Everyman & Playhouse Autumn Season
Photo: 1927

Everyman & Playhouse Autumn Season

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

Liverpool’s Everyman & Playhouse has revealed its full programme for Autumn Winter 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited. Reading like a who’s who in contemporary performance – it’s a cracking line-up. From literary adaptations to wickedly original multi-media performance, Liverpool’s theatres are a real hub of cultural goodness this season.

Alice Sebold’s best-seller The Lovely Bones, an uplifting coming of age story about life after loss, has been adapted for stage and will receive its premiere at The Everyman this September.

Kneehigh return to Liverpool with their acclaimed reworking of Jim Dodge’s FUP. Shifting the action from Northern California to a ‘weird and wild Cornwall’, this is a tale about family, love, loss and a whiskey-swigging duck.

With their celebrated physicality, Frantic Assembly present The Unreturning, written by Bruntwood prize-winner Anna Jordan, telling the interwoven stories of three men coming home from war. Meanwhile, at the Playhouse, 1927 seamlessly blend live music, performance and storytelling with stunning films and animation to create the wickedly twisted The Animals and  Children Took to the Streets. Like a graphic novel bursting into life, if you haven’t seen 1927’s work before, this is your chance.

Using puppetry, live animation and music, The Missing Light is a stunning family performance about hopes, dreams, togetherness and true friendship.

Liverpool’s obligatory and acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto is back at the Everyman this festive season with the chilly tale of The Snow Queen. Cool as. Early booking is highly recommended. Alternatively, dig out your Victorian bib-and-tucker and catch the revered Spymonkey with their thrilling, fast-paced and deeply ridiculous retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Here are our picks