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Theatre War Horse Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the powerful and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and memorable songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. Liverpool Empire Theatre, Lime Street, 0844 871 3017 - to Sat, 2 Dec Grimmsvalley Soup Productions present Grimmsvalley. The Studio, Lacey Street, Widnes, 07809 691826 - Sat, 25 Nov The Scouse Nativity It's Bethlehem. Terry, a lonely shepherd, looks out over the land and sees that all is good. Apart from that bloody great star. He should probably take a look at that. But Terry's shepherd mates are lining up the ale at the King Herod's Arms and there's no way he's missing a night on the lash. Not at Christmas The Royal Court, Lime Street, 0151 709 4321 - to Jan, 13 Jan The Salon Get the rollers at the ready, as Drew Quayle's hilarious and critically-acclaimed comedy play The Salon makes a welcome return to St Helens Theatre Royal.

St Helens Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens, 01744 756 000 - to Sat, 25 Nov For Love or Money In a small town in Yorkshire, a beautiful widow is being wooed by two suitors. Fresh from the City and with endless money to dispose of, the older one showers her with gifts - which the younger wants to put to better use. A love triangle, then; a tale of rivalry and avarice.

Playhouse Theatre, Williamson Square, 0151 709 4776 - to Sat, 25 Nov Chiltern Youth Theatre Presents - Beauty and The Beast Chiltern Youth Theatre Company returns to The Epstein Theatre with the magical favourite. Led by Artistic Director Sharon Byatt, this wonderful group of youngsters will once again set the stage alight with their special talents.

The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, 0844 888 4411 - Sat, 25 Nov - Sun, 26 Nov The Everyman Rock 'n' Roll Panto - The Little Mermaid It's the place to be this Christmas as The Little Mermaid swims into town. Regular writers Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton have adapted the well-known tail that never flounders. With a live band, plenty of laughs and more than a few surprises, The Little Mermaid is the perfect festive treat.

The Everyman, Hope Street, 0151 708 3700 - Sat, 25 Nov - Sat, 20 Jan Music Verdi's Falstaff Sir Bryn Terfel's portrayal of Shakespeare's fat knight is one of the wonders of the operatic world - so what better way to mark his Liverpool residency than with this uproarious operatic re-imagining of The Merry Wives of Windsor, in an imaginative concert staging? Vasily Petrenko conducts a dynamic cast in an opera that's basically three solid acts of laughter and joy.

Philharmonic Hall, Lime Street, 0151 709 3789 - Sun, 26 Nov A Viennese Strauss Christmas Gala Once again this favourite, festive Christmas special comes to New Brighton with the ever-popular Much Loved Productions Company presenting wonderful Viennese, Strauss and Christmas music. Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, 0151 666 0000 - Sat, 25 Nov An Evening of Genesis Music MAMA plays the music of British supergroup Genesis and a few selective pieces by former members. St Helens Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens, 01744 735 436 - Sat, 25 Nov The Stumble A blistering mix of blues, soul and old school R&B, The Stumble have been wowing audiences with the energy and virtuosity of their live performances for the past 20 years.

The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport, 01704 533 333 - Sat, 25 Nov The Cave Dwellers Can you 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, 25 Nov Jake Bugg Still only 23, Jake Bugg's last album was the acclaimed On My One, and followed two multiplatinum-selling albums - his breakthrough self-titled debut and Shang ri La. Touring with his stunning new album, Hearts that Strain, this is an intimate, acoustic show. Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, 0151 709 3789 - Sat, 25 Nov Carbon The band will bring an eclectic playlist of covers, ranging from the hits of the swinging 60's era to today's current chart toppers. Carbon brings a fusion of genres to entertain and engage an audience of all generations.

The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Sat, 25 Nov Pearl Jam UK (Pearl Jam Tribute) Having previously sold out a UK tour, Pearl Jam UK are back. This Liverpool tribute band perfectly recreates the 90s by playing grungy tracks by one of the most influential American rock bands of all time. If you love Pearl Jam, you definitely wouldn't want to miss out on Pearl Jam UK.

02 Academy, Hotham Street, Liverpool, 0844 477 2000 - Sat, 25 Nov The Looking Glass Burlesque & Cabaret The Looking Glass Burlesque is back with a brand new show. Feast your eyes upon dazzling showgirls, spell-binding magicians, sultry singers, fabulous burlesque, amazing dancers and a whole host more.

