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C E L E B R A T E Our Century of Theatre

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Dear Theatregoer,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our new autumn and winter season which continues the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the theatre on Hanover Street. By sticking to tradition, we have a great variety of entertainment at the Epstein Theatre and I am pleased to announce a great line-up of comedy events this season. Continue reading to discover a range of comedy from the hilarious Bon Voyage to stand-up comedy with Gina Yashere and Stephen Lynch. This season we have something for the whole family with the introduction of our new Epsteinies children’s theatre with a range of shows for all ages from a ‘Wild West Party’ with The Singing Kettle, The Elephant Bridesmaid, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt and of course our annual Christmas Pantomine Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which are perfect for both children and parents alike. Look out for the Epsteinies logo. To find out more information about any shows or events coming to the Epstein Theatre I invite you to sign up to our mailing list on


I along with all the staff hope to welcome you to the theatre very soon.

- Best wishes -


Concessions must be applied for at the time of booking as tickets are sold on a NO REFUND NO EXCHANGE basis. Please check dates before booking. Telephone and online bookings are subject to booking fee. All information is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change

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Bon Voyage Bon Voyage Bon Voyage Bon Voyage Bon Voyage Tony Stockwell Brian’s Birthday - open day Blofeld & Baxter 51 Shades of Maggie 51 Shades of Maggie The Singing Kettle

The High Kings Pádraig Rynne, Donal Lunny and Sylvain Barou + Rioghnach Connolly (Irish Festival) Felix Denis Cut- Throat Tour Dean Friedman Shakespeare schools Festival Shakespeare schools Festival Shakespeare schools Festival Howard Kendell Shakespeare schools Festival Martini Lounge Gina Yashere Elephant Bridesmaid Don’t Stop Believing

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Handel Furioso Gypsy Fire The Mersey Beatles Roy Castle Chance2Dance We’re Going on a Bear Hunt We’re Going on a Bear Hunt We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Stephen Lynch We’re Going on a Bear Hunt We’re Going on a Bear Hunt European Outdoor Film Tour Foy Vance Positive Impact – Classic Motown MD Productions – The Show Magic Circle – World Stars of Magic




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SUN 1 DEC 19.15 MON 2 DEC 19.15 FRI 6 DEC 19.45 SAT 7 DEC 20.30 For dates & times visit our website TUE 17 DEC 19.30

Chiltern Dance Presents - Annie Junior Chiltern Dance Presents – Annie Junior Mothership Presents - Led Zeppelin Martini Lounge Christmas Special Snow White Philharmonic Presents Kerfuffle


COMEDy | Boom Boom Productions Presents


Tue 10 - Sat 14 Sep | 7.30Pm £15 (£12.50 Concession) From the producers of the Smash Hit Comedy ‘If The Shoe Fits’ Boom Boom Productions presents The Hilarious Comedy Bon Voyage Starring Lindzi Germaine from ‘Little Scouse On The Prairie’, ‘Nightmare on Lime Street’ and Mickey Finn from ‘Night Collar’ ‘Down Our Street’ Directed by Richie Grice and Written by Richie Grice and Paul Nicholson Rocky is being honored with a special party, Hosted by his lovely wife Maggie and his sweet daughter Lisa. Joined by his Best friends Bumper, Dazzler and Plonk and a few loving observations from Maggie’s sweet natured father Archie. With Bevvies, a Buffet… Rocky would have loved it if he wasn’t dead. “Bon Voyage made me laugh more than I ever had in a Theatre” Never Magazine

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An Evening of Mediumship with

Ceremony Concerts Presents



Wed 18 Sep | 7.30Pm £17.50

Sat 21 Sep | 7.30Pm £18.50

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

Ceremony concerts are delighted to present two of the titanis of UK cricket with a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes all over the world. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players, in every sense of the word, from the last forty years are finally aired.

The popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy gives proof beyond doubt of the afterlife, all delivered with emotion, sensitivity and empathy. Tony’s insight into the lives of total strangers is inexplicable and remarkable as they receive fascinating revelations and indisputable evidence from the other side. Nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience

A sporting institution, Peter Baxter was the organising brain behind the BBC Radio’s Test Match Special for 34 years and Henry “My Dear Old Thing” Blofeld, OBE is one of Britain’s most loved broadcasters. Don’t miss this gloriously funny show, early booking is strongly recommended. | 07

51 Shades of Maggie ENTERTAINMENT | Robert C Kelly & Martin Lynch Presents

Epsteinies | The Singing Kettle Presents



Fri 27 - Sat 28 Sep | 7.30Pm £20 (18+)

Sat 28 Sep | 1.00Pm £11.50 | £42 Family Saver - 4 seats | £9.50 pp Groups 10+

The best selling send-up of 50 Shades of Grey tells the story of loveable Maggie Muff and her search for love. Maggie is a working-class girl who, like most women, has been let down by all the men in her life.

Children of all ages! Come dressed as a Cowboy or Cowgirl and Join ‘Cowgirl’ Anya, ‘Honky-tonk Piano Man’ Gary and ‘Gold Prospector’ Kevin for the fun filled “Wild West Party” and the new look Singing Kettle line up.

Attending an interview at the social Security Office, Maggie meets the handsome and hunky Mr Big! But will Mr Big turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off? This hilarious new play full of naughty bits will have you laughing out loud. Join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips! The perfect girly night out for the best night at the theatre you’ve had in ages…. Prepare for the funniest, sexiest (and filthiest) show of 2013.

The Singing Kettle bring you this special sing-along show that is guaranteed to have the whole family dancing, laughing and singing. With Fantastic Singing Kettle favorites: “My Boy’s a Cowboy”, “Camphorated Oil” and “Skip to Ma Lou” lead the way for biggest ever campfire Sing-along. It’s a stomping, toe-tapping’ hoe-down that only The Singing Kettle can deliver. Don’t miss this rootin’ tootin’, all action, crazy Wild West Party. “…. a real treat for the whole family, see for yourself and join them for an unforgettable Party experience.” The Herald

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Kennedy Street Enterprises by arrangement with Solo Present

Irish Festival Presents

Felix Denis Cut-Throat Tour Presents

Live in concert

Pádraig THE HIGH KINGS Rynne, Donal FRIENDS FOR Lunny and LIFE TOUR Sylvain Sat 5 Oct | 7.30 Barou + £16 Rioghnach Multi Platinum Artists, The Connolly High Kings. Ireland’s folk band Pm

comprising Brian Dunphy, Finbarr Clancy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden. Internationally acclaimed singers of Irish folk songs, a quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, the band first exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008. They have sold out hundreds of shows, in Ireland and the US, and appeared on numerous TV shows. The High Kings showcase their incredible versatility and skills as multiinstrumentalists, playing 13 instruments between the four of them, bringing a rousing acoustic flavour to brand new songs as well as some old favourites. The album Friends for Life captures the essence of the ensemble’s energetic sound of ‘folk n roll’ and even the occasional sing-a-long. 10 | boxoffice 0844 888 4411

Thu 10 Oct | 7.30Pm £16

Rynne, Lunny and Barou are three names that individually would excite any traditional music fan, so this special festival performance is a unique and unmissable highlight. Dónal has been at the forefront of Irish music over the last 50 years, being a founding member of such important bands as Planxty, Moving Hearts and The Bothy Band. Pádraig and Sylvain are founder members of Guidewires, one of the most exciting bands to emerge in Irish music in recent years.

Dean DID I MENTION Friedman THE FREE WINE? Sat 12 Oct | 8 2013 £20 Pm

Fri 11 Oct | 8Pm £18 (£9 Concession) In just over ten years, Felix Dennis has established himself as one of the most popular and critically acclaimed poets of recent times and his poetry tours have entertained thousands of poetry lovers on both sides of the Atlantic. Felix’s poetry has been regularly featured on radio programmes, in the national press, and in two major television documentaries, as well as having garnered critical acclaim from Tom Wolfe, Christopher Rush, Jon Snow, Stephen Fry, Dawn French and Sir Paul McCartney, to name but a few.

Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his charttopping hit, Lucky Stars. The now classic single, paved the way for a slew of hits off Friedman’s critically acclaimed album, “Well, Well” Said the Rocking Chair”, including familiar tracks, Lydia, Rocking Chair, Woman of Mine, McDonald’s Girl and Ariel. In a very short time, Friedman had achieved legendary, pop-icon status and was acknowledged, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest singer/songwriters of his generation. Friedman will be performing songs from throughout his threedecade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites. “Outstanding!” Record Business “Songsmith extraordinaire!” Music Week “Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant” ThreeWeeks. | 11

DRAMA | Youth Drama Festival Tour Presents

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOl FESTIvAl Mon 14 - Fri 18 Oct | 7.00Pm £8.50 (£6.50 Concession) The Epstein Theatre is delighted to welcome the UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival to our stage. The Festival will run from 6th – 18th October with 4 special performances on 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th. The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process” Philip Pullman, SSF patron

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vARIETy The Martini Lounge Presents

MARTINI BURlESQUE Sat 19 Oct | 8.30Pm





Sizzling burlesque performances in glamorous dresses, variety, comedy and vocal acts are part of the program. Carefully put together by Liverpool’s own Millie Dollar, each show anew making them the success they are. Unanimously regarded as the must-see Burlesque and Variety show in the UK, The Martini Lounge honours the satire and performance art that evolved since Burlesque’s 19th Century beginnings. The audience is invited to enjoy heart-pounding performances of glitz and glamour from a by-gone age and a stylish and enchanting night of variety entertainment. | 13



An Evening With

A 12-Month Round Up With



Thu 17 Oct | 7Pm £8 Howard Kendall is one of the greats of English football management and among the defining figures in the history of Everton Football Club. For one night only at the Epstein Theatre, to celebrate the launch of Kendall’s autobiography, Love Affairs and Marriage, Everton’s most successful manager will be talking about his extraordinary life and times and taking questions from the audience. The event will be followed by a book signing, with £5 of the ticket price deductible against the price of a book on the night.

Wed 23 Oct | 8Pm £15 Gina Yashere has had a momentous year. She witnessed the triumph of the London Olympics... OK, from her couch in Los Angeles, but still has much to say. She was able to finally let go of one of her biggest regrets: that she never got a ‘Jim’ll fix it’ badge. She discovered she could destroy a policeman’s self esteem with the word ‘pleb’. And finally and most momentous of all: Gina was forced to purchase reading glasses. You better believe she has A LOT to say about that. “One of the best comics in the world” The Guardian “Quite simply ... brilliant” The Australian Stage

Epsteinies Steven Lee Presents

THE ElEPHANT BRIDESMAID Thu 24 Oct | 2.30Pm £42 FamilyTicket | £12 Adult | £7.50 Child/Concession The Elephant Bridesmaid is a magical musical about weddings and wombats and the loveliest elephant the world has ever known. Join Nessie the Elephant and her fabulous animal friends and help them as they go in search of an outfit fancy enough to make her the forest’s most beautiful Bridesmaid! Make your day even more special and come to the theatre wearing your own fancy dress for the chance to take part in a fabulous fashion show. “A fantastically fun show for families.” Dorset Echo.

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*Subject to booking fees

Seats booked for performances between 12 & 19 Dec ‘13 Adults: £16.00* Concession: £15.00* Family: £55.00* (2 adults & 2 children)

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Seats booked for performances between 20 Dec ‘13 & 5 Jan ‘14 Adults: £18.00* Concession: £16.00* Family: £60.00* (2 adults & 2 children)


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LHK Productions

Isle of Noise Presents

Live In Concert

The Epstein Theatre Presents





Sat 26 Oct | 7Pm £15

Sat 2 Nov | 7.30Pm £15 (£12 Concession)

Don’t Stop Believing’ this October as LHK Productions bring together the very best performers from across Merseyside to celebrate the soundtrack of TV’s smash hit musical extravaganzas “Glee” , “High School Musical” and award winning musical-drama “Smash”. On 26th October music lovers across the region are invited to join the Über-talented LHK Youth Theatre at the Epstein Theatre and sing-a-long with the very best pop, rock and show tunes; all of which have been performed by McKinley High’s favourite ragtag band of misfits; East High’s popular students and the cast of Smash’s Marilyn Monroe inspired musical “Bombshell”.

