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The Misanthrope Mark Thomas: Bravo Figaro! Roger McGough: As Far As I Know John Shuttleworth: Out Of Our Sheds Particle Velocity Ugly Duckling I Was A Rat! A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg Spot’s Birthday Party Blue Remembered Hills Rutherford & Son Beautiful Thing Lionboy YEP The Kite Runner An Everyman for Everyone Everyone for the Everyman Twilight performances Theatre for everyone We would like to thank Where we are / keep up to date Tickets and information Discounts, deals and how to book Diary

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How to lose friends and infuriate people! Disgusted with French society, where powdered fops gossip in code and be-jewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues. But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all? And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting…? Following the huge success of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, The Misanthrope reunites the dream team of Molière, McGough and Bodinetz for this mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy. The Misanthrope will tour the UK with English Touring Theatre in Spring 2013. Cast includes: Neil Caple, Simon Coates, George Potts and Colin Tierney

“Roger McGough’s brilliant adaptation… Gemma Bodinetz’s flawless production” The Independent on Tartuffe “Guaranteed to lift your spirits and keep them high… The best tonic” The Mail on Sunday on The Hypochondriac Directed by Gemma Bodinetz Designed by Michael Taylor Lighting by Paul Keogan Sound by Fergus O’Hare Music by Peter Coyte 12+ AGE

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AW Wed 27 Feb PTS Thu 28 Feb

Wed 27 Feb at 5.30pm

#McGoughière

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and English Touring Theatre Present The Misanthrope

FRI 15 FEB TO SAT 9 MAR 3


Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd presents

MARK THOMAS: BRAVO FIGARO! Scotsman Fringe First Award 2012 WINNER Glasgow Herald Angel Award 2012 WINNER First commissioned by the Royal Opera house Bravo Figaro! is the true tale of a self-employed builder’s love of opera, degenerative illness and how to put opera on in a bungalow in Bournemouth. Returning from 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with two esteemed awards, Mark explores his complex relationship with his father. It is about love, death and the search for peace in an imperfect world... with some gags thrown in for luck and told by one of the finest storytellers in the country. ‘’A work of honest beauty’’ HHHHH The Herald “Mark Thomas has exposed an unexpected theatricality” HHHH Sunday Times 4

AGE 14+

www.markthomasinfo.co.uk @Markthomasinfo

WED 30 JAN


ROGER MCGOUGH: AS FAR AS I KNOW

President of the Poetry Society Roger was awarded his O.B.E. for services to poetry in 1997 and more recently a C.B.E. His sparklingly witty ‘McGoughière’ adaptions of Molière comedies, Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac, have produced hugely successful UK tours. These will be followed by The Misanthrope, opening mid-February at the Playhouse.

Photo: Will WIlkinson

Hilarious and surreal, he is a poet of many voices. Menace and melancholy there may be, but with plenty of McGough’s wit and wordplay too.

AGE 14+ Followed by book signing.

‘The patron saint of poetry’ Carol Ann Duffy ‘He is a true original and more than one generation would be much the poorer without him’ The Times ‘Liverpool‘s own Poet Laureate’ Liverpool Daily Post

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www.rogermcgough.co.uk @McgoughRoger

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Richard Bucknell Management presents

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH: OUT OF OUR SHEDS “A National Institution... the 42nd Best Reason to Love Britain “ (Sunday Telegraph) is back on the road after a longish absence. Following sold-out Everyman shows Beyond Our Kennel and The Minor Tour, ‘Sheffield’s finest comedy synthesizer and twaddle-talker’ makes a welcome visit to the Playhouse. This time he ventures beyond the garden gate to tread the mean streets of Britain. Which is better: city life or country living? Supermarket or village shop? Or is it better to sit in your shed and count the cobwebs? “His stand up is second to none, his timing is impeccable and you can practically warm your hands on his good nature” The Guardian “Wonderful, wacky, and weird” Radio Times “Shines like a beacon of humanity” HHHH Evening Standard

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AGE 14+

www.shuttleworths.co.uk @Johnshuttlewrth

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PHOENIX DANCE THEATRE PARTICLE VELOCITY Works by Jose Agudo, Richard Alston, Douglas Thorpe and Sharon Watson