Pyramid and Parr Hall, Cultural Quarter, Palmyra Square, Warrington, 01925 442345 - Sat, 25 Nov Steve Charles See soulman Steve Charles and his band as they take you on a Commitments journey. Plus, enjoy Greenroom resident funny man Stevie Riks and special guests.

The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Sat, 25 Nov Esmond Selwyn and Terri Shaltiel A seasoned performer, and ambassador for The Wirral International Guitar Festival, this year Esmond is joined by his favourite female UK vocalist, Terri Shaltiel, with whom he has gigged and toured extensively. Floral Pavilion Theatre, Marine Promenade, New Brighton, 0151 666 0000 - Sat, 25 Nov Bowie Starman Songs from all eras of superstar David Bowie's celebrated career are performed to perfection in this highly-charged show. The Auditorium, ECHO arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool, 0844 800 3680 - Sat, 25 Nov Milapfest presents Music for the Mind and Soul Lalgudi GJR Krishnan - violin,Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi, Patri Satish Kumar and Kousic Sen will be performing a special concert at The Capstone.

The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, Shaw Street, Liverpool, 0151 291 3578 - Sat, 25 Nov Creamfields Presents - Steel Yard Version II Creamfields Headliner Martin Garrix will return with a special guests.

Central Docks, Liverpool Waters, Liverpool, L3 0BH - Sat, 25 Nov Blick Bassy will be bringing his three-piece band to perform at the Liverpool Philharmonic. Liverpool Philharmonic, Hope Street, Liverpool, 0151 709 3789 - Sat, 25 Nov Jagged Little Pill.....A tribute to Alanis Morissette's Classic Album Featuring a full live band and charismatic lead singer, the evening celebrates the critically-acclaimed success of Jagged Little Pill, delivering songs such as 'Hand In My Pocket', 'You Learn', 'You Oughta Know' and the powerful 'Ironic' with uplifting energy and passion.

02 Academy, Hotham Street, Liverpool, 0844 477 2000 - Sun, 26 Nov The Rockits This five-piece band from Preston bring a set that is pretty much the history of the Cavern itself! The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Whothe list goes on!

The Cavern, Mathew Street, Liverpool 0151 236 1965 - Sun, 26 Nov The Royle Variety Show Don't miss this amazing afternoon of Variety! The Greenroom bring to you the finest Variety acts from across the UK.

The Greenroom, Duke Street, Liverpool, 0870 787 1866 - Sun, 26 Nov The Carpenters Story This highly-acclaimed concertstyle production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of The Carpenters' timeless repertoire of music. The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360 -Sun, 26 Nov 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, 26 Nov COMEDY One Man Two Guvnors Based on the classic Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, this is the new English version by prizewinning playwright Richard Bean.

Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Wirral, 0151 643 8757 - to Sat, 25 Nov Good Mourning Mrs.

Brown Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st century by the Radio Times. ECHO arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool, 0844 800 3680 - to Sat, 25 Nov Hot Water Comedy Club: The best of: Carl Hutchinson This is a completely free entry show but there is a optional bucket collection at the end to go towards the acts Edinburgh festival costs.

Hot Water Comedy Club, 13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 (Enquiries) /07478 699 007 (Booking) - Sat, 25 Nov Paul Chowdhry St George's Hall, Lime Street, 0151 233 3020 - Sat, 25 Nov Ken Dodd - Happiness Show Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport, 0844 871 3021 - Sat, 25 Nov The Laughterhouse MC Chris Cairns introduces John Fothergill along with Vince Atta and Chris McCausland. Laughterhouse Comedy, The Slaughter House, 13-15 Fenwick Street, Liverpool, 0800 177 7575 - Sat, 25 Nov Hot Water Comedy Club: Triple Headline Show These shows will feature some of the finest headline comedians from across the UK and beyond. With regular TV faces, you'll be sure to have an absolutely side-splitting night of laughter at Hot Water Comedy Club.

Hot Water Comedy Club, 13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 (Enquiries) /07478 699 007 (Booking) - Sat, 25 Nov Hot Water Comedy Club: New act night Hot Water Comedy Club, 13-15 Seel Street, Liverpool, 0777 211 2344 (Enquiries) /07478 699 007 (Booking) - Sun, 26 Nov TURN TO PAGE 16
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Date:Nov 25, 2017
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