Bringing the glitz and glamour of an underground cabaret bar, Liverpool Everyman brings a special evening of song and performance this Christmas. The Everyman Christmas Cabaret will offer theatre-lovers some much-needed live music, laughter and sparkle after such a difficult year for the industry.
Offer theatre-lovers some much-needed live music, laughter and sparkle after such a difficult year for the industry.
The evening has been curated by musical director George Francis and will feature an upbeat selection of songs and performance. Audiences will be able to enjoy excerpts from Everyman hit shows, Fiddler on the Roof, Paint Your Wagon, Amelie, and the festive favourite, Miracle of 34th Street: the Musical.
The Everyman auditorium will be transformed into an intimate and beautiful cabaret performance space with tables of two and four, and a sprinkling of tickets available upstairs, with Covid-safety and social distancing in mind.
The auditorium will be transformed into an intimate and beautiful cabaret performance space.
Performers Emma Bispham (Everyman Company 2018), Gillian Hardie, Kelly Sweeney and Kenny Thompson, will perform musical numbers and festive favourites, led by George Francis on piano, with musicians Parabhen Lad and Vidar Norheim on bass and percussion. The evening will feature some Christmas classics alongside the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel, Shaina Taub and Joni Mitchell.
Of the evening, Francis said, “I’ve always been inspired by the cabaret clubs of New York, and I hope we can recreate that for you here in Liverpool. We’re working in a reconfigured set up with a live band, four incredible local performers…It’s been a tough year for artists across the UK, so I hope you’re able to join us in celebrating the joy of live music, Christmas and being safely together in one place.”
The Everyman Christmas Cabaret will run alongside a Covid-safe production of A Christmas Carol in the Playhouse. Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Gemma Bodinetz, the show will be Bodinetz’s final production after 17 years as artistic director at the Playhouse.