Handel Furioso is a love story told through arias and duets, exploring a couple’s life together from childhood to old age. Two exciting young singers, Anna Starushkevych (Winner of the Handel Singing Competition 2012) and Robyn Allegra Parton (Kathleen Ferrier Award Finalist), appear in this production, directed by Max Hoehn. Acclaimed soloist, Julian Perkins, conducts the Sounds Baroque ensemble, following their much-admired recording of early cantatas. Music includes: “Cara Sposa” from Rinaldo, “Dove Sei” from Rodelinda. “…Julian Perkins gives performances that reach to the heart of the music.” International Record Review What’s on Stage Handel Furioso, Arcola Theatre 2012

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Fri 8 Nov | 8Pm £15 (14+) Since forming in 2010 Gypsy Fire have pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved with a pure acoustic line up. Featuring tracks from their latest album released in August 2012 at The Royal Albert Hall, each piece is performed with passion and flair. Expect beauty, excitement and boundless energy in this musical white knuckle ride! Encompassing many different musical genres, the quartet features the acoustic guitars of Stuart Carter-Smith and Will Barns plus award winning jazz violinist Ben Holder and Double bassist Paul Jefferies. Individually they are acclaimed soloists, together they are simply breathtaking!

Sat 9 Nov | 8Pm £13.50 “There are lots of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the best I’ve heard.” So said John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird. Since then Liverpool’s favorite Beatles tribute band have racked up over 350 performances at the Cavern Club alone and have headlined festivals and events worldwide. The show is 2x1hour sets of all era Beatles classics in full costume. All your favorite Beatles classics in one concert, it’s the show The Beatles never gave and there’s no better place for The Mersey Beatles to perform than right here at The Epstein Theatre.

“They are knock out musicians who play with passion, joy and humor; Brilliant.” Hank Marvin | 19

DANCE | Roy Castle Presents




Sun 10 Nov | 9Am - 5Pm

Sat 16 Nov | 8Pm

This charity dance event will showcase talent from across the region to raise money for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Dance schools will each perform a separate routine and combined will be dancing nonstop for the entire day. All money raised will help the Liverpool based charity to continue its work offering help and hope for all those affected by lung cancer. If you’re part of a dance troupe and want to perform please call 0333 323 7200 ext 9123 or visit

£20 Stephen Lynch will always consider himself “a musician trapped in the body of a comedian.” His original blend of music-based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world thanks in large part to word of mouth, social networking and extensive touring, including past appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals and headline shows across the UK. Join Stephen and some very special guests at the Epstein Theatre this November for a night of comedy genius and music talent which will leave you in stitches. This is guaranteed to be a sellout show… So get your tickets now!

Epsteinies | KW &NB LTD’s Presents

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT Wed 13 - Sun 17 Nov | Various Times £14 Music, laughter, songs, rhythms, rhymes and repetitions; with puppetry, paints, water and mud, not to mention A BEAR - we’re not scared! Sally Cookson’s hugely inventive production set to Benji Bower’s quirky musical score is a mischievous celebration of play, utilising everyday objects and materials, to capture the imagination and catapult young audiences into the world of MICHAEL ROSEN and illustrator HELEN OXENBURY‘s much loved picture book. MICHAEL ROSEN says of the live theatre show: ”This production of WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT takes everyone on the journey not under, not over, oh no - through it! - in a funny, exuberant and loving way. It’s a show full of laughter, music, silliness and thrills that promise you will excite and delight all young children. This is a must-go show.” “WE’RE GOING TO THE THEATRE, WE’RE GOING TO SEE A BEAR HUNT, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLAY WE’RE NOT SCARED.”

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Live In Concert

Positive Impact Presents

MD Productions Presents




Thu 21 Nov | 8Pm £12

Fri 22 Nov | 8Pm £12 | £14 on the door | 18+

The European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) is back with even more dates in nine European countries. The two hour, high octane programme featuring the most exciting adventure films of the year.

Born in the North Ireland town of Bangor, his passion for traditional music was born in the southern states of America. Foy has spent a considerable amount of time on the road, touring with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol, and Ed Sheeran. Foy also scored Oscar-winning short-film The Shore with David Holmes, who collaborated with Vance on his 2012 Melrose EP. Foy’s newest album, Joy Of Nothing, will be released this year.

They live life on the edge: climbing dizzying heights, plummeting off cliffs and down mountains, cycling endless miles. What‘s the one thing they have in common? A mutual Obsession to turn the impossible into reality… The Film Tour is back on the road from October 12th with more than 200 events in nine European countries. Find out more about the films and tour dates on

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With his latest album, “Joy Of Nothing,” Foy Vance has crafted a masterwork of the sweet hurt of love and what it does to the men and women involved with all of the fallout.