Set to a specially commissioned score, Phoenix Artistic Director Sharon Watson’s latest work uses movement to unravel our genetic code, taking the audience on a volatile journey through the fascinating world of DNA. Specialising in explosive, powerful dance, Douglas Thorpe’s newest piece for the company is a blistering duet that features his trademark raw, visceral choreography. Temujin by Jose Agudo is a ferocious solo inspired by the fearsome Mongol warlord Ghengis Kahn that fills the stage with physical dance. Completing the bill is All Alight, celebrated choreographer Richard Alston’s first work for Phoenix. Featuring the full company, this elegant piece is danced to Ravel’s moving Sonata for Violin and Cello. 7

Photography: Richard Moran

Following the success of 2012’s Crossing Points, Phoenix Dance Theatre return to the Playhouse with their latest exhilarating mixed programme.

11+ AGE AW Tue 12 Mar “Everyone should see this company” Dance Europe, December 2010

www.phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk @PhoenixLeeds

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Northern Ballet presents

UGLY DUCKLING We are delighted to announce Ugly Duckling, Northern Ballet’s first production especially for children, coming to the Playhouse. A poor duckling is lonely and fed-up, shunned by those around her who see her as too ugly to fit in. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and turns into a beautiful swan, beginning a happy new life. Retelling the famous Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity to introduce your little ones to the magic of live ballet, music and theatre. Choreographed by Northern Ballet dancers Dreda Blow and Sebastian Loe. Ugly Duckling will last approximately 45 minutes.

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www.northernballet.com @Northernballet

FRI 15 MAR


Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and Teatro Kismet (Bari, Italy) present Philip Pullman’s

IAdaptedWAS A RAT! and directed by Teresa Ludovico English version by David Watson UK PREMIERE “I Was A Rat!” insists a scruffy page boy who turns up one evening on the doorstep of old married couple Bob and Joan. But what is he now? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? A money-spinning fairground freak? A champion wriggler and a downy card? Or just an ordinary boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Philip Pullman’s glorious and gripping story is brought to life on the professional stage for the first time in the UK. Combining humour, fantasy, and adventure this moving and darkly comic tale slowly reveals its connection to one of the most famous fairy tales of all time. Full of music, fantastic physical performances and unforgettable images I Was A Rat! will surprise, delight and move audiences of all ages. 9

8+ AGE AW Wed 20 Mar “One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time” The Guardian

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A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG By Peter Nichols Directed by Stephen Unwin

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“If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.” Bri is a school teacher. His wife, Sheila, loves amateur dramatics. But their daughter Josephine is more than they bargained for and life is getting difficult… This fast-paced black comedy blazes with the love and pain, the anger and strain of a young couple raising a disabled child. Highly theatrical, frequently heart wrenching and often very funny, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967) is one of the great plays of the modern British theatre.

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Sat 27 Apr (mat)

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Peter Nichols is amongst Britain’s most successful playwrights. His many successes include The National Health (1969), Privates on Parade (1977), Born in the Gardens (1970) and Passion Play (1981). “An unmistakably great play” The Daily Telegraph

#joeegg

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Rose Theatre, Kingston present A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

FRI 5 APR TO SAT 27 APR 11


PW Productions and Nick Brooke Ltd. present, in association with Haddock Productions

SPOT © Eric Hill / Salspot Ltd, 2012. Licensed by Salspot Ltd.

SPOT’S BIRTHDAY PARTY Adapted and directed by David Wood Based on the books by Eric Hill

It’s Spot’s Birthday, it’s party time – and you’re invited! It’s the Birthday of everyone’s favourite puppy! All Spot’s friends will be here; Steve the Monkey, Helen the Hippo and Tom the Crocodile plus Spot’s mum and dad, Sally and Sam.

