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Theatre. The Wizard of Oz With a star-studded cast, including X-Factor's Sean Smith as Tin Man, and voice of the airwaves Claire Simmo, from Greatest Hits Liverpool, as Glinda. Joining them is Liverpool favourite Lindzi Germain as Lion, the hilarious Lewis Pryor as Scarecrow and everyone's favourite Dame, Michael Chapman, as The Wicked Witch. Embark on an adventure from Munchkin Land to Emerald City and join Dorothy, Toto and new friends Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion as they journey to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, Liverpool, 0844 888 4411 - Mon, 22 Apr User Not Found What happens to our digital identities after we die? At this show, performed in LEAF on Bold Street, audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man's story, as he's faced with keeping or deleting his partner's online existence. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.

LEAF, Bold Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 4988 - Mon, 22 Apr - Tues, 23 Apr Wizard of Oz Go on a magical adventure over the rainbow at St Helens Theatre Royal, as Regal Entertainments' enchanting panto production of The Wizard of Oz returns for Easter! Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens, 01744 756 000 - to Mon, 22 Apr Ghost: The Musical Walking back to their apartment late one night, a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend, Molly, alone, in despair and utterly lost. But, with the help of a phoney storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger Empire Theatre, Lime Street, Liverpool, 0843 504 7206 - Tue, 23 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr The Cruise is a new play devised by a group of people aged over 50 in Neston. An activity funded by Brightlife Cheshire. Set on a cruise ship, a group of strangers find they have more in common than they bargained for. The play has been directed and produced by Mike Lockley and Samantha Giblin. Tickets can be booked direct with the Gladstone Theatre on 0151 643 8757. The Cruise will then transfer to Storyhouse, Chester, on Sunday, May 12, at 4.30pm. This is part of an intergenerational double bill with InterACT Youth Theatre, who are presenting Philip Ridley's Sparkleshark at Storyhouse by following the link Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral, 0151 643 8757 - Tues, Apr 23 - May 12 The Wind in The Willows Ratty, Badger and Mole join the exuberant Toad and embark on a series of adventures and misadventures caused by his insatiable need for speed. Presented by Encore Productions. The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Thu, 25 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr Pirate's Rock A family musical adventure The Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool, 0344 561 0622 - April 25 -27 Not The Horse is an outrageous crime-comedy that follows Tony, a 20-year-old Scouser, who finds himself in a labyrinth of trouble. After losing an illegal horse racing bet with a notorious group of London gangsters, Tony and his friends find themselves looking for any possible plan to come up with PS250k in four days. After a whirlwind of ideas, accidental robbery, accidental horse tranquillisers and a lot of ... well ... horse semen, Not the Horse spirals into a loud crashing finish that'll leave audiences laughing out loud and questioning their own sanity. Royal Court Studio, Liverpool - Thu, 25 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr Twirlywoos Live The Twirlywoos are setting sail around the UK to welcome young fans along for a theatrical adventure. Expect mischief, music and plenty of surprises as they share the delight of discovery. Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens, 01744 756 000 - Sat, 27 Apr - Sun, 28 Apr Sparkleshark Yet again, Neston-based InterACT Youth Theatre will present a new writing play commissioned by National Theatre Connections. In a change from the norm of premiering a new play commissioned by the NT for 2019, InterACT decided to revisit a play from 1997. Sparkleshark, by Philip Ridley, is performed by special arrangement with Samuel French Limited. An NT Connections classic, InterACT will add a 21st-century spin to this play about gangs, bullying and how creativity, imagination and storytelling can overcome adversity and build friendship through a shared experience Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, as part of the Leverhulme Drama Festival. Tickets direct from the theatre on 0151 643 8757 - Fri, Apr 26, 7.30pm music Ian Prowse Liverpool singer/songwriter and frontman with Amsterdam hosts his weekly musicians' get-together. Original songs and interesting covers are the order of the day. Great musicians gather to show the other side of Liverpool's vibrant and creative music scene - you never know who might turn up!

The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 1965 - Mon, 22 Apr Tuesday Live Music Tuesday afternoon is neverending! Starting from 11am, live music now goes on for a full 13 hours, right through the afternoon and into the evening. The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 1965 - Tue, 23 Apr The Amazing Kappa Band Fronted by the legendary Liverpool guitarist, Paul Kappa, there is something for everyone in one of their shows - and no-one leaves a Kappa show disappointed. Great showmanship and great musicianship throughout in a fabulous blend of rock & roll, rockabilly, melodic ballads and lots more.

