigating life, sexpectations and the messy reality that we all live in. Crowned ‘The funniest woman in Britain’ by The Times, their unapologetic and raw personalities are sure to draw you in and make you feel seen. From sketches to humorous songs and personal anecdotes, it is sure to be a night you won’t regret.
David O’Doherty: Whoa Is Me (11 November)
Stand-up comedian David O’Doherty joins The Playhouse Theatre for a night of humour, wit, and maybe a little bit of singing accompanied by his famous keyboard. From Live at the Apollo to 8 Out Of 10 Cats, David is set to perform in Liverpool, a show not to miss. Come and find out what all the hype is about.
Flo & Joan: Sweet Release 2022 (12 November)
Musical comedy duo, Flo and Jean are set to perform in The Playhouse Theatre this November, to bring to Liverpool a night of brilliant songs and great comedy. With multiple sell out tours across the globe, we can see why these two women are so loved with their witty humour and infectious personalities, paired with their famous retro look.
Mark Thomas: Black and White (16 & 17 November)
The Playhouse welcomes award winning comedian Mark Thomas this winter, with themes of capitalism and uniting together as a community to learn and grow, this night will focus on new ideas for uplifting ourselves and each other and finding hope in uncertain times.
Les Dawson: Flying High (19 November)
Jon Culshaw joins The Playhouse Theatre to celebrate the very much missed comedic legend Les Dawson, bringing his stage presence back to life with this amazing tribute. From sketches to retelling of incidents from his life, join Jon Culshaw to keep the memory of Les alive and enjoy some good ol’ comedy.
Noughts & Crosses (22 – 25 November)
Noughts and Crosses is a play which focuses on racial and social divides, represented by two groups, The Noughts and The Crosses, and the struggles that emerge when two people fall in love from each group. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, this play involves themes of violence brought upon by forbidden love.
The Rock N’ Roll Panto Red Riding Hood (25 November – 14 January 2023)
Prepare to enter a world of wolves, bears, and an unsuspecting girl in a bright red dress. From dazzling costumes to brilliant stage props and musical performances, Little Red Riding Hood is being brought to life right in our own Everyman Theatre. A perfect event to bring your family to this winter. Prepare to be dazzled.
A Lovely Word Featuring The Repeat Beat Poet (1 December)
Lovely Word is back with a headliner in the first half of the show and open mic poets in the second, once again free of cost! If you’re looking for a fun and chilled night of poetry then this event is perfect for you. Ghanaian poet Peter De-graft Johnson will be performing his amazing poetry, you don’t want to miss it.
SIX (6 – 8 December)
The Playhouse presents, hit musical SIX, from Broadway to Liverpool, this famous West end Show is a perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season and treat your family to an amazing night of Pop Princesses, Tudor Queens, and the six wives of Henry the VIII within the 21st girl power theatre performance. It’ll leave you feeling uplifted and empowered.