Everyman Theatre - until July 14.
Ruddigore A Crosby Gilbert & Sullivan Society Production. Box Office opens March 14 at 11am, advanced bookings 0151 924 5977.
Little Theatre, Hoghton Street, Southport, 01704 530521 - to Sat, 24 Mar Wicked The incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures on Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. This unforgettable musical transports audiences to a stunningly reimagined world of Oz, providing marvels beyond your imagination The Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017 - to Sat, Mar 31 Nina - A Story About Me and Nina Simone Josette Bushell-Mingo's powerful connection to legendary artist and activist Nina Simone, performed with an exceptional live band. A searing and soulful theatre piece inspired by the life and music of Nina Simone. Unity Theatre, Hope Place, 0151 709 4988 - to Sat, 24 Mar Don Quixote Kingdom of Narnia & Showcase With one ballet set in the magical Kingdom of Narnia, and another following Don Quixote to a spectacular dance festival in Barcelona, the evening promises to provide a glorious celebration of music and dance.
The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Fri, 23 Mar - Sun, 25 Mar Ballerina in Danger plus Divertissements Isabella is an exceptional girl because only she can see the invisible Pink House. They become friends and go on adventures together. Isabella's quest is difficult and dangerous; to rescue a ballerina and to save a special cat, she relies on the help of a French boy, Jean Paul and an assortment of astonishing magical creatures. The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Sat, 24 Mar - Sun, 25 Mar Hard Times Thomas Gradgrind will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school or his home. But what effect will this policy have on his own children, Tom and Louisa? How can he protect them from corrupting influences - especially when the circus comes to town? Dark satanic mills, interrupted by the colour and vibrancy of Sleary's Circus, set the stage for a sweeping tale of suppressed love, seduction and social mores, peopled with the sharply observed exaggerated characters that Dickens is celebrated for.
Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, 0151 709 4776 - Tues, 27 Mar - Sat, 31 Mar Horny Handed Tons of Soil The city is alive. Wandering the streets, The Child, The Poet and Death trace memories and map dreams onto a landscape shifting under the spell of time. Inspired by the incredible work of Liverpool's world-renowned poet Adrian Henri, Horny Handed Tons of Soil fuses beat poetry with folk song; electronic composition with live brass & percussion and documentary film with theatrical storytelling. Unity One, Hope Place, 0151 709 4988 - Wed, 28 Mar Jack and the Beanstalk is the tallest of gloriously tall panto tales, telling the story of hapless hero Jack who swaps the family cow for a bag of beans. With a beanstalk reaching the heavens, golden geese and hungry giants, this show really is too big to miss. The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, 0844 888 4411 - Fri, 30 Mar - Sun, 8 Apr music The Baltic Sessions Open Mic The Baltic Sessions are a weekly open mic night at The Baltic Social in Liverpool. All are welcome to play. The Baltic Social, 25-29 Parliament Street, Liverpool,0151 707 1137 - Until 27 Mar The Joni Mitchell Song Book Both Sides Now presents The Joni Mitchell Songbook, bringing together a group of top-drawer musicians, led by singer Sarah Miller and keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw, whose devotion to Joni's back catalogue shines through in performance. St Helens Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens, 01744 735 436 - Sat, 24 Mar Chris Difford& Boo Hewerdine Chris Difford: Some Fantastic Place - My Life in and out of Squeeze - The Acoustic Book Tour As a member of one of London's best-loved bands, Squeeze co-founder Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass, and Tempted. The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, 01704 533 333 - until Sat, 24 Mar Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Told through Jane's eyes, English literature's most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Bronte's Gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage - under its full title - by writer/director Elton Townend Jones. Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane - and several other characters - in this intimate study of love's realities.
The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, 01704 533 333 - until Sat, 24 Mar Beth Nielson Chapman Supporting the release of her brand new Americana album Hearts Of Glass. This is a powerful collection of songs that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength. The songs, mostly written by Beth alone, include several new compositions and gems plucked from Beth's previous releases that have been re-recorded, now moved from piano to guitar with minimal touches of production. The album will take you right into the center of the truth, and the full beautiful dance of contradictions that inhabit love and life.
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789 - Sat, 24 Mar Lionel Ritchie Tribute This show will have you dancing on the ceiling. The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Sat, 24 Mar The Cave Dwellers Play guitar, drums, keyboards or sing? Well this is your unique chance to perform on the iconic stage at 'the most famous club in the world' and become an honorary member of the Cave Dwellers, the Cavern's resident band! The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Sat, 24 Mar Elvis World Tour Starring Pete Storm Multi award winning Elvis Tribute Artist, Pete Storm will be presenting his remarkable and authentic Elvis show to Liverpool.
