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Liverpool Theatre Festival Is Set To Make A Return Featuring The George Harrison Story

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer

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The 12-day programme will close with a production about the former Beatle.

The much anticipated Liverpool Theatre Festival returns this September with an exciting line-up to celebrate and showcase the region’s performing and creative arts talent. The outdoor live event is back for its second year and will include a programme which features 23 performances of 16 shows across 12 days.

Liverpool Theatre Festival was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms, and was first staged in September 2020 to help support the city’s creative arts industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event won praise from audiences and critics alike, and is now back for more this year with an even bigger programme.

New for this year, seven-day fringe event Little LTF was staged in July to champion and showcase new works and talent, attracting 1,200 festivalgoers. Now, Liverpool Theatre Festival will run shows between September 1 and September 12, and is once again being staged at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool city centre.

One-woman comedy show 2Gorgeous4U – From Ladette To Laundrette starring Liverpool actress Lynne Fitzgerald will open the festival on Wednesday 1 September. Something About George – The George Harrison Story featuring Liverpool actor and musician Daniel Taylor closes the festival on Sunday 12 September. Both productions are being premiered at the event.

Producer and artistic director Bill Elms commented: “Audiences welcomed Liverpool Theatre Festival last year at a time when faith, hope and laughter was much needed. They put their trust in us to provide live entertainment in a safe environment, and their incredible support has played a huge part in bringing the festival back this year, as well as introducing new works showcase and fringe festival Little LTF in July.

“[This] week the curtain rises on the second annual Liverpool Theatre Festival and we are truly excited to be back for 12 days – we’re looking forward to seeing returning festivalgoers, and those coming to experience the event for the first time. We’ve created a diverse and fun programme, bursting with massively talented performers and inspiring creatives who will entertain young and old through 16 fantastic shows spanning 23 performances. Music, comedy, drama, and family shows, we’ve ensured there is something for everyone.”

The full Liverpool Theatre Festival line-up includes 2Gorgeous4U, Perfectly Frank, The Last Five Years, When Another Dragon Roars, Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, Boing…Meow! The Musical, Electric Dreams, An Evening Without Kate Bush, Twice Nightly, Swan Song, Opera Beneath The Stars, Broken Biscuits, Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare, Laughterhouse Comedy, Goldilocks And The Fab 4, and Something About George – The George Harrison Story.

For the full details of the line-up, including dates and times, head to the Liverpool Theatre Festival here.

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