What’s on in Liverpool: 16-29 September 2016
16 September – 2 October
Liverpool Comedy Festival
Scores of top stand-ups will descend on Liverpool venues including St George’s Hall, Unity Theatre, and The Jacaranda for a three-week celebration of comedy with support from local acts.
Mark Thomas: The Red Shed
Comedian and broadcaster Mark Thomas returns to his roots at the Everyman Theatre with ‘The Red Shed’, a show which combines theatre, stand-up, journalism and political activism.
Conductor Vasily Petrenko will guide the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra through Beethoven’s Fourth symphony and two Berlioz overtures before tackling the legendary composer’s most famous piece head on.
19 September – 1 October
Willy Russell’s classic show returns to the Empire Theatre for a four-week run, with a cast which includes West End veteran Lyn Paul.
Invisible Wind Factory
American rock duo Deap Vally bring their catalogue of blues and metal-infused numbers to the Invisible Wind Factory to promote their new album ‘Femejism’.
20 September – 8 October
Twopence to Cross the Mersey
Helen Forrester’s heart-warming tale of a young girl during the Great Depression of the 1930s hits the stage at the Royal Court for a three-week run, with a cast including Jake Abraham, Eithne Browne and Roy Carruthers.
Picturehouse at FACT
Film fans have the chance to see Katsuhiro Otomo’s subversive anime classic ‘Akira’ on the big screen at FACT to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Manga Entertainment.
Literary Walk: Scallywags & Street Urchins
This circular walk which starts and ends at The Bluecoat will explore the literary associations of Liverpool’s public places and private spaces, examining how authors including Charles Dickens and Herman Melville have portrayed the city in their works.
29 September – 1 October
St George’s Hall Beer Festival
St George’s Hall
Up to 200 real ales and ciders from more than 100 British producers will be available to sample when the St George’s Hall Beer Festival comes to town for a three-day stint.