Sat 23 Nov | 2Pm & 8Pm £15 (£10 Concession) Positive Impact and organisers Orb Events are excited to present top tributes to favourite acts from the golden days of Motown including The Temptations, Diana Ross and The Supremes, the Jackson 5 and many more, bringing you the very best from an era of toe tapping rhythms, infectious melodies, heavenly harmonies and soulful singing. The curtain lifts and the magic of Motown is released! Taking the audience on a trip back to yesteryear to witness the dazzling costumes, mesmerizing performances and slick choreography. You won’t be able to do anything but boogie the night away as you sing along to all your favourite sounds of the 60’s and 70’s.

Sun 24 Nov | 8Pm £15 Liverpool’s MD Productions return to the Epstein Theatre this November with not just any old show – this is The Show! The Show is themed around myth, history and fantasy. The choreography gods have spoken – this fantastical event is set to go down in dance history showcasing sharp moves, brand new mesmerizing routines and some amazing talent. MD Productions, led by the self-taught Miguel Doforo have recently performed for Britain’s favourite royal couple, HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton and also reached the semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Come along and find out for yourself why these visionary performers continue to impress the Royals, the judges and the public alike! | 23



Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle Presents

Chiltern Youth Theatre Presents

WORlD STARS OF MAGIC Sat 30 Nov | 7.30Pm £15 (£12.50 Concession) Presented by Liverpool Mahatma Magic Circle, ‘WORLD STARS OF MAGIC’ TM is an exciting, entertaining and magical night out for the whole family, and a rare opportunity to see ‘live’ internationally renowned magicians, illusionists and specialty performers from across the globe. It is the perfect early Christmas treat!

ANNIE JUNIOR Sun 1 Dec - Mon 2 Dec | 8Pm £9 The musical you remember is back, in a brand – new production you’ll never forget! From its Broadway beginnings to the classic film musical, this heart-warming rags-to-riches story of Annie’s adventures; from the New York orphanage to the luxurious home of Oliver Warbucks; is a story that has been told all over the world for decades and will continue for many years to come. Chiltern Youth Theatre Company presents an adaption of this award winning musical. Come and Join little orphan Annie and her friends in this uplifting production that tugs at the heart strings.

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MUSIC | Mothership Presents

lED ZEPPElIN TRIBUTE Fri 6 Dec | 7.45Pm £15 (£11 Concession)

MOTHERSHIP is a Led Zeppelin covers band - actually more homage than tribute - that exists to celebrate the music of the best rock band the world has ever seen. Unlike other tribute ‘acts’, MOTHERSHIP don’t mimic the look and gestures of Led Zeppelin - rather the band is a celebration of the music - the music is the message… so… no costumes, no wigs, no nonsense… just great music, well played. Expect all the classics - but with some surprises thrown in, too! “…the most authentic sounding Led Zeppelin tribute in the UK” Liverpool Echo

MUSIC | Liverpool Philharmonic Presents

KERFUFFlE Tue 17 Dec | 8Pm £14 In 2010, these young folk stars split as a band to pursue their other work: Tom Sweeney has taking on the running of the band’s label, RootBeat Records; Sam Sweeney playing with Bellowhead, his duo with Hannah James, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings and the Fay Hield Trio; Hannah James with the Demon Barber Roadshow, her duo with Sweeney, trio Lady Maisery (with Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans) and an accordion group featuring Karen Tweed and Becky Price; and Jamie Roberts with his duo with Katriona Gilmore. Having reunited in 2012 to release the album Lighten The Dark for Christmas and to play a sold out show at St George’s Hall Concert Room Kerfuffle, one of the most important UK folk groups of recent years, come together again for this special festive show performing songs from that acclaimed Christmas album. | 25


As part of their new partnership, the Epstein Theatre and Clapperboard have organised an unmissable evening with Anfield Legend, John Barnes MBE . The Former player and manager will be in conversation and about his career in football, film and his recent work with young people in South Africa. All funds will go towards Clapperboard; a non for profit film production agency led by young people.


10-15 FeB Crosby Gilbert and Sullivan return to The Epstein to present one of the all time favourites for G&S lovers. The opera is set in the Tower of London, during the 16th century, and is the darkest, and perhaps most emotionally engaging, of the Savoy Operas, ending with a brokenhearted main character and two very reluctant engagements.


Live Nation presents one of live comedies masters and hilarious star of Live at Apollo. Royal Variety, CH4`s 02 Comedy Gala etc.


