This September a nine-day theatre festival will take over St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool. Created in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, this brand new live outdoor performance event will reignite the city’s devastated theatre scene and pave the way for further live performance to resume in the near future.
Created by Liverpool theatre producer, Bill Elms, the brilliant festival line-up includes musical theatre, drama, comedy, cabaret, monologues, and children’s shows. All of the performances will take place within the church walls, and will follow strict physical distancing and government guidelines.
Bill told us, “Like many colleagues in our industry, work came to a complete standstill in mid-March and it has been a complete shock to the system and tough at times. But after working in the industry for 30 years, I could not just sit back and watch everything disintegrate before our very eyes. I had to do something and after a lot of research, ringing round and planning, Liverpool Theatre Festival was born.
“St Luke’s is the perfect backdrop for the inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival. This is about providing theatre lovers with a platform to come out, enjoy and experience live entertainment once again, in a safe environment. This is the first step on a long road to returning to indoor theatre and safety for customers, cast and crew is paramount. We worked hard to keep ticket prices affordable without compromising on quality.”
Liverpool Theatre Festival will include live productions of Swan Song by Jonathan Harvey, A Fairy Tale Journey Across The Mersey, Laughterhouse Comedy, The Best Of Tommy Cooper, Sweet Mother, Shakers by John Godber, Deathly Confessions, Matinee Musical Classics, Music Of The Night, Judy & Liza, Hurrah For The Pirate King! and Something About Simon.