2+ AGE Special guest Marco the Rabbit Magician will be there too, ensuring “The fun is very infectious” there’s never a dull moment. Richmond and Twickenham Times Join in the fun – music and songs, games and stories – with theatrical magic to capture everyone’s imagination. David Wood, the UK’s premier children’s playwright (The BFG, The Tiger Who Came To Tea) has taken Eric Hill’s characters and woven them into a bright and colourful, musical entertainment. A perfect introduction to theatre for young children. Come dressed for a party and make a birthday card for Spot. 12

www.funwithspot.com

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Northern Stage presents Dennis Potter’s

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS Into my heart an air that kills From yon far country blows: What are those blue remembered hills, What spires, what farms are those? AE Housman The story of seven children one wartime summer, whose hilarious games, complex friendships and moral dilemmas lead them headlong into sudden and unexpected tragedy. Dennis Potter’s charming and profound play captures his expansive humanity, his wicked humour and his fierce intolerance of ordinary cruelty. Almost twenty years after his early death, Dennis Potter speaks to our fractious, changing world with a simple but powerful rhetoric about personal responsibility. He takes us to a world of dappled sunshine and long, playful afternoons to remind us that no-one is ever truly innocent. Moving, funny and unforgettable. 13

12+ AGE Wed 15 May AW

Wed 15 May at 5.30pm

www.northernstage.co.uk @Northernstage

TUE 14 TO SAT 18 MAY


Northern Broadsides presents

RUTHERFORD &By GithaSON Sowerby Edited by Blake Morrison Directed by Sir Jonathan Miller

John Rutherford is a tyrannical patriarch, blind to the hopes and feelings of his family. The success of the family-owned glassworks, Rutherford & Son, takes precedence over everything… even happiness. This powerful drama is an unflinching portrayal of an Edwardian family on the brink of collapse. Ranked by the National Theatre as one of the Top One Hundred Plays of the Century, there are few dramas as deeply human, uncompromising and immediately rewarding as this. Northern Broadsides, brings its trademark gritty, no nonsense performance style to this play, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller with Barrie Rutter as John Rutherford. 14

Photo: Nobby Clark

Your father is a control freak. The family business is a millstone round your neck. Home feels like a prison. And yet you have dreams...

AGE 12+ AW Wed 22 May

Wed 22 May at 5.30pm

“One of the nation’s most acclaimed and fiercely intelligent directors” BBC News By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

www.northern-broadsides.co.uk @NBroadsides

TUE 21 TO SAT 25 MAY


Tom O’Connell for QNQ presents Jonathan Harvey’s

BEAUTIFUL THING Directed by Nikolai Foster

Designed by Colin Richmond Starring Suranne Jones Twenty years ago Liverpool’s Jonathan Harvey wrote Beautiful Thing, aged just 24. It went on to become a West End hit and a cult film. Celebrating its anniversary year, and direct from the West End, this award-winning play comes to the Liverpool Playhouse for one week only. Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives. “The theatrical equivalent of a whoop of joy, or doing 110 on the motorway with the radio blasting” The Guardian This uplifting and heart-warming new production is directed by Nikolai Foster (Kes) and stars Suranne Jones as Sandra. Jonathan Harvey is a regular writer on Coronation Street, and wrote the hit TV series Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. His plays include Canary and Corrie! 15

12+ AGE Suranne Jones is most recognised for her roles as Karen in Coronation Street and DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey. Her stage credits include Top Girls, Blythe Spirit and A Few Good Men. #BeautThing www.BeautThing.com

TUE 28 MAY TO SAT 1 JUN


A Complicite co-production with Bristol Old Vic, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse and Warwick Arts Centre

LIONBOY Adapted from the books by Zizou Corder Directed by Annabel Arden

Charlie Ashanti is eleven years old. He’s a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can speak to cats. When Charlie’s parents are kidnapped, he sets off on a rescue mission – with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions. Founded in 1983, Complicite has toured the world and won more than 50 major theatre awards. Lionboy is the company’s first show for young people and families, inspired by Zizou Corder’s bestselling trilogy of novels. “Since 1983… Complicite has been helping us make sense of the world, making us laugh and weep and making us see things we would otherwise have missed... It is the reason I go to the theatre” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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8+ AGE AW Wed 5 Jun

www.complicite.org @Complicite

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YOUNG EVERYMAN PLAYHOUSE In 2012 YEP was born. The talent of our Young Actors blazed through the city in a season of productions (Intimate, You Are Being Watched, Excuse Me, Illyria), our Young Technicians lit up the skyline (De:Light), our Young Writers created new plays and the Young Comms began to spread the word of YEP. In 2013 they join together for Papertown, an ambitious collaboration with LIPA Design and Stage Management students, at Camp & Furnace on 5 to 7 Mar at 6pm and 8pm.