The Auditorium, ECHO arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool, 0844 800 3680 - Sat, 24 Mar Music for the Mind & Soul Shreya Devnath will be performing alongside RN Prakash at this special concert experience. The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool, 0151 291 3578 - Sat, 24 March Rock Ferry Operatic Society Presents One Night Only The concert highlights the talents of the society's adult and youth chorus and soloists with songs from Rent, Oliver!, Annie, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, Sound of Music, Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, Matilda and more... Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Wirral, 0151 643 8757 - Sun, 25 Mar The Shakers Sunday Show Re-live the energy, passion and above all, the great songs from the bands that used to play alongside The Beatles in the early 1960s. Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Searchers, The Big Three, Billy J Kramer as well as many of those early Lennon & McCartney Beatle classics.
The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Sun, 25 Mar Heatwave, Jaki Graham & Phil Fearon's Galaxy - The Definitive Boogie Night!
Return to the glory days of disco, funk and soul with real dance music legends and enjoy a sensational evening of non-stop, dancefloor anthems including Boogie Nights, Could it Be I'm Falling in Love, Mind Blowing Decisions and Dancing Tight.
Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, 0151 666 0000 - Sun, 25 Mar The Royle Variety Show Variety acts from across the UK.
The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Sun, 25 Mar Rock and Roll Revolution Featuring The Bluejays (Winners of the National Vintage Award for 'Best Band') present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever. Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today.
The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, 0844 888 4411 - Sun, 25 Mar Sarah Darling Following her opening slots for chart toppers Ward Thomas, touring the UK with her own "Night in Nashville" show, Sarah Darling will be stopping off at Studio 2 as part of her UK tour.
Studio 2, 33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool, 0151 707 3727 - Sun, 25 Mar The Baltic Sessions Open Mic The Baltic Sessions are a weekly open mic night at The Baltic Social in Liverpool. All kinds of performers are welcome to play for as long as they please.
The Baltic Social, 25-29 Parliament Street, Liverpool,0151 707 1137 - Until 27 Mar Ian Prowse Monday Club Liverpool singer/songwriter and frontman with Amsterdam hosts his weekly musicians get together.
The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Mon, 26 Mar Tony Skeggs After 20 years with The Overtures as the country's leading 60s tribute band, Tony Skeggs now brings that experience into his solo and band work.
The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Tue, 27 Mar Lach Antifolk legend and star of BBC Radio 4's hit series The Lach Chronicles, will be performing at The 27 Club.
The 27 Club, 40 Victoria Street - Tue, 27 Mar Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the duo recorded their first album The Pearl in 1994 and followed it with many more highly acclaimed albums including Five and Twenty CD to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Tue, 27 Mar COMEDY Joe Lycett - I'm About to Lose Control Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he's been up to recently.
The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, 0844 888 4411 - Sat, 24 Mar The Laughterhouse MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Jarred Christmas, Steve Harris and Paul Pirie.
Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 13-15 Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575 - Sat, 24 Mar Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, 0844 871 3021 - Sat, 24 Mar Hot Water Comedy Club Featuring Kai Humphries and MC Paul Smith. Hot Water Comedy Club, 13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 (Enquiries)/ 07478 699 007 (Booking) - Sat, 24 Mar Bridget Christie - What Now? Join Bridget for a night of hope and despair.
Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, 01510 709 4776 - Sat, 24 Mar Mick Ferry, Brennan Reece and Brendan Riley MC Award winning comedian Mick Ferry is joined by fast rising star Brennan Reece, with resident host Brendan Riley.
The Bentley, 50 Brunswick Street, Liverpool, L2 0PL, 0151 236 4001 - Sat, 24 Mar Hot Water Comedy Club This show will feature Scott Bennett.
Hot Water Comedy Club, 13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 (Enquiries)/07478 699 007 (Booking) - Sun, 25 Mar Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) Award-winning comedian Adam Kay reads from his diaries as a junior doctor in this evening of stand-up and music The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, 01704 533 333 - until Wed, 28 Mar Tom Stade: I Swear The Canadian tour-de-force is back on the road.
Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 13-15 Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575 - Thu, 29 Mar TURN TO PAGE 16 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 events Port Sunlight Players present My Fair Lady Featuring a fantastic musical score including Wouldn't It Be Loverly, The Rain In Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church On Time.
Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Wirral, 0151 643 8757 - to Sat, 24 Mar England Legends Live!
David Johnson, Peter Reid & Phil Thompson Three stars of English and Merseyside football grace the stage in Southport to discuss their brilliant careers, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Join Everton, Liverpool and England striker Peter Reid, legendary Liverpool and England captain Phil Thompson, and ex-England, Liverpool and Everton goal-scorer David Johnson. Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, 0844 871 3021 - Tue, 27 Mar
Don't miss Jack and the Beanstalk at the Epstein