7 mAR If you’re looking for the very best girls night out in the UK, then look no further then these incredible stripping hunks. An action packed 2 hour Show from start to finish, these boys will literally have you begging for more!!!

ONE DREAM 14-16 mAR This new Musical theatre piece tells the touching and inspiring story of Liverpool legend Beryl Marsden’s journey through life.

A large modern Brasserie one minute walk down Hanover Street from The Epstein Theatre. Enjoy our 2 Course Pre-Theatre Menu served 12 noon - 6pm at £9.95 per person.

“Fab staff, cool vibe, long bar, good times” New York Times


21 mAR Jeremy Wade is an ‘extreme angler,’ biologist and writer, who spends time researching and looking for the most extreme and interesting fish and other water-dwelling animals. Catch him if you can at The Epstein.

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Sean’s O’Brien’s dream is to leave Ireland for a new life in America and with his ticket booked he is New York bound… He soon embarks on a life changing journey in what is a longer stay than planned in the midst of 1850’s Liverpool life, from the bustle of the docks, to the street slums and boxing clubs of the Liverpool streets.


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Theatre Information Accessibility

For wheelchair access, customers have access to Hanover House lift situated on School Lane which will give access to the theatre, lobby and Brian’s Bar. Ramps are also in place for access to theatre seats. Guide Dogs for the visually impaired are permitted and the theatre also has an infer-red T loop system for hearing impaired. Carer’s are welcome free of charge. If you require any information or would like to book with assistance please call 08448884411


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Make Your Event Unforgettable

HIRE THE EPSTEIN THEATRE Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Corporate Hospitality and Conferences

Experience the thrill of having your perfect and special day in the stunning setting of the Epstein Theatre. After a recent £1 Million Pound refurbishment this 400 capacity, grade 2 listed theatre based in the heart of Liverpool is looking beautiful and could be the perfect venue and back drop for your big day.

The Epstein Theatre can also be hired for a varied range of corporate hospitality and conferences and is suitable as a party venue for a whole range of events with the opportunity to offer catering and individual detail.

From May 2014 the Epstein Theatre will be fully licensed to host Weddings and Civil Partnerships, contact the theatre for more information.

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If you are interested in hiring any of the spaces please do not hesitate to contact General Manager Rebekah Pichilingi and we can arrange for you to come down for a drink and check out all the venue spaces. You can contact Rebekah at or on 0151 709 4044.

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Adopting a seat is a special way of leaving your mark at The Epstein Theatre. Whether a personal contribution, thoughtful gift or unique memorial for a loved one, adopting a seat gives the chance for you to become part of the history of The Epstein Theatre. For a donation of £150 you will receive a name plate with a personal inscription on a seat of your choice. All Donations raised will go towards maintaining this beautiful and historic theatre in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. To find out more please visit and click the ‘Support us’ page or email

Brian’s Bar


Each yeah we proudly open the theatre in celebration of Brian Epstein’s birthday. This year, on 19th September 2013 we will be having a special Birthday Tea for Brian in aid of MacMillan Cancer Research. Come down to the Epstein theatre and join in the celebrations with a cup of coffee and a range of cakes and treats from local suppliers. During the event there will be live bands and tours of the theatre. (All donations are in aid of Macmillan Cancer.)

How To Find Us Travelling

The Epstein Theatre is located at 85 Hanover Street.

Brian’s Bar is open before each show and during intervals for refreshments.

Five Minutes from shops and restaurants at Liverpool One and the Albert Dock.

Recently refurbished, this 200 capacity bar is one of Liverpool’s hidden gems and the perfect place to relax before attending a show at the Epstein Theatre. Come and sample our extensive range of spirits, wines and champagnes, non-alcoholic and hot drinks. A range of confectionary and Cheshire Farm Ice Cream are also available.

Two minute walk from Liverpool One Bus Station and Liverpool Central Train Station. We recommend that you park at Q-Park Car Park based on Hanover Street/Seel Street (Around the corner from Tesco’s), Open 24 hours 7 Days a week.



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In Memory Of BRIAN EPSTEIN | 1934 - 1967

Telephone 0844 888 4411 Hanover House • 85 Hanover Street Liverpool • L1 3DZ © Design by MATTBURY.COM © THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHY by RHIAN ASKINS

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