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Arts Diary: Key Events; THE ARTS EDITOR'S PICK OF THE DAY.

Byline: Philip Key

THEATRE: Terry Johnson's 1982 play Insignificance arrives in anew production directed by Simon West. It is set in 1953 where four very different people meet in a hotel room. They are, in reality, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Senator Joe McCarthy and Joe DiMaggio (Marilyn's husband). Former Liverpool Everyman actor Nicholas de Prevost plays the Einstein character. Tonight, 7.30pm, Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets pounds 16 (cons pounds 10). Runs until Saturday. 0151 709 4776

CLASSIC: Homer's The Odyssey gets a new look in this production from Bristol Old Vic and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Adapted by Bristol's artistic director David Farr - and directed by him - Homer's poem gets a dramatic interpretation set partly in the modern day. Today, 7.45pm, Liverpool Everyman. Tickets pounds 12 (cons pounds 6). Runs until Saturday. 0151 709 4776

FAMILY: The television cartoon series Scooby-Doo gets a theatrical workout in a show titled Stagefright.

Like the TV series, it is all about spooks. Silly but fun. Today, 2pm and 7pm.

Tickets ran range pounds 14.50-pounds 17.50. Runs until Saturday. 0161 3851336

EXHIBITION: Cammell Laird: The Ships is a celebration of shipbuilding history by the Laird family, the company and all the workers.10am-5pm, Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. Runs until June. 0151 666 4010

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GERRY MARSDEN and the Pacemakers among the stars of Solid Silver 60s, a nostalgia show which also includes The Searchers, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Merseybeats. April 24, 7.30pm, Liverpool Empire. Tickets range pounds 18-pounds 22. 0870 6063404

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