Further information and tickets will be available from the Box Office and our website in early January 2013. YEP offers 11 to 25 year olds: → £5 tickets to see shows →R  egular info on activities for young people →O  pportunities to work on projects as a Young Actor, Writer, Technician, Programmer, Communicator or Director →T  he chance to help shape the future of the theatres → Guidance on careers in theatre →A  chance to meet new people and try new things

To find out more, visit www.everymanplayhouse.com/YEP or email YEP@everymanplayhouse.com


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KITE RUNNER Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini Directed by Giles Croft

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A EUROPEAN PREMIERE

“For you, a thousand times over.” Kabul. Two motherless boys learn to crawl, walk and kite-fight side by side. But neither Hassan nor Amir can foresee a terrible incident that will rip their lives apart. This epic production spans lives lived across cultures and continents, and one man’s long search for redemption.

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Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel and film, this haunting tale of friendship leaves a lasting impression on anyone it touches. “A devastating, masterful and painfully honest story” The Daily Telegraph on the book “Simultaneously devastating and inspiring” The Guardian on the book

#thekiterunner

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present The Kite Runner

THU 13 JUN TO SAT 6 JUL 19


An EVERyMAN FOR EVERYONE

The building view from Arrad Street

On Hope Street, we are hard at work creating a beautiful new incarnation of the Everyman. The new building will feature the Everyman’s trademark three-sided theatre and basement Bistro, with many new features such as a pavement café; a special space for young people and community groups; a workspace for writers, a rehearsal room and workshops. It will be very accessible, kind to the planet, and more welcoming to more people than it could ever be before. 20

Building Progress If you’ve visited Hope Street recently, you’ll know that the new Everyman is rising rapidly above the building site hoardings. Inside, our construction teams are hard at work laying bricks, installing cables, and otherwise putting the flesh on the new Everyman’s sturdy bones.


Portrait Wall The front of the new theatre will feature 105 shutters, featuring full-size portraits of 105 people of Liverpool. Over several months, we photographed hundreds of people, ranging from young children to theatre-going veterans, jugglers, cricketers, expectant mothers and whole families from all walks of life. The finished Portrait Wall will express the fact that this will truly be an Everyman for Everyone.

Architect Steve Tompkins choosing the portraits

Keep Up! Our website features a live video webcam watching the building site 24 hours a day; regular news, blogs and updates; design plans, photos and videos. From the top of the crane November 2012

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E ve ry on e fo r th e E ve ry m an “The Everyman provided me and many others with the courage to follow our dreams and pursue a career in the theatre. Now it can do the same for a whole new generation and act as a creative heart in the city.” DAVID MORRISSEY

The New Everyman is supported by:

We have now raised over 98% of the funding for the new theatre, bringing over £25m of investment into the city from Arts Council Lottery Funds, the European Regional Development Fund and from trusts and foundations. Now we need your help to close the final funding gap. We are appealing to everyone who loves the Everyman to help in whatever way you can to make the new Everyman, and everything that happens inside it, the best it can be. Importantly, this appeal is not only for the building: it will make it possible to establish a Talent Fund which we will invest in new plays and new talent in the coming years. Many people have already responded to this appeal, joining us on the journey and becoming an integral part of the Everyman’s future. We would like to say ‘thank you’ to each and every one of them and invite others to come aboard. Together we can create a new world of possibility for brave and brilliant theatre in Liverpool.

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Seat Sketch © Haworth Tompkins, Everyman architects

Name a seat At the heart of the Everyman will be the 400-seat wraparound auditorium, providing the intimate yet epic environment that has become this theatre’s trademark.

We are offering a chance to Name A Seat in the new theatre, in return for a donation of £500 or above, which can be paid in installments or as a single gift.

The new seats have been specially designed for the Everyman. Replacing the cinema seats and hard benches of old, every one of the seats in the new theatre will offer the same level of comfort and will be covered in a rich velvet to give the theatre a warm and welcoming glow.

Your seat dedication could be a gift for someone special, a memorial for a loved one or to celebrate your own relationship with the Everyman. You will also be among the first to step inside the new theatre and have priority booking for the opening season.