The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool, 0151 236 1965 - Wed, 24 Apr Heather Small As part of M People, with hits such as Moving On Up, One Night In Heaven and Search For The Hero and albums like Elegant Slumming, Bizarre Fruit and Fresco, Heather Small achieved massive worldwide success, becoming one of the seminal British voices of the 1990.

Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, 0151 666 0000 - Thu, 25 Apr Moore Moss Rutter Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk among a precociously gifted generation. There is a heightened sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter. This show is hosted by Liverpudlian traditional fiddler Mikey Kenney, who will open the evening with a set of traditional Irish music. Tickets available from St Michael's Irish Centre, 6, Boundary Lane, Everton - Thu, 25 Apr The Beach Boys Tribute Show This production is performed with technical excellence that will impress you and a vocal performance of the highest quality - an experience you will be proud to tell your friends you were there to witness. Come join the fun and ride the wave of adrenaline and nostalgia that will sweep you from surf and sun to hit after hit.

The Epstein Theatre, 85, Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DZ, 0844 888 4411 - Thu, 25 Apr From The Jam This iconic band will mark four decades since the release of their All Mod Cons album by playing the LP in its entirety. As well as classics such as Down in the Tube Station at Midnight and "A" Bomb in Wardour Street, the band are also excited about playing Billy Hunt, Mr Clean and The Butterfly Collector, which only featured on the US release of All Mod Cons originally. Support on the night will come from rhythm and blues band Nine Below Zero.

Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square, Warrington, 01925 442 345 - Fri, 26 Apr Letz Zep An achievement marked by the authoritative Ticketmaster organisation, when they awarded Letz Zep with the status of both The Most Popular and The Most Highly Rated tribute to Led Zeppelin in the UK today. Letz Zep are the best-known and most successful tribute to Led Zeppelin.

The Epstein Theatre, 85, Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ, 0844 888 4411 - Fri, 26 Apr The Brassworks Quartet The quartet will perform a variety of popular brass pieces to suit all tastes, including music from film and show pieces through to light classical works.

The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Fri, 26 Apr Michael Jackson Tribute Show A breathtaking performance with dazzling costumes! Featuring songs from Jackson 5 era to his solo songs including ABC, Beat It, Thriller, Smooth Criminal and, of course, many more. The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Fri, 26 Apr Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour After 20 years of performances, Gimme ABBA are now established as one of the bestloved UK tributes to ABBA. The Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens, 01744 735 436 - Fri, 26 Apr Aziz Ibrahim & Inder Goldfinger: Monkey Business Celebrating the South Asian contribution to Ian Brown's Unfinished Monkey Business album, on its 21st anniversary. Unitarian Church, Ullet Road, Liverpool ( 13463537) - Fri, 26 Apr COMEDY Love Thy Laughter Comedy Night A free night, with food and drink promos, full of local talent from across Liverpool and the North West.

30 Hatton Garden L32FE - Thu, 25 April (weekly onwards) Hot Water Comedy Club This triple headline show will feature Mandy Knight, Brennan Reece and Paul Smith.

Hot Water Comedy Club, 45, Hardman St, Liverpool L1 9AS - Fri, 26 Apr Laughterhouse MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Chris Cairns, along with Will Smith.

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick St, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575 - Fri, 26 Apr The Liverpool Comedy Club Features a double headline bill with Eddy Brimson and Irish comedian Kevin Gildea, with resident host and comic, Brendan Riley.

The Bentley, 50, Brunswick Street Liverpool, 0151 236 4001 - Sat, 27 Apr Laughterhouse MC Neil Fitzmaurice introduces Alex Boardman, along with Chris Cairns.

Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 13-15, Fenwick St, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575 - Sat, 27 Apr Comedy P*ss Up Featuring some of the UK's best comedians for a fun-filled afternoon.

The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Sun, 28 Apr Cannon and Ball bring their own brand of humour to the Brindley Theatre.

The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 - Wed, 1 May We Are What We Overcome Written and Performed by Matt McGuinness.

West Kirby Arts Centre, Wirral - Fri, 3 May
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