Cinderella – Alhambra Theatre – 15 December to 3 February
Cinderella will be brought magically to life with an abundance of comedy, striking sets and amazing costumes.
Starring Billy Pearce, Lynda Bellingham & Brendan Sheerin in another unmissable pantomime!
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Carriageworks – 10 January to 19 January
Following the award winning pantomime Cinderella, LIDOS return to the Carriageworks to with a fun-filled circus based adventure, starring Goldilocks and the famous three bears.
Join Goldilocks as she joins the circus, meets Tommy, a brave animal trainer, and falls in love, as well as meeting many other wacky friends along the way. Boo at her evil master Gasper Grey, cheer at her friend Jocko the clown, and be enchanted by the much loved three bears. There is fun for everyone.
Otello – Grand Theatre – 16 January to 16 February
Jago, an ensign in the Venetian army, is a man who bears a grudge. When his general, Otello, passes him over for promotion in favour of Cassio, Jago’s festering resentment quickly turns to downright malice. He poisons Otello’s mind with suspicion, and step by step, leads Otello to believe that his young wife Desdemona is in love with the young and handsome Cassio. And so Iago, a man consumed by envy, makes Otello into a monster of murderous jealousy.
Verdi and his librettist Arrigo Boito transmute Shakespeare’s great tragedy of a man who loved not wisely but too well into one of the crowning glories of Italian opera. The intense passions unleashed in the play are only enhanced by the concentrated power of Verdi’s music. This new production reunites the production team of director Tim Albery and designer Leslie Travers who created Opera North’s recent, widely acclaimed Giulio Cesare; Music Director Richard Farnes conducts.
Sung in Italian with English titles
Sex & Docks & Rock ‘N’ Roll – City Varieties – 21 January to 26 January
From the team that brought Big Society! A new musical comedy with a riot of songs, cookery classes, cups of tea and class war, Sex & Docks & Rock ‘N’ Roll is a family comedy about love, change and solidarity set against the backdrop of the 1960 Liverpool dockworkers’ and seafarers’ strike.
Recommended for ages 12+
Return to the Forbidden Planet – St George’s Hall – 22 January to 26 January
Buttershaw St Paul’s Church Amateur Dramatic Society return to St George’s Hall with their annual production that is not to be missed!
The Good & The True – Carriageworks – 22 January to 26 January
A remarkable piece of verbatim theatre,The Good and The True weaves the true testimonies of two extraordinary people. Athlete Milos Dobry and