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Twilight Performances Come to a twilight performance and be home early on a school night! The Misanthrope Wed 27 Feb at 5.30pm A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Wed 17 Apr at 5.30pm Blue Remembered Hills Wed 15 May at 5.30pm Rutherford & Son Wed 22 May at 5.30pm The Kite Runner Wed 26 Jun at 5.30pm Twilight performances are priced as matinĂŠes and are followed by Afterwords.

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Theatre for Everyone Look out for the following symbols on show pages and in the diary at the back. Accessible Performances

Afterwords

Audio description is available at selected performances. Audio Description is a live verbal commentary giving information on the visual elements of a production as it unfolds. It’s great for anyone who sometimes finds it difficult to see the details of a performance; you don’t have to be blind to make use of audio description. A description of the setting, costumes and a full touch tour of the set are also available before the performance starts. Audio brochure, Braille and Large Print format guides are available from the Box Office on request.

AW Post-show discussions which take place on stage following a performance. Free with a theatre ticket.

Captioning is available at selected performances. The words appear on a screen in the same way as television subtitling. Captioning is a great way for anyone who sometimes finds it difficult to hear the actors speaking to still enjoy coming to the theatre.

Page To Stage Masterclasses PTS Discover how a scene of the play is staged and gain an understanding of how the production was created and of the themes involved. Masterclasses take place in the auditorium before a matinée performance. £2 with a theatre ticket. Booking advised.

Family Friendly

We’re part of a Merseyside-wide scheme which brings together activities and events for families (from toddlers to grandparents) into one easy to use website and regular e-newsletter. Where you see the FF logo, the show is suitable for all ages. www.familyfriendlymerseyside. org.uk.

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We Would Like to Thank Our funders

Our sponsors Thanks to Liverpool City Council for its financial support

Business members

Benson Signs, Bruntwood, Downtown Liverpool in Business, Duncan Sheard Glass, DWF LLP, EEF North West, Essar Oil (UK) Ltd, Fisher Audio Visual, Hope Street Hotel, Hotel Indigo, Lindsays Solicitors, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Mando Group, Matthew Clark, Mazars LLP, Quality Solicitors Jackson & Canter, Synergy, Tri Star, Uniform, Victor Huglin Carpets, Wrightsure Insurance Group.

Supporters

Riverside Housing Association, Liverpool Housing Trust, Liverpool East Neighbourhood Management Services, Plus Dane Group, South Central Neighbourhood Management Services, Arena Housing, Unity Trust, Cobalt Housing, Alt Valley Neighbourhood Management Services, Pinnacle, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund, Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust, Fenton Arts Trust, John Lewis Liverpool, Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Pilkington Charities Fund, The Ernest Cook Trust, The Leverhulme Trust. Malcolm and Roger Frood in memory of Graham and Joan Frood, Dorothy Smelly,

Everyone for the Everyman

Thank you to everyone who has supported the new Everyman. Everyone who supports the appeal is listed on our website and donors of ÂŁ500 or more will also have an opportunity to name a seat in the new theatre. To find out more please call 0151 706 9124, email donate@everymanplayhouse.com or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.

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Tickets and Information The Misanthrope A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Blue Remembered Hills Rutherford & Son Beautiful Thing The Kite Runner Previews: £12 Mon-Thu Eve: £10, £13, £16, £18 Fri-Sat Eve: £14, £18, £21, £23 Midweek Mat: £10, £13, £16 Weekend Mat: £10, £15, £18, £20 Mark Thomas Roger McGough John Shuttleworth £12, £14, £16, £18 Phoenix Dance Theatre £10, £12, £14, £16 Ugly Duckling £8 Spot’s Birthday Party Weekday: £12 Weekend: £14 I Was A Rat! Lionboy Previews: £12 Mon-Thu Eve: £10, £13, £16, £18 Fri-Sat Eve: £12.50, £16, £18, £20 Midweek Mat: £10, £12, £15 Weekend Mat: £10, £13, £16, £18 We do not charge booking fees. 28

SEASON SAVER The more you see, the more you save! Buy a full price ticket for a production this season and receive 10% off your 2nd choice of production and 20% off your 3rd and subsequent productions. (Offer valid on full price tickets.) The prices listed are for full price tickets; children’s and other discounts are available as detailed on the page opposite.

