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Sherlock mystery and cult classic among new theatre season highlights

Cult classic ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ and Sherlock Holmes’ Baskerville mystery are heading to the Liverpool stage later this year.

The shows are among the highlights of the newly unveiled autumn/winter 2017 programme for Everyman & Playhouse.

After success in the US, ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ promises an energetic show for the Playhouse as just five actors play more than 40 characters; while Max Stafford-Clark and Out of Joint Theatre Company’s ‘Rita, Sue and Bob Too’ also comes to the venue following an original co-production of the show at the Everyman in 1982.

Meanwhile Kneehigh Theatre Company is preparing to head back to the Everyman with its new production ‘The Tin Drum’, following its hit run of ‘Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and Other Love Songs)’ in 2014, and comedian Josie Long headlines a the ‘Lefty Scum’ night of music and comedy, celebrating the struggles of life on the left wing.

Other newly announced shows among the programme include the re-imagination of family classic ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ at the Playhouse, which has already become a hit in the West End; and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ will tell the story of legendary rocker Ian Dury at the Everyman.

Everyman’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ will round off the season at the two theatres, which also includes Market Theatre Johannesburg’s ‘The Suitcase’, National Theatre sell-out ‘People, Places and Things’, Northern Broadsides’ comedy ‘Follow the Money’, award-winning show ‘Songs From the End of the World’, affectionate one-man show ‘Me & Robin Hood’, and one-woman play ‘Man to Man’.

Gemma Bodinetz, artistic director at Everyman & Playhouse, says: “As we take a breath between the freneticism and wonder of our repertory company seasons, it is with huge excitement that we welcome so many remarkable world-class companies and artists to the Everyman and Playhouse.

“Join us for a season of old friends and new relationships, the traditional and the game-changing, the home-grown and the international, all chosen to dazzle and thrill our audiences.”

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