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Discounts, Deals, How to Book Discounts

Available at certain performances for: over 60s, education groups, children 16 and under, unwaged persons (in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance), disabled, students, under 26s, Equity, BECTU, Musicians Union and Writers Guild members. Standby tickets Students, under 26s and unwaged persons (in receipt of a Jobseekers’ Allowance), turn up on the day of a performances and if there are seats available then pay £6 for a ticket (subject to availability, ID is required.) Terms and Conditions: Only one discount is available per ticket, and restrictions on discounts may exist in certain seating areas or at particular performances eg. previews and weekend evenings. All discounts are subject to availability and proof of eligibility may be required. Please ask at box office for full details.

Group Booking and Discounts

Call 0151 708 3733 or email groups@everymanplayhouse.com to take advantage of flexible booking times and generous group discounts.

How to Book

In person: The Playhouse Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and until 7.45pm on performance nights. By telephone: Booking on 0151 709 4776 is available Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm. Online: www.everymanplayhouse.com 24 hours a day for secure online booking. Now free and you can select your seats and see the view from your seat.

Meal Deals and Hotel Stays

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Playhouse Diary Day Date

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I Was A Rat! I Was A Rat! I Was A Rat! I Was A Rat! I Was A Rat!

Time

Details

AW 7.30pm 7.30pm 3 11.30am, 1.30pm, 5pm

11 11

7pm 7pm 8 1.30pm, 7pm 8 7pm 8 2pm, 7pm 8 8

P AW

April Fri 5 Apr Sat 6 Apr

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm

P P

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

8 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

P P

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Mon Tue Wed

15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12

7.30pm 7.30pm 5.30pm AW 1.30pm, 7.30pm (eve) 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

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22 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm 23 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm 24 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm


Playhouse Diary Day Date

Production

Time

Details

Thu Fri Sat

April 25 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 1.30pm, 7.30pm 26 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 7.30pm 27 Apr A Day in the Death of Joe Egg 12 2pm, 7.30pm

Thu Fri Sat

May 9 May Spot’s Birthday Party 2 1.30pm 10 May Spot’s Birthday Party 2 10.30am, 1.30pm 11 May Spot’s Birthday Party 2 10.30am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

14 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 18 May

Blue Remembered Hills Blue Remembered Hills Blue Remembered Hills Blue Remembered Hills Blue Remembered Hills

12

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

21 May 22 May 23 May 24 May 25 May

Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son Rutherford & Son

12 12 12 12 12

7.30pm P 5.30pm AW 1.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri

28 May 29 May 30 May 31 May

Beautiful Thing Beautiful Thing Beautiful Thing Beautiful Thing

12 12 12 12

7.30pm P 7.30pm 1.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm

Sat

June 1 Jun

Beautiful Thing

12

2pm, 7.30pm

Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

4 Jun 5 Jun 6 Jun 7 Jun 8 Jun

Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy Lionboy

8 8 8 8 8

7pm P AW 7pm 1.30pm, 7pm 7pm 2pm, 7pm

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(mat)

7.30pm P AW 5.30pm 12 1.30pm, 7.30pm 12 7.30pm 12 2pm, 7.30pm 12


Playhouse Diary Day Date

Production

Thu Fri Sat

June 13 Jun 14 Jun 15 Jun

The Kite Runner 14 7.30pm P 14 7.30pm The Kite Runner P 14 7.30pm The Kite Runner P

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

17 Jun 18 Jun 19 Jun 20 Jun 21 Jun 22 Jun

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner

14 14 14 14 14 14

7.30pm P 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

24 Jun 25 Jun 26 Jun 27 Jun 28 Jun 29 Jun

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner

14 14 14 14 14 14

7.30pm 7.30pm AW 5.30pm 1.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

July 1 Jul 2 Jul 3 Jul 4 Jul 5 Jul 6 Jul

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner The Kite Runner

14 14 14 14 14 14

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 1.30pm, 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm, 7.30pm

AW

Afterwords Audio Described

P

Time

Captioned Preview

Details

(eve)

(mat)

Twilight

Age Recommendations This refers to the minimum age and is assessed according to complexity, issues, and in some instances, strength of language. Please ask the Box Office for details.

2 Aged 2 and over

3 Aged 3 and over

8 Aged 8 and over

11 Aged 11 and over 12 Aged 12 and over 14 Aged 14 and over

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Liverpool Playhouse Theatre Guide, Spring